Craft

Casting On: Heartgyle Socks

Casting On: Heartgyle Socks

In the list of words that strike fear into a good number of knitters, intarsia comes not too far after moths. Despite the dread, here we intrepid band of Boost Your Knitting adventurers go, headlong into knitting intarsia in the round [audible gasps ring out, a woman faints]. […]

The Apple Swizzle Hat

The Apple Swizzle Hat

June’s Boost Your Knitting project and accompanying technique was a beanie-style hat in DK weight yarn, simple in form other than the dip stitches that this month’s accompanying tutorial and learning materials teach. This has been my first step back into knitting for a while […]

Spring Wreath Of Paper Flowers

Spring Wreath Of Paper Flowers

For the past two seasons I’ve had a wreath on my front door, because I like the little handmade reminder of nature as I cross the threshold to home. So, after the wreaths of paper leaves for autumn, and paper snowflakes for winter, I decided […]

Bramen Cowl (Tuck Stitches) – Boost Your Knitting Month One

Bramen Cowl (Tuck Stitches) – Boost Your Knitting Month One

The Boost Your Knitting series is underway, and March’s technique is tuck stitches. At the outset of this project I did not fully understand what a tuck stitch was. The pattern and accompanying tutorials for the Bramen Cowl, by Nancy Marchant, starts with a brief explanation […]

Mimi’s Linen Stitch Scarf (A Free Pattern Download)

Mimi’s Linen Stitch Scarf (A Free Pattern Download)

Back in October 2010 I started a scarf, knit lengthways in linen stitch, from four skeins of Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM). Things in my life were not right at that time, and it was a meditative marathon of a knit. Each row of […]

Christmas Crafts Round-Up

Christmas Crafts Round-Up

I had planned at least four more Christmas craft posts in the run-up to Christmas, but I’ve had to lay those plans aside for a while as my little boy was laid low with a horrible eye infection and a virus. We’ve had a tough […]