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Astounded by Short Rows?

Let’s take away the mystery!

The latest issue of Interweave Knits (available in the store now) has a fantastic article about four (4!) different methods of using short row shaping in your knitting. 53 more words


Bad Start, 2016 (but I made a great sweater anyway. Ha!)

I know that I kind of did this to myself. I was really pushing things as I got everything baked, stitched, knitted, wrapped, mailed and cleaned for Christmas. 816 more words


New Pattern: Wheels

It’s time for the fourth (and final!) Steampunk Oz design! This time I’m using two skeins of Iachos in “Patchwork Girl” and “Deadly Desert.”

The Wheelers first appear in Ozma of Oz. 162 more words

New Pattern Release


I have 2 sweater queued for showing, so this time used  “Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Sailor…” method for choosing which one is worth posting about :) 475 more words



Here it is, totally finished, and with a vaguely decent picture (but as yet, unsigned and un-mounted).

The recipient is thrilled, which is always gratifying. 696 more words


Clever Techniques

As a lover of knitting techniques and challenges, the following are ingenious methods to kick your knitting up a notch.

Provisional Cast-On (PCO)

PCO is often used as a temporary foundation row or beginning. 497 more words

Technical Information

What's in a Heel?

There are many different types of sock heels…my favourite construction these days is a toe-up heel flap construction. It creates a small tongue under the heel and the heel cap is created using increases and short rows — no need to pick up stitches! 25 more words