Vintage Patterns for Classic Style

I love, love, LOVE old knitting books. Old VKs are a fave, but I’ll thumb through just about anything. (And I have the overflowing bookshelf in my studio to prove it.) Often you can find a stitch pattern, a silhouette, or a detail that will spark an idea.  Also, looking at vintage styles is a…

Review – Darn Good Yarn Silk Ribbon & Chiffon Ribbon

Today I am writing about a sweater kit I recently ordered from Darn Good Yarn, “a wholesaler and retailer of original recycled yarns, clothing and home goods.” The kit is for a sweater knit with their Reclaimed Sari Silk Ribbon.  There are several links to yarn by this name on their site, but they all…

Slipping Stitches

Many knitters get confused over the directive to “slip” a stitch. To slip a stitch means simply to move it from one needle to the other.  That’s all that “slip”, by itself, means. Once I had a student arguing with me that “it can’t be that easy!” but believe me, it is. Of course, it…

New Pattern Release: Flying Spaghetti Monster Hat

Merry ChrisFSMas! I just published my newest pattern, The Pastafarian FSM Hat, on Ravelry! I really wanted to get this one out earlier, in more time for Christmas — but life conspired against me, with a death in the family and a computer that also died (but thankfully was resurrected with about 3 days of…