Archive - 2013 - Blog entry

July 16th

Thunderhorse54's picture

Seeking tips for socks

Okay, I'm taking the plunge. I have size one needles and fingering weight sock yarn. I'm looking for tips, tricks and suggestions before I start. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.


July 14th

hrypotter's picture

Knit care

...or to your man who knits!

July 13th

hrypotter's picture

To machine knit or not to machine knit?

Hi friends,
I have not posted for a long time. I have been hand knitting for about 10 years now and continue to knit daily. I have become curious of late about machine knitting. Are there any of you who have any words of wisdom for me about where to start? I would appreciate information about your personal experience with working on a machine.
Wade in Florida

SAPBrown's picture

Double Knitting - Take Two

I have been researching Double Knitting(DK) and wanted to share what I have found so far. Here is a list of DK tutorials in picture form.

July 12th

CLABBERS's picture

A New Hat Project

Thought I would step out of my comfort zone and try some fun cabling. Color coding the patterns seems like a wise thing to do. Time will tell.

July 11th

AKQGuy's picture

Ribbons, The Tour, But Not Related (a cross post from my blog)

First let us discuss the ribbons. Do you remember this?

July 9th

JRob's picture

BT Men Vol 1

Just love Brooklyn Tweed's Men Vol 1. I see several projects I'll need to complete. Love Jared's & his friends designs.


July 9th

PaulKnittingNow's picture

Finished Vest

Just finished the vest I have been working on. It's a nice moss green. Light enough to wear during the summer - at least in San Francisco where our summers can be a little cooler than the rest of the country. It'll look nice with a white t-shirt, or even a dress shirt. Thanks to those who helped when I couldn't figure out the pattern. As with most projects, I learned a lot!

CLABBERS's picture

Blocking Question

I blocked the sweater I made and, simply put, it grew! If I reblock it and reshape it by pushing the yarn tighter together and pinning it, should it then stay put? The arms did grow a few inches more that I had wanted and if I can't make is smaller by reblocking it, then I can always rip out a few inches and redo the last few inches.

July 8th

docs1's picture


Well, deep subject, finally am settled down to the significant business of becoming a legitimate knitter and putting in the due diligence. always one needs tools. OK, I need some serious input about DPN's because I want to be able to do socks, hats, and fingerless gloves. Maybe even ones with fingers sometime.