You know what I really love about summer? Experimenting with different types of crochet patterns, techniques, and yarn weights. In the fall and winter, I usually stick with what are thought of as "typical" crochet makes - beanies, scarves, sweaters, and the like. In summer, though, I have more time to make other things - like home decor!
Do you ever see a new yarn, and just know right away you want to try it? That happens to me all the time. When I heard about the new Whims Merino from Furls I new I had to make something with it, but I wasn't sure what.
Spring is finally here, can you believe it? I was beginning to feel like winter would never end! One of my favorite things about spring is wearing light layers. I'm always a fan of scarves, and spring is the perfect time to toss on a triangle scarf for a little added warmth or pop of color to an outfit.
St. Patrick's Day always feels like a true spring kickoff to me. Maybe it's because of the signature green colors and decorations, or because it happens right around spring break. Maybe it's just because by St. Patrick's Day I am 100% over winter and everything that has to do with it!
Are you intimidated by crochet cables? You know what, for the longest time, I was too! All those post stitches, crosses, and complicated instructions made me very hesitant to try them.
Can you believe it's already February and that Valentine's Day is right around the corner? I can't! Even though some consider Valentine's Day to be a frivolous holiday, it's always been one of my favorites.
I love a quick, one skein project - don't you? The Jiffy Mesh Cowl is super fast and super easy. With just one skein of Mary Maxim Titan yarn, you can have a beautiful cowl in no time.
Stranded colorwork is one of my favorite knitting techniques. It's so fun to use two or more colors to create a fun pattern on a hat, garment, or other knit piece. However, color work can be intimidating - especially when you first start knitting! I remember my first attempt at fair isle - to say it was a mess would be a drastic understatement! Over the last year or so I've become much more comfortable with color work. Here I'll share a few of the things that have helped me to improve my stranded knitting skills.
When I first started knitting, creating beautiful cabled pieces was at the top of my to do list. The problem? I found cables to be super intimidating. More needles, slipping stitches, skipping stitches? No way could I do that, right? Wrong. After learning a few techniques and tricks, I figured out cables weren’t nearly as scary as I’d originally though. Here I’ll share with you my top 5 cabling tricks, as well as a quick and easy cabled beanie pattern to help you practice.