How to Work German Short Rows

I have found German short rows to be the cleanest and easiest short rows to knit. They have no wraps and no gaps. (They’re wrap-less and gap-less!) When working German short rows, a Double Stitch is created at each turn. This double stitch automatically closes the gap and keeps the work tidy. Below is a…

How to Work Two-Color Brioche

If knitting is a language–and I believe it is–then brioche is a dialect. The term brioche as a knitting stitch is derived from the French pastry of the same name, of which it supposedly bears some resemblance. I don’t see it, but I do know knitting and pastries have both evolved over the years so…

The Anniversaire Cardi: My First PomPom Knit

I stumbled across the Anniversaire pattern on Ravelry a few months ago and added it to my queue lickety-split. This cardigan, designed by Veera Välimäki for Issue 21 of PomPom Quarterly, has more texture by far than any garment I’ve ever made, but it wasn’t just the texture overload that appealed to me. This cardigan is…

A Girl’s Best Friend Shawl

Here I go again with another pink and green combo, or purple and green. It doesn’t matter–both speak the same language. I don’t know what the deal is with my fascination with pink/green and purple/green, but I have dubbed this style “granny eclectic” because my dear belated grandmother was a fan of these combos. Even…

How to Work the Tubular Cast-On in the Round

Recently I started a new design for a v-back tee and opted for the tubular cast-on to maintain a clean edge for the ribbing at the neck. It occurred to me that it would be a handy cast-on to record and upload for my website, so here it is: How to Work the Tubular Cast-On…

Campside Cardi for Mother’s Day

I had been meaning to knit a cardigan for my mom for quite a while but struggled to find a pattern that would fit her petite frame. (She is the teeniest!) Just as I resigned myself to finding a children’s pattern that would suit her, I came across the Campside Cardi pattern. As you know…

Kiuru Hat Test Knit

Many of you have probably seen the cable-covered Kiuru pullover pattern in Laine Magazine: Issue 3. A few of you may know that I started knitting that design back in January, but as warm weather approached I hibernated it away until the arrival of cooler days. Much like sweater projects, some reptiles, amphibians and fish…

Campside Cardi

Without shame, without apology, this yarn took up residence in my stash well before I conceived of a project for it. While I’ve grown meticulously systematic in planning my knitting projects, with impulsive buys kept to a minimum, do you blame me for this one slip-up? I mean, look at it. The yarn is Marquess…

Grellow Mon Manet

Reverse stockinette sweaters have become quite trendy lately, yet they are still not easy to find in stores. Partly because of the rareness of the style and partly because I adore the inside-out look, Mon Manet was thrown into my knitting queue the moment I saw it on Instagram. Designed by Jonna Hietala, Mon Manet…

Marled Mania Leggings in Blue

The idea of knit leggings appealed to me from the start, but marled striped leggings? That’s just genius. This pattern is the Marled Mania Leggings by Westknits, and boy did Stephen ace this one! Few things in life are more satisfying than knitting an entire project solely from stash. I don’t like keeping a large…