Our first efforts will not be our best, but we must not be ashamed of them. They are exactly what they should be. They are learning experiences. They are someplace to start. They represent tangible proof our our growing skills
Give yourself permission to embrace the experience of the mistakes because learning only happens in the mistakes.
As you might imagine, I spend a lot of time talking to knitters. Across the board, we all struggle. Whether it's a knowing how to unknit properly, how to pick up stitches, or how to choose what size to knit, there are things we either haven't tried yet, or have tired and not quite gotten it.
Ease is simply the difference between the size of the garment and the size of the wearer's body. Sweaters don't have ease by themselves. It's only when someone puts the sweater on that it has ease. That being said, a sweater may be designed to have a certain amount of ease, but the amount of ease you like is totally up to you. For example, take a look at the three of us all wearing the exact same sweater.
Do you love the cover design from the new Noro Magazine? Mary does for sure! She decided to knit it the minute she saw it! It's so perfect -- gorgeous silk blend HaruIto with its juicy colors in a lovely openwork cardigan. It's a perfect all-season garment.
Calling all Noro enthusiasts out there! I'm thrilled to be hosting the Noro Magazine Issue 22 trunk show featuring the designs for the Spring/Summer 2023 season. This trunk show is a wonderful opportunity for you to see the garments from the magazine up close and personal.
The Noro trunk show brings the pages of the magazine to life so you can experience the beauty of the designs firsthand. It's an incredible chance to see how the garments look in real life, to touch the Noro yarns, and to try on every lovely creation.
Knitting with cotton is like making bread with rye flour (or any low-gluten/non-gluten flour). It’s missing elasticity. Wool is smooth and bouncy and fun to work. Cotton, and other plant-based fibers, are not. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make cotton sweaters – you totally should because you’ll actually love them. Here are some of the things you’ll love about knitting with cotton:
Cashmere yarn is a luxurious and highly sought-after fiber among knitters. But what exactly is cashmere yarn, and why is it so special?
Cashmere yarn comes from the soft and downy undercoat of the cashmere goat. This undercoat is finer and softer than the coarser outercoat of the goat, and it's this downy undercoat that is used to create
As we move into the warmer months, it's time to start thinking about summer knitting and what yarn to use for a summer sweater. We want something that keeps us nice and cool, so that means fibers that are light, absorbent, and moisture-wicking. The best yarn for summer is either cotton or linen, or a blend of those.