Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book Review

May 9, 2018By Andi

When Sterling Publishing asked me if I’d like a free copy of the latest edition of Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book for review, my answer was immediately, “Yes.” I think there are three essential types of books that every knitter should have in their library, and a good reference book is number one on … Read More

Keeping Track of Row Counts and Stitch Pattern Repeats

May 2, 2018By Andi

When you’re knitting a sweater with a panel or all-over stitch pattern, you generally have to keep track of how many rows you’ve worked and where you are in your stitch pattern repeat. But how to do it? There are a lot of different methods for keeping track of where you are in a stitch … Read More

My First Knit Sweater

March 21, 2018By Andi

When the #myfirsthandknitsweater tag started going around Instagram, I really wanted to share my first hand knit sweater because I remembered it being hilariously bad, but I didn’t have any decent pictures and had given it away a decade ago to my friend Ashley, when we were in high school. I sent her a text … Read More

FAQ: Are you sure the pattern is right?

March 16, 2018By Andi

One of the most frequent questions I get about patterns isn’t about confusing instructions or a specific request for help. The question is, “Are you sure this is right?” Often it will include some variation on, “Am I really supposed to knit this many rows? The larger sizes don’t have as many.” Or the smaller … Read More

Simple Striped Beanie

March 6, 2018By Andi

Back in October, when I was in New Zealand, after I finished knitting a quick chunky shawl, I realized that vacation knitting was a good time to knit myself some new accessories, so I bought two skeins of Zealana Cozi in Wellington and started a simple striped beanie. I haven’t knit myself new accessories in … Read More