Alternative Stripes for Waters

May 16, 2018By Andi

The simple shape of my new linen top pattern Waters opens up a lot of possibility for customization. The pattern features a two-color stripe sequence with a 1:3 ratio over 8 rows/rounds, and the stripe sequence can be easily swapped out for other ratios, color combinations, and textures. Here are five alternative stripe sequences and … Read More

Waters – A Linen Top Pattern

May 15, 2018By Andi

You might not have been able to guess it from all of my colorful projects, but I love black and white stripes. I own a bunch of store-bought striped pieces, but never knit my own until this year. Meet Waters, in my new striped linen top pattern! Waters is a simple shape, with a high … Read More

The 2018 Outfit Along

May 15, 2018By Andi

Knit a piece. Sew a piece. Make an outfit. June 1st-July 31st. The Outfit Along turns five this year! The Outfit Along is an annual craft-along thats pairs a sew-along with a knit-along to create a custom outfit. As with previous years, it’s co-hosted by me and Lauren from LLADYBIRD and will run June 1st … Read More

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