Pattern Potential: 3 knitwear ideas

I don’t often design my own patterns, but occasionally I have a need. Sometimes, I can’t find a pattern that’s close to a project idea I have in mind. On other occasions, I’m inspired to cook up a new design to show off one of our farm yarns. Over...

Knitting Notes – February 2018

If you’ve been watching the YouTube channel for a while, you know that I don’t have a regular segment for knitting projects (this is a craft blog, not a knitting show). But, having recently finished Rick’s sweater, I wanted to share the final garment and update you on my...

Lace sweater: technical challenge and project victory

Once upon a time, I came across Veronik Avery‘s pattern for an origami-inspired lace sweater. It’s a timeless garment with a classic texture and a modern style. After discovering I had a good yarn to use in my stash (USA – made Quince & Co.), I cast on with...

Striped sweater: inspiration and design

I thought I knew what my next sweater was going to be: a semisolid version of Kate Davies’ owls (because, how could you not want a sweater with owls on it?!). And yes, I do want that sweater and I will eventually knit it. But I got sidetracked into...

1: Jennifer Kortfelt: Weaving with color

Jennifer Kortfelt is a professional weaver and knitter who loves to experiment with color. Her approach combines traditional textures with modern palettes to create fun, and sometimes surprising accessories. Join us for a conversation about inspiration, working with clients, and spur-of-the-moment sock machine purchases.

Swatching: Not just for size – How and Why It Helps

A few days ago my friend and I went to WEBS, the mecca for knitters and weavers in these parts, to stock up on supplies for upcoming projects. Jennifer weaves and knits designer garments, and I have recently volunteered to knit a few things for family members, so taking advantage...

Substituting Colors in Colorwork

You found it – that perfect color work pattern. But the colors shown in the sample garment aren’t exactly your favorites, or the intended recipient likes orange but the original doesn’t have any orange in it. What to do?

2015: The Year in Fiber

It doesn’t usually occur to me to look back on the year and summarize, but as I was updating my Ravelry project list I started scrolling to see what I’d completed and how that compared with 2014. Given that this was a crazy year (UK travel for training; Rick’s...

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