How to Knit Cables Without a Cable Needle

I find cable needles to be clumsy and slow. Fortunately, they are entirely unnecessary! Below is a video demonstrating how I work cables without a cable needle. With practice, you can ditch the cable needle for all cables. 

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. (Wrap-less and gap-less!) When working German short rows, a Double Stitch (DS) 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

For The V-Back Tee design I opted for the tubular cast-on to maintain a clean edge for the ribbing at the neck. The video below demonstrates how to work this cast-on method in the round. Enjoy!  

Jelly Roll Sweater

Congrats to Isabelle Brunette for being the giveaway winner! Thanks to all who took the time to comment below. I will be replying to each of you soon if I haven’t already. One day a few weeks back as I was aimlessly rummaging through my stash, I unearthed a couple of skeins of yarn from…

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…

Sunset Highway: A Contemporary Voyage in Colorwork

Just when I thought I was done with pink and green combos I unconsciously selected another one for my Sunset Highway sweater. The pattern is designed by Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knitworks), and sometime around its release she announced that Olann, whose yarn she used for her sample, would be selling kits as a preorder for…

Titania’s Shawl for Mom’s Birthday

Flipping through the Summer 2017 edition of Interweave Knits magazine, I spotted the lacy Titania’s Shawl by Susanna Ic. I had not knit anything from Interweave in quite some time, and I was intrigued by this shawl, envisioning it would make an elegant new piece for my mom’s ever growing knit wardrobe. The pattern calls…

Rebel Two Shawl

At the beginning of the year Lesley Anne Robinson released her Rebel shawl pattern in honor of Princess Leia, a beloved Star Wars character played by actress Carrie Fisher, whose death late last year shook the world. It was not until I was exiting the theater with my family after viewing Rogue One for the…

Rad Batad

When my dear friend Corrie @corriekingsley asked if I’d like to join her in knitting a Batad, I was all in. I had seen many posts of flashy and spectacular Batads on Instagram, so I needed little convincing. The Batad is a unique, welt-filled cowl pattern by West Knits. Welts are tubal sections of stockinette that are…