technique

Lace Pattern Questionnaire: Charts & Instructions

Lace Pattern Questionnaire: Charts & Instructions

Whilst working on a new pattern that is soon to be released, I thought a temperature check of knitters’ and readers’ pattern preferences might be useful, to make sure that future pattern releases are as relevant to the needs of those who might knit them […]

Speckle Dyeing With It’s A Stitch Up Dye Kit

Speckle Dyeing With It’s A Stitch Up Dye Kit

This weekend brought the most exciting post I have had in a long while, and for a change it was something destined for me rather than the Eskimini. Inside the perfectly presented package were two skeins of Marshmallow Cloud yarn (a chunky weight baby alpaca […]

Socks With Stripes, And Why You Shouldn’t Take That Tone

Socks With Stripes, And Why You Shouldn’t Take That Tone

Mr Awesome’s socks are coming along in short spurts between feeds and changes, and the occasional long walk to town. The cuff and seven stripes for the legs have been knit, and the final dark teal colour has been reached, signalling the end of the […]

Introducing: The KNITULATOR – Automatic Increase and Decrease Calculator

Introducing: The KNITULATOR – Automatic Increase and Decrease Calculator

Here is a surprise new addition to the pages of Eskimimi Makes: The Knitulator. In essence, the Knitulator has existed for a while in the form of a long spreadsheet calculation that I put together to help quickly and simply calculate evenly spaced increases or […]

Tutorial: How To Re-Fashion A T-shirt To Fit And Flatter

Tutorial: How To Re-Fashion A T-shirt To Fit And Flatter

After having successfully adjusted a T-shirt to transform it from a square unfitted shape with large shoulders and seams into a fitted women’s tee, I decided to write up my method in a tutorial, so that all those cute graphic designs languishing on giant, shapeless […]

Emberwarm Shawl Apply On The Fly iCord Edging Tutorial & Video

Emberwarm Shawl Apply On The Fly iCord Edging Tutorial & Video

After the release of the Emberwarm Shawl pattern yesterday I started to do a bit of reading about various iCord edging techniques and how they had differed from the one that I eventually settled on through much experimentation. Many of the iCord edgings that I […]