In case this isn’t incredibly obvious by now, I love knitting shawls. I’m obsessed with playing with the geometry possibilities, the outfit possibilities, and the chance to show off some beautiful yarn on the canvas that is a big, flat piece of knitting. This new shawl pattern began as a wee experiment with making a shawl featuring increases along one side of the work every few rows, which forms a right triangle. I love the fact that the yarn over increases are hidden in this piece’s chain edge and the wide, diagonal ribs are formed by simply alternating groups of 6 knit and purl stitches, hence the name Sixth Degree Shawl. I hope you enjoy knitting this as much as I did!
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This scarf is a quick and snuggly knit thanks to using a nice, bulky yarn. And the featured cable makes it complicated enough that you won’t get bored knitting a classic scarf. A win/win!
Doing this roundup every week means that I see quite a lot of the same types of patterns/ideas/etc. done about a thousand different ways over and over again. This week there were some really fun and different ideas shared on some of my favorite blogs. Add a little variety to your yarn crafting this weekend and give one of these new ideas a try!
This week’s got me feeling all festive! Two weeks from today is Christmas, and I can’t wait.
I once again teamed up with discount craft supplier Blitsy to bring you a set of free video classes for their site. They’re high quality, and both projects I did for this year’s holiday season are quick, fun and beginner-friendly. If you’ve been meaning to pick up crochet, these videos are a great place to start.
Get your hands on this fun, free & easy pattern for a square knit shawl, perfect to show off those fancy, one-skein yarns you haven’t quite found the right use for!
Colder temps mean that whipping out your phone to check a text can be a chilly business. There are a lot of touchscreen gloves on the market, but why not DIY some, especially since there’s a such a thing as conductive yarn these days!
I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the upcoming Worldwide Knit in Public Day, which I wrote about last year. This year, it’s coming up on Saturday, June 13, and what I’ve been thinking about maybe hosting a stitch’n’bitch session in Chicago that weekend. Would you come?