Whether you call it a lapghan, lap robe, or lap blanket, you will agree that they are very comfy and cozy. Now, you can make your own in any or all of these seven crafts.Read More
Best Knitting Reference Books is a listing of my go-to books. Some are small enough for my knitting bag. No matter how long a person has been knitting, sometimes your mind draws a blank. That is where these books have saved me more than once. For me, it is impossible to remember how to do the many stitches that knitting has to offer.Read More
Swatch your work if you want your handcrafted item to fit. We all know we should knit a gauge square before we knit, but, often we don’t take the time to knit the square. I found “The Great Swatch Experiment by the Berroco Design Team very enlightening.Read More
As a result of reading Priscilla Gibson-Roberts book, “Salish Indian Sweaters”, the Cowichan or Salish Sweater has been on my bucket list of knitting.While Salish knitting is the traditional knitting of the First Nation people of the Cowichan Valley of southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, famous design companies have sold versions of these Salish sweaters.Read More
A few months ago, Leisure Arts sent me their new “Ultimate Oval Loom” to use and write a review. Because of their request, I have developed a new appreciation for loom knitting.Read More
Yes, you read that correctly–loom knitting! My first knitting loom experience was years ago with the big white plastic loom and a pick. Gauge was extra-large. You had to double/triple your yarn. Mostly, they were for hats and scarves. Instructions were only for, what we now call, the e-wrap cast on and knit. An e-wrap knit stitch is a twisted knit stitch.Read More
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