The Shusui Shrug

  As with many of my projects, Shusui started with the announcement of a KAL on Instagram. Indeed, Fuse Fiber Studio, the host of the KAL, even had a nice selection of yarn that would work splendidly for this shrug. ‘Eh, I’ll have a look at her shop,’ I thought to myself. ‘I don’t really…

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…

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…

The Fruity Knitting Podcast

When Andrea contacted me about submitting footage for the Fruity Knitting podcast, I confess I had never previously watched it. Making time for knitting podcasts, let alone non knitting podcasts, is not easy for me, but let’s be honest here. When people say they don’t have time for something, they are actually saying that they…

Colorwork Sans Floats

I’ve made it pretty clear to the knitting world that when it comes to colorwork, floats and I are incompatible. We just don’t get along. So what do I do? Omit them, of course! Below is a video demonstrating my method for knitting colorwork sans floats. I hope it helps you or at least entertains…