Once you've mastered the basic brioche stitch, add slanted increases and decreases to create a delightful faux cable on fingerless mitts. Learn to use the smooth and flexible Italian tubular cast-on to put stitches on your double-pointed needles, then knit up to the thumb gusset, where you'll also start your wavy pattern. Mercedes shows you how to read the simple chart for this pattern, or you can follow the written instructions that are included.
Explore a stylish open buttonhole design as you start to work on an open lattice scarf. Vicki shares troubleshooting tips and various methods to create a whimsical and artistic buttonhole effect, including gauging and chart reading tips that will set you up for success. Work alongside Vicki from start to finish through numerous rows of the project, and let your imagination run wild with future open buttonhole patterns that you might want to try!
Discover an easy method for a creating a provisional cast-on with waste yarn, then troubleshoot common mistakes and challenges. Plus, learn to make fabric and knit to gauge with your machine by creating gauge swatches.
It's hot and sticky and you just want to find some shade and … knit? Wait, you say, won't knitting make me feel even hotter? While even the thought of wool might make you sweat, it's not your only option: Discover the amazingly summer-friendly, plant-fiber coolness of cotton. Cotton yarn (like its friend, linen, which also comes from a plant) just feels cooler and is perfect for loose, summery designs — tops, lacy shawls, light cardigans, even swimwear and beach cover-ups. It's a win-win: perfect for knitting with AND wearing this summer.
It’s Friday night. You have the whole weekend ahead of you for uninterrupted fun. And by fun, we obviously mean knitting. So kick back, fire up your favorite binge-worthy show (may we suggest the Grocery Girls on Off Our Needles?), and knock out one of these knits to wear to work on Monday.
All knitters know how important it is to get your daily dose of fiber (Ha! I'll be here all week...). But what if your schedule doesn’t allow time for relaxed Sunday vibes, knitting in bed while sipping coffee? I feel you, and I've got a few ideas to help.
As a super busy mother of three, I often feel like I have to justify the time I spend knitting. There are so many demands on my time, it sometimes feels a little selfish to prioritize what at first glance may look like a hobby. But, my friends, it is so much more than a hobby. Knitting keeps me sane, keeps me focused, and, without a doubt, makes me a better person.