The next release in the Technicolor: Matinee eBook collection is Silvia Needs a Bag by pattern engineer, Christine Guest. Christine’s designs fascinate me! She incorporates such incredible detail scientifically proven to work together in beautiful artistry. I’ve had a few peeks into her process and her pile of swatches to get everything perfect is mesmerizing! I’m also privileged to be test knitting an upcoming release of hers, a men’s sweater, and am loving her attention to detail. The care she takes to make sure patterning develops in a beautiful method even when doing something like increasing for a sleeve – wow! But you’ll hear more on that a little bit later. For now, Christine was kind enough to let me …
Fasten Off Yarn Along 2022
Happy social knitting days! This Christmas season I’ll be taking part in the Fasten Off Yarn-a-long (FOYAL) as both a designer and participant. If you’re new to the FOYAL, check out this link! The event kicks off tonight at 9pm (Nov 25) and runs through December 31st. The social side and games takes place on a dedicated discord channel and social media. This year, the FOYAL features 109 designers with over 4,300 total eligible patterns including 3,500 discounted patterns! Use code: FO2022 to save 25% off 25 of your favorite Knit Eco Chic designs. Code works on both Payhip and Ravelry and expires December 8th midnight EST.
This Is Your MKAL
Slip and Rise
The morning frost warms into morning dew as winter turns to spring. Within these first few months of 2022, enjoy some simple designs to awaken your senses to the joyful colors and textures of double slipped designs. The final two designs will appear as we say “goodbye” to warm summer mornings and “hello” to frosty sunrises.
This Is Not Your MKAL
As the reveal of Terran is just around the corner, Puddles and I wanted to “paws” and take a look back over the design process of it. With over 1.93 GB & 490 files in the design folder and 11.9 GB & 969 files in the media folder (!!!!) there is a lot of Terran that you will never see, including some really adorable Puddles WIP photos. He said share the picture love, human! So, journey back in time with us as we take a look at “this is not your mkal” and the frogged and forgotten stitches of this MKAL design.
Crossing Borders Virtually
An exciting 10th anniversary celebration I wasn’t expecting was to be invited to interview with Antionette.
Please join me in welcoming Karista of Sweet Mountain Crafts to the blog today. I’ve followed Sweet Mountain Crafts on IG for a while and love the gorgeous yarn and beautiful scenery.
Lindsay’s Invisible Short Rows
One of the things I love most about brioche knitting is the reversible nature of the stitch. When it came to short rows, though, the techniques I could find all “displayed” the short rows in varying degrees of glaring announcements “there is a short row here!” I knew they had to be a way to make it completely invisible.
brsssk stitch demo
The brioche slip, slip, slip & knit the 3 brioche slipped stitches together (brsssk) is demonstrated in today’s stitch tutorial.
Cast On Fun and Games
Puddles has started an “introduction” channel so we can all get to know each other. And the first “fun” in the “fun and games” channel is a social media photo challenge.