I’m sitting at my desk, surrounded by helical knitting swatches and samples. In case it wasn’t already obvious, I’m rather in love with this unusual technique! As I’ve published helical designs, there are a few questions that have popped up regularly, and one of the most common themes is around working other instructions at the same time as working helically.Read More
I-cord cast off gives a smooth, rounded edge to your knitting. Find out how to do it from this straightforward video tutorial.Read More
I have already waxed lyrical about my love of the dip stitch designs in Hunter Hammersen’s book, Firmament. They really are so compelling that I found both my Constellate and Ecliptic hats very hard to put down. But now that I’ve finished my Ecliptic hat I want to swoon over the crown shaping in a bit more detail…Read More
Learn how to work the simplest of provisional cast ons with this video tutorial.Read More
These two videos cover the basics of working jogless helical stripes, whether you use circular needle, or double-pointed needles.Read More
It has been brilliant to see a number of people in the helical knitalong saying how magical they are finding 1x1 helical stripes. It’s this sense of wondrous ease, and yet cleverness that has driven the development of the stitch patterns in today’s new chapter of Something New to Learn About Helical Knitting. I had already dipped my toe in the water of helical stitch patterns with my Spiralling Socks designs. They use the combination of a knit round and a slipped stitch pattern to create a pleasing helical effect, and I was quite sure that there must be plenty of other patterns that would be fun to work in this way.Read More
I had the pleasure of a trip to visit Felicity (Felix) Ford at Knitsonik HQ a couple of weeks back. We are making mischievous plans for next year, and after lunch we decided to go for a walk before I headed back to Frome. By complete happenstance, Felix’s route took us through the campus of the University of Reading, so we made an abrupt change of plans and went to visit the Chemistry and Pharmacy department, which is home to a double helix staircase. Read more to find out about the double and triple helix staircases that provided the names for the patterns in Something New to Learn About Helical Knitting.Read More
of being, but I think it’s been massively helped along by the super-speedy completion of our Telja Sweater in time for Yarndale. I have already shared the finished photo on Instagram and Ravelry, but today is the first time in ages that I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and blog about my knitting, so please forgive me for sharing it again. I’m still really pleased with it! Jim was a fabulous help to get the sleeves done, leaving me to complete the colourwork cuffs, body and then finally the yoke. Jim was so happy with the finished result that he has taken home some Something to Knit With Aran to make himself a Mountain Mist sweater from the brilliant new Tin Can Knits book, Strange Brew (it’s like a Something New to Learn About Yokes with a host of beautiful jumper and accessory designs as well as all the information you need to design your own yoke – we both really love it!).Read More
Today we are releasing the first chapter in Something New to Learn About Helical Knitting.
Chapter 1 starts at the very beginning. Of course!
If you have never worked helically before, this is the chapter for you. If you’re already a helical fan, then don’t worry, there are plenty of new explorations for you in the later chapters. The first chapter is the knitting equivalent of the first term at a new school or university, where we make sure that everyone is up to speed on the foundations, before diving into the wider subject.Read More
Whisper it quietly - I own (and wear) a number of cowls. They might be simple, but they’re far from boring.Read More