It started last year when a knitter loved the dropped stitch motifs in Air Bender and I challenged myself to see if I could turn the abstract butterflies into real butterflies with the same techniques. Then…
I love to add Japanese glass seed beads to my hand knits. A friend mentioned she wanted to try, but was concerned about what happens when it’s washed.
Formerly, True Vineyard Ministries, this organization rebranded earlier this year to have their mission match their brand. After prayerfully considering the options of which mission to support, I decided to give Handspun Hope another year. What drew me back to this organization for another year is how well suited our philosophies are in that we’re both eco-enthusiasts loving the world around us in Christ through fiber arts.
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.
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!
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!
Love Moebius marries a moebius with double knitting. But how exactly do you do that? Check out the preview video below.
Welcome to a new year and new decade, knitters! 2020’s theme is…
I begin each garment design with a philosophy for that particular design. The philosophy is what the garment wants to be and what, if anything, are “nonnegotiable” elements and what can be tweaked if needed. For instance, proportional design is an overarching philosophy I’ve always applied in my garment designs, even before hearing Jill mention it in her class. As seen in Woodsong Camber (pre-class), the philosophy of this design is that it featured differing sized traveling cables dependent upon the size being knit. Or in Moonlit Kiss, I originally had sketched in highly detailed sleeves, but in development found the lace and cowl details were enough elements for one design so streamlined those sleeves down to a simple faux seam to match the body.