Category: Techniques

  • How to Check Fit Whether Knitting Bottom-up or Top-down

    How to Check Fit Whether Knitting Bottom-up or Top-down

    Many knitters prefer top-down sweater patterns because you can try them on as you knit, and they feel more confident fitting a sweater this way. This method has its pitfalls, however, which I wrote about in a previous post. First, it limits you to knitting only sweaters that are written for top-down knitting, or figuring […]

  • Choosing a Yarn for the Towline Hat

    Choosing a Yarn for the Towline Hat

    I recently released my Towline Hat pattern as an individual download. The original hat was knit in handspun yarn, and since not everyone can (or wants to) spin their own yarn, I thought I’d give you a few tips on choosing a commercially-spun yarn for your project.

  • Reclaiming Yarn For a Project

    Reclaiming Yarn For a Project

    I’ve just started a new sweater project for myself, and I’m reusing yarn from an unraveled sweater I knit previously.

  • Mending a Sweater Hem

    Mending a Sweater Hem

    As spring arrives, some of my most-loved winter knits have seen some wear and tear. I’ve accumulated a small mending pile, including one of my favorite sweaters – the Poet sweater by Sari Nordlund (see it on Ravelry), knit in local Jacob wool yarn from Avillion Farm. The hem of the sweater had unraveled a […]

  • Washing Your Woolens

    Washing Your Woolens

    I’ve been washing some of my design samples to get them ready for Carolina Fiber Fest next weekend. I’m doing a designer showcase from 12-12:20 on Saturday March 12, so if you’re local to me please stop by and say hi! More information is available on the Carolina Fiber Fest website. Anyway, I thought it […]