Category: KNITTING

My Dream Sweater-Cowichan or Salish Sweater

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.

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Loom Knitting-A New Appreciation for the Craft

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.

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