What I am working on
In this video I look at weaving in yarns as you go which con significantly decrease the number of ends you have to take care of in the finishing process.
Finished! This pattern is sold as a stand alone pattern on Ravelry AND as part of a kit which includes the pattern, yarn, project bag, and access to 3 video on the construction of this colorful shawl. BTW, there are 6 hiden animals in the motif bands. Get your kit here.
New unnamed design
I have been working on a new design for a long rectangular shawl and most likely a cardigan. The pattern involves stranded colorwork techniques mixed with a bit of intarsia. I even threw in some knots...because I seemed to be opsessed with them right now.
Adding new colors
One of the biggest occasions for blank looks from students is when the chart indicates the addition of a new color. The truth is…that adding new colors can be just a simple as just starting to knit with the new color. Once a few new stitches are worked, you can break off the old yarn leaving a 3-4 inch tail. Yes, this can cause loose stitches at the beginning of the round… for now, just give the old and new yarn a tug to snug them up. more...