Wandering through labyrinths of rocks formations or books, “The Stacks” will mark your path in your stitches. Academic from the start, this design knows the importance of breaking from book learning to explore the great outdoors. Whether a beginner on the needles, or well-studied in yarn wrangling, this no-shaping rectangular shawl design packs a visual punch of knitting interest.
I’ve always wanted to name a design “Prolegomena” so set forth with that intent for this design. However, as I stitched the concept to life, it began to tell a different story.
“Social distancing” the buzz word of corona safety has been my prescription for these last 20 years of EI. Truly, the last human touch I experienced, save camera mom and dad, was the doctor during my last exam back in November. It’s a tough reality and something that people with EI experience on a daily basis. However, I’ll share two secrets with you for survival during more private times. 1. Find God’s blessing in each day – from the unexpected email of a friend, to a gorgeous sunrise or sunset, to a particularly delicious yarn, CS Lewis in “Surprised by Joy” calls these love letters. By making a point to recognize each one, He will revive your spirit in ways only He can. 2. Make use of technology to stay connected. Yes, they may be virtual hugs, but try to imagine them as real and feel the connection the other person is making an effort to share with you! To that end, I’m thrilled to present the following collaborated KAL for your knitting enjoyment:
I know I’ve been teasing you with a secret non-knitting project for MONTHS now, but everything is finally ready to share.
A Valentine’s Day love letter from a moebius to double knitting, Love Moebius marries these two fun techniques. Take a walk on the wild side as you watch the moebius magically twist and turn your stitches. Highly contrasting colours will make your heart throb for these X’s and O’s.
String Theory Moebius
One of my personal joys in knit design is collaborating with other designers. Today’s Stitch in Focus tutorial is brought to you as part of a indie designer knitting how-to you tube round robin!
I first came across Chiaogoo when one of my BFF’s in the industry, the talented Talitha Kuomi, freelanced for their social media. She told me great things about this knitting needle brand and took such attractive product photos, when our KAL approached, I thought it’d be fun to interview them to learn more. The Chiaogoo website tells a bit of their story, but they were kind enough go in depth with us here. Read below to learn about the company and discover what’s eco about this popular knitting and crochet tool brand!
The game is afoot! Fill in the crossword to decode our prize for the Love Moebius KAL.
Verano translates from Spanish into “summer” or “summertime” and Malabrigo sees this new base filling out their catalogue for summer knits. However, it double knits beautifully (just wait… pattern coming in November), so I think perhaps it has year round potential!