I found this afghan in The knitting man(ual) : 20+ projects for guys and the people who knit for them by Kristin Spurkland. It's called Seaweed Throw.
I have found a few patterns online for top-down knitting of a stocking hat. I find it very difficult to manage things and get the knitting to be what I would call the beginnings of a proper hat.
What is the difference? I am looking to make an afghan and it suggests either DK-weight yarn or heavy worsted-weight. Does anyone know what Lion brand's DK-weight yarn is called?
I finished the second pair of slippers and I am very pleased to have found a size that fits well and that I enjoyed knitting it more than my first pair. It does get easier!
In an effort to shrink my wool slippers to make them fit better and with much help from others on this site, I took the plunge and decided to throw caution to the wind and tossed the slippers in a hot
After the first slipper I made and proudly displayed, I began making the second slipper. To my surprise, I had skipped 20 rows on the sole of the first slipper!
For those of us who are visual learners...and who isn't?...here's a good site. Debbie has a very good way about her tutorials. Sometimes she goes a bit too fast, but you can always watch them again.
There are so many online tutorials now. They are so helpful. Recently, I was trying to become more familiar with entrelac knitting. So, off to YouTube.com I went.
I found this slipper pattern in The Knitting Man(ual) and enjoyed the process. I had to make adjustments along the way because my medium foot was not the designer's medium foot.
Here's an amazing video of a Rachel John knitting 1000 strands of yarn into a small mattress. Amazing tribute to perseverance and a sense of dedication to a curious form of art. Enjoy.