Check out two newly published books for knitters and enter to win a copy of each! A picture book about a child learning to knit for her grandmother and a new knitting pattern book all about mosaic knitting are featured.
Let’s talk a bit about color theory for makers, beginning with the concept of color value. This is a great place to start if you’re having trouble selecting yarn colors for projects.
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.
I’ve never shared a finished object post, but many knitting blogs do, so I thought I’d give it a whirl! What’s a FO post? Basically, it’s a look at my take on another designer’s pattern, running down the yarn I used & why, pattern highlights and why I wanted to knit the pattern in the first place.
Have you ever noticed how adding a new color to a piece of knitting in the middle of the row totally makes a stair step in your work? That’s called a jog. But if you’re like me and like to make your knitting smooth when it’s not an excruciating pain in the butt, you’re in luck! There’s a thing called jogless stripes in knitting, and it’s totally easy to do.