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.
It's no secret that I love Ravelry. Like really LOVE it. It honestly kind of blows my mind that this resource exists for the fibre community & it's totally free!