I’m very excited to announce that I’ve listed my first for-sale pattern on Ravelry, launching the Hands Occupied pattern shop. The inaugural pattern is for Turtle Mitts, a pair of hand warmers designed to fit close to the skin, but doesn’t lay so high on your hands that they affect dexterity.
Even if you can’t make my knit in public meetup this weekend, or another one closer to you, you can still try one of my favorite yarn ideas of the week to fill the void created by missing knit in public day festivities.
Holla Knits is an independent knitting magazine that features patterns that are not only challenging but fashion forward. The new issue features five fun accessory patterns designed for warm weather wear, a hilarious quiz to help you find your knitting spirit animal, some articles featuring knitting tips and tricks, and a short rows tutorial.
I don’t know if you’ve ever tried yarn made with yak fibers before, but I highly recommend it. Yak yarn provides a smooth yarn that’s a nice alternative to wool. – Read on to learn how yak yarn can help support earthquake survivors in Nepal.
There were some super fun yarn ideas online this week! I feel like I say that a lot, but do you see that Star Wars mug cozy? The cute little amigurumi octopi?
My most-used knitting needles are for sure interchangeable circulars. There are a few brands I like to use, depending on my mood and the project or fiber I’m working with. One of those go-to brands is Knitter’s Pride. Lightweight and warm to the touch, the Knitter’s Pride Karbonz knitting needles are really easy to work with and virtually unbreakable. I always look forward to casting on projects with these needles.
Knit in yarn in colors inspired by the Outlander series, this shawl is a modern reimagining of a garter stitch triangle shawl featuring bright, spring colors and a chevron accent.