It thundersnowed in Chicago yesterday, which means winter knitting season isn’t quite over yet. Unlike my faux woven cowl from last month, today’s cowl features a series of small cabled stripes all the way around and is made with less bulky yarn. Also unlike that cowl, it breathes a little more, so it’s great for transitional weather.
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I have about 15 friends and relatives who have recently had babies or are currently pregnant. It’s SO MANY ladies, you guys! While all of this baby news is super exciting, it can be a bit of a burden when you try to knit blankets for that many babies. The pattern I’m sharing today is one I came up with for two of the blankets I’ve gifted so far. It’s easy and is good even for beginner knitters. The only things you need to know how to do beyond casting on & off and knit & purl is how to knit 2 together and yarn over.
Knit a cowl with a woven effect and you’ll have the warmest DIY accessory ever! Includes a video tutorial to help you master the faux weave.
Add to your crafty toolkit by learning to finger knit, a super simple & useful skill!
My take on a great, free knitting pattern for a beautiful lace scarf, and a bit about why I became an ambidextrous knitter.
A comprehensive guide to teaching yourself, a friend or a kid to knit practically for free!
A handmade gift that knitters or non-knitters can make in a jiff!
On reaching a new level of knitting skills, finishing my first pair of socks, and learning to knit left-handed.
As of this writing, I’ve successfully turned the heel of my first knitted sock and am bracing myself for the gusset (yes, that’s what it’s called). For today’s post, I just wanted to share the latest photo of my work-in-progress, and some videos and links I found helpful when working on my first sock.