My Tip for Faster Knitting (That You Can Actually Enjoy)

My Tip for Faster Knitting (That You Can Actually Enjoy)
Well, the first month of the new year is wrapping up, and I admit it’s had its ups and downs, but I’m not complaining. I’m hopeful for the year ahead and looking forward to new patterns, new yarns and new growth opportunities (both personally and professionally) and I hope you...

Easter is a Time For New Starts

Easter is a Time For New Starts
Some people who faithfully visit Knitspot and read almost every post do not leave comments. That’s because I actually know them in real life. Of course, they will ask questions about things I’ve posted or comment to me in person. I guess I compartmentalize things a lot more than I think I do, because it...

See the Sea

See the Sea
Back in January, we wrapped up our ENVY 2015 Club with this final design, See the Sea - an asymmetrical crescent shawl that makes the most of a gradient yarn or one with random striping, the kind of colorations you get when hand spinning with dyed roving. The pattern includes two sizes; one...

Sky Cap

Sky Cap
Last year, we launched the first Bare Naked Knitspot Club with the Sky Ladder pattern package—a multi-sized pattern for rectangles that could serve a variety of purposes from scarf, to wrap, to blanket. I knit the baby sized blanket as my prototype with the plan of using it for modeling...

Birnam Wood Wrap

Birnam Wood Wrap
This cozy wrap is the sibling to the Dovecote Shawl. the repeating theme of simple diamond motifs is played once again here. First, in a straightforward direction, then changing to a crosswise formation, and eventually diverging into multiple diagonal pathways. An engaging knit from start to finish in luxurious sport-weight...

Spring LAL: Featured Designs & Yarns

Spring LAL: Featured Designs & Yarns
The spring season is upon us - why not celebrate with a lace project and your favorite natural wool? This time of renewal is perfect to gain some inspiration and refresh your knitting skills. Grab your friends, your needles, and join us in the highly anticipated Spring Lace-A-Long!   Keep...

What To Do When You Can't Get Gauge

What To Do When You Can't Get Gauge
Even the most experienced knitters can have trouble getting gauge. The needle size listed on any yarn label is a very loose guide that acts as a starting place. For any given pattern, you might need a different needle size depending on the stitch pattern, intended drape or stiffness, personal...

Big Toze

Big Toze
Mondays just disappear for me. I teach four 2-hour classes between 10am and 8:30pm, which doesn’t seem like a lot, but I always feel really beat when I get home at night! I think it’s the “good” tired though; the kind you get from a) doing something you love, and b) pigging out all...

Today is for Sweaters

Today is for Sweaters
And as for my hiatus from sweater knitting, it’s funny how at the end of last winter, when I had made about 6 sweaters, and maybe the same number the year before that, I thought we had more than enough sweaters for a while. But after only one winter of cutting back (I...