After months of planning, knitting, designing, testing, editing and re-editing, it’s time for our Read Along Knit Along featuring The Night Circus! Read this post to learn how to get the first clue to this mystery knit along pattern.
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Who doesn’t love a good single skein knitting pattern? This checked scarf with bands of garter stitch at even intervals is both textural and masculine. A chain edge and knit and purl motifs really add a nice polish to this simple pattern.
Mark your calendars and start picking your yarn, the next Read Along Knit Along starts October 2! We are going to be reading & discussing one of my all-time favorite books, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and knitting The Scarf of Dreams, a mystery design very much inspired by the book
The Arizona Afghan is a single panel blanket inspired by iconic woven blankets of the American Southwest. The bold, graphic design of this throw is accomplished through a combination of linen stitch, stranded colorwork, slipped stitches and a dash of intarsia. Get the pattern in I Like Knitting magazine, October 2017.
MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino is soft, lightweight and springy. This yarn is a fun one to work with for both knit and crochet. Check out this post for a review & enter to win two balls to try for yourself!
Learn the best tips for getting perfect tassels every time. Tassels are the fun part of yarn crafting – you don’t have to count stitches or take yourself too seriously when you make them. They can show off your yarn in different ways than standard patterns may allow, which can be really refreshing!
Veil stitch is a nice alternative to drop stitch that involves some specific wrapping to accomplish. Master this unique stitch with an easy-to-follow video tutorial in this post.
This heart-inspired wall hanging is a fun, quick way for knitters to add a geometric blast of color and texture to your walls without having to master a whole new fiber craft like macrame or weaving.
The Mod Maze Pillow features flat, center-out construction, which is a great way to learn techniques to help you level up your knitting skills.