Knitting · reblog

It Isn’t Selfish, It’s Just Knitting — Yards of Happiness

Such a great post! Knitting can be an integral part of self-care – don’t ever feel bad for knitting just for you!

I always see Knit alongs and suggestions for projects in January that are labeled as “selfish” knitting. Meaning, knitting that you’re doing for yourself can be seen as selfish. I’ve said it myself because that’s what it has been called, but I’ve decided I don’t like that adjective. It’s just knitting. I realized years ago […]

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Knitting · reblog · Yarn

Your First Piece of Knitting Will Be Awful, And That’s Okay — Sycamore Cove Knitting

I loved this article! It has some great, practical advice for those just getting started!

If you’re just learning to knit or still a beginner, give yourself a break. I would guess that all knitters have an awful mess of a first project they’ll never forget. But we all hope you’ll try that second project.

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Craft · reblog

You Just Never Know — Compassionknit

This is such a sweet story from Compassionknit!

Wonderful things can happen when we connect. I read a post on a local TRASH NOTHING thread. A woman and her son needed yarns for making Twiddle Mitts. Regina had just given me a very large sum of yarns that needed a home for charity knitting. So, since Regina is an amazing charity knitting person, […]

via You Just Never Know — Compassionknit


Knitting Pattern: 6 Stitch Offset Parallel Cable — Crafting Delight

Look how gorgeous this knit stitch is! I think this one is perfect for last-minute holiday knitting!


Warm Up Ohio

The Offset Parallel cable uses the very basic cable stitch. But just a slight twist in the normal scheme of knitting creates a distinctive cable pattern that has a bold look on your fabric. As a panel, it has a great bold look and yet it can easily be inserted into other designs with a […]

via Knitting Pattern: 6 Stitch Offset Parallel Cable — Crafting Delight


Knitting · Yarn

Caron Cakes Triangle Knit Shawl — Two Paws Knitting Co.

This is a great pattern for a shawl from Diana!

The best things in life are free, or at least, they come for free when you buy yarn. I found this pattern on the inside of a paper sleeve of yarn. This pattern is simple, gorgeous, and oh-so squishy. I love Caron Cakes yarn (or any self-striping cake yarn) because I don’t have to think […]

via Caron Cakes Triangle Knit Shawl — Two Paws Knitting Co.


Lucky: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

This is a really beautiful pattern! Check out the details…

String Geekery

The word I drew from my word hoard for this stitch pattern is Lucky, suggested by Natasha on Patreon. I like the word, and I like the result!

Each month, my Patreon backers have the chance to suggest words for me to encode as knitting stitches. I make two of these into knitting stitches each month: the first is drawn from the collection of new words; the second is drawn from the collection of unused words. A random number generator helps me choose these, and then I get to work, first turning the letters into numbers, then charting the numbers onto grids in various ways. Finally, when I make the chart into lace, I turn the marked squares into yarnovers and work out where to place the corresponding decreases. (I usually make lace; occasionally I make cables instead.) I also make a chart for any craft that uses…

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