Counting Stitch Markers

June 14, 2017By Andi

Before I got really good at “reading” my knitting, I was a devoted counting stitch marker user, and I’m constantly surprised by how few knitters are familiar with them. The concept is simple: markers get linked together, and as you pass them from one needle to the next, you move down the chain of markers. … Read More

Picking Up the Shoulders and Joining the Underarms

June 7, 2017By Andi

After you finish your upper back on a top-down sweater like Anaheim, you’ll slip your stitches onto holders, break your yarn, and get ready to start the fronts. You’ll join new yarn and pick up stitches along the cast-on edge with the RS facing for each front at the points illustrated below. Anaheim gives an … Read More

Anaheim Resources

June 1, 2017By Andi

The Outfit Along starts today! I cast on my Anaheim using the long-tail method, and I’m working on US 8/5 mm needles. Yes, I had to go up a needle size for my own pattern! This is why it’s really important to knit a swatch and check your gauge. In my case, my gauge on … Read More

Anaheim – A New Cardigan Pattern

May 22, 2017By Andi

Last summer one of my close friends told me that she had never seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I immediately thought, “Well, we better fix that right now!” Every Monday after that, I’d make dinner and we’d watch a few episodes of Buffy. Like most knitters, we enjoyed all of the goofy 90s sweaters … Read More

Outfit Along 2017

May 15, 2017By Andi

Knit a piece. Sew a piece. Make an outfit. June 1st-July 31st. Get ready for the fourth annual Outfit Along! The Outfit Along pairs a sew-along with a knit-along to create a complete outfit that you’ll love, and as always, it’s co-hosted by me and Lauren from LLADYBIRD and will run June 1st through July … Read More