Archive - Jul 2012

July 8th

CLABBERS's picture

Cardigan Border Suggestions

I am making a cardigan for my wife and it's a standard raglan design. The pattern says I should just pick up the stitches along the right and left front panels and do a garter stitch for about 6 - 10 rows or so...about an inch to an 1.5 inches. I was wondering if there are any slick ways of knitting a border with a bit more interest and just join the border to the panel as I knit it?

July 7th

knitboy1's picture

New Knit Simple is coming!

Hi All - Check out the new Knit Simple, Fall 2012, with my latest designs.

andyz280f's picture

Snow Drift Afghan

Well I am at the point of sewing up my first sweater. The Orange hoodie I made. Nervous, never did one before. But I think that if I take my time it should come out okay. Now I am starting an Afghan. I think this one will come out good too.

July 6th

JRob's picture

Fiber Trends Easy Lace Wrap

Hi All,

Toe up Socks victory

A couple of months ago I whined about how hard the going was on a toe up sock project I was working on. Luckily I listened to all of you, I did finish that pair and just to really be sure that I had the process down, I started a pair for me (now remember I was taking a break from knitting. I think what i really meant was a break from gift knitting).

Here's what I've noticed:

July 5th

bobinthebul's picture

A F.O. with a below-the-belt name...

I've been a bit scattered with my knitting lately...a couple pairs of socks on the needles, a lace shawl that was going great till something got ripped out by accident and I haven't had the courage to wither tink back several rows or try and reconstruct it. And I'm 1/4 of the way into a Spectra scarf, thanks to someone who shared it here. :)

July 4th

chicquette's picture

Roman Stripe Stitch Prayer Shawl

Just finished a prayer shawl using James C Brett Marble Chunky yarn. Thanks to Johnny Vasquez at New Stitch a Day, I learned how to do the Roman Stripe Stitch. He has THE BEST tutorials! The shawl is a combination of the Roman Stripe and stockinette stitch and contains a great palette of colors and texture.

If you aren't familiar with Johnny's work, got to

July 3rd

TinkerJones's picture

Next time, just say "It's magic"

We were up in San Francisco for the weekend and managed to wander past the famous SF yarn mecca, ImaginKnit. Wonderful store, btw. I love that they have so many finished objects lying around for inspiration.

ronhuber's picture

Blocking Acrylic

Do you guys block acrylic and if so how? A new great niece/nephew arriving in January and I want to make some things. Or maybe you can direct me to washable wool products. I guess I could use sock yarn.