A few weeks ago, we shared a video tutorial detailing the two-colour long-tail cast-on method, which is used in this month’s Boost Your Knitting pattern, the Bramen Cowl. As with many knitting techniques though, there’s more than one way to accomplish this cast on. Today let’s take a look at another approach, which uses both hands and is sometimes known as a “thumb method” long-tail cast on.Read More
We’re officially half way through this month’s Boost Your Knitting knitalong celebrating the tuck stitch … let’s take a look at some of the beautiful cowls you’ve been knitting!Read More
We catch up with Nancy Marchant on the blog today, chatting about all things tuck stitch, as well as her recent makes, future plans, and that beautiful Chanel-style jacket.Read More
I love the joyful feeling that comes from learning something new. There’s a real satisfaction in delving into a completely new technique, and emerging some hours later feeling like you’ve got it. But there’s a special rush that comes from learning a new tip or trick that builds on previous knowledge, that you can almost immediately grasp, and that leaves you wondering hey, why didn’t I think of that? I had just that sort of light bulb moment when learning how to work the two-colour long-tail cast on for the Bramen Cowl, this month’s Boost Your Knitting pattern.Read More
Are you ready to TUCK?
Tuck sounds like some kind of energetic gym activity, but I promise that knitting tuck stitches is actually relaxing and not at all alarming. And to help you develop your tuck stitch skills, we have Nancy Marchant’s lovely Bramen Cowl – the first design in Boost Your Knitting.Read More
It’s just three sleeps until the first pattern and tutorials of Boost Your Knitting will be landing in Ravelry libraries around the world, and we can hardly contain our excitement around here! Are you as excited as we are? Can you hardly wait to see the first pattern? Are you dreaming about all things Boost Your Knitting? (Maybe that’s just us?) Well let’s pour that excited energy into some fun knitting detective work!Read More
This is a controversial point of view, I know, but I don’t care about tension swatches (US gauge).Read More
Are you ready?
We are beyond excited by the stellar list of designers who have contributed patterns to Boost Your Knitting: Another Year of Techniques. These are the people whose patterns I turn to for fun knitting. They have all contributed to my knitting knowledge, and I am thrilled to be sharing their creations with you!Read More
Have I mentioned recently how much I absolutely love enabling knitters to learn new techniques? That feeling of breaking it down into achievable chunks, leading people through the process, and watching them achieve more than they thought possible is almost as intoxicating as the thrill of learning something new. I can’t wait to help you to Boost Your Knitting!Read More