When Nancy Marchant’s Bramen Cowl was released this month, I was excited to see it made use of a sewn cast off, a personal favourite of mine. Sewn cast offs have a lot to recommend them. They tend to be stretchy, so you won’t end up with a cowl that won’t fit over your head. They’re a fabulous match for a long tail cast on. And I find the sewn action of the cast off pleasing and meditative to work.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
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