How to Get the Most out of Your Stash

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A small part of some of my oldest stash yarn

The stash, our treasure. Almost all crafters have one, not just fiber enthusiasts. But what is a stash? What can it do for us? And how could we get more out of it? As I am organizing mine, I started thinking about this and tried to figure out what others have said about this subject before. There is a lot on… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Provisional Cast Ons

provisional cast ons - Crochet provisional cast on

So you’ve picked out a pretty cowl or something else and have the yarn, knit a swatch and prepared the pattern. But now you have a new problem: It’s a sideways construction, you start at the center and you knit outwards toward the edges, or you’ll knit on a nice edging later. It requires a provisional cast on. Don’t worry, I’ve… Read more »

16 Beautiful & Quick Cowls You’ll Have to Knit This Fall

I think it is safe to say that fall is upon us. The trees are changing color, everything looks pretty (I like fall) and the wolflings play with fallen leaves. It gets dark much earlier than before, it’s windy, and it rains a lot. And it’s getting colder. If you haven’t knit yourself a cowl yet, it’s about time! To… Read more »

How to Best Use Patterns and Have More Fun Knitting

As a knitter, you will likely be using knitting patterns a lot. There are those that don’t, but most beginners stick to them. They are a great way of learning how to knit a particular item or garment. But what if you still don’t get a satisfactory finished project? What if the sweater doesn’t fit or has a weird shape?… Read more »

4 Quick & Easy Tubular Cast Ons to Improve Your Knitting Skill

so many swatches

Some cast ons are pretty. Others are merely functional but not especially decorative. But what do you do if you want the cast on of (for example) a cuff to be invisible? There are two options. Option 1: A folded hem. That may work, but it is usually lacking a bit in elasticity and therefore better suited for the bottom of… Read more »

What to Look out for in the New Knitty Deep Fall 2017 – a Review

Review Knitty Deep Fall 2017 - Screenshot taken from Knitty front page

I’m sure most of you have noticed it by now: The new Knitty is out! This is the Deep Fall issue, so we get a lot of patterns suitable for the cooler temperatures. And this is also the 15th-anniversary issue, so all patterns in here should be inspired by something published in the Knitty issues of the last 15 years…. Read more »

Important Things to Know About “Where the Wild Sheep Roam” – a Review

Review Where the Wild Sheep Roam (Screenshot taken from Ravelry)

As you all know I’ve recently completed the Where the Wild Sheep Roam cardigan for Tiny Wolf. I’m still absolutely in love with it and there are many beautiful examples of other finished projects over on Ravelry. If you are anything like me then gazing at beautiful knit items makes you want to knit them yourself. Immediately. Do you feel… Read more »

How to Know If You Are a Process vs Product Knitter

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process vs product knitter - which are you?

So you are a knitter. And you’ve always heard of those two types: Process vs product knitters. But which type are you? Do you even fall into one of those categories or can you be both? Can your type change over time? Why should you care which category you fall into? I recently came across the subject of process vs… Read more »

Why I Bought Interweave Knits Fall 2017 and Loved It

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Interweave Knits Fall 2017 - Astral Road Ruana cover (screenshot taken from Interweave Website)

I used to have an Interweave Knits subscription for a while. There were however so many other publications that interested me more. But then I saw the cover of this issue. And I checked out some of the images on the Interweave website. And I knew I had to pick this one up again. There were simply too many beautiful projects… Read more »

How to Steek for the Absolute Beginner

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How to steek - Cutting the steek - it's not as scary as you might think!

If you’re following me on Twitter you know I’ve recently cut my first steek. I had been knitting on the cardigan for a while and was both excited and afraid at the prospect of cutting the steek. It turns out: Cutting into your knitting is a lot less scary and much more fun than I thought. And steeking really isn’t… Read more »