Category Archives: knitting

Indie Dyer Feature: Purl & Ply

I bet you have all been watching the recent launch of Purl & Ply along with me! The ladies behind those beautiful and utterly Instagramable colorways are Brit and Mel–a couple of indie dyer, home-school moms who love fiber, and … Continue reading

Posted in blogspot, community, hand dyed yarn, indie, indie dyer, interview, knitting, Purl & Ply, sock yarn, variegated yarn, yarn | 1 Comment

Knitting at Work: A Manifesto

I was recently promoted to full professor  . . . yay!  . . . and I’ve decided on a few resolutions for the upcoming years in the profession. Among other ideas, such as stress less, I’ve added “knitting at work” … Continue reading

Posted in community, Knit in public, knitters, knitting, manifesto, work knitting | 40 Comments

Episode 40: A June Cashmere Yarn Story

Hello happy fiber folk! I have a fun-filled episode for you all about cashmere–and June Cashmere in particular. I am fortunate enough to be doing some sample knitting for their fall line and became really interested in the story behind … Continue reading

Posted in cashmere, community, East Neuk Hoodie, episode, FO, information, June Cashmere, knitting, knitting podcast, laceweight, LB Hand Knits, LB Handknits, review, sample knitting, video, WIP, yarn, yarn review | 1 Comment

Better Sweater Series #5: Charting Software and Pattern Scaling

Well hello there! I’m SO SO SO excited to bring you the 5th installment of the Better Sweater Series. I have an actual, real, in the wool FO to show you . . . it worked, y’all! We have a … Continue reading

Posted in Better Sweater, community, compound raglan, custom pattern, knitting, knitting math, pattern writing, patterns, Phoenix Pullover, question and answer, scaling a pattern, sizing, sweater, sweater design, sweater math, test knitting, test-knit | 1 Comment

FO: Frozen Silver by Suvi Simola

I ❤ this beautiful shawl by Suvi Simola! It’s a pretty, triangular, slip-stitch pattern that is a quick knit–I worked on it during car trips in between sweaters. Rachel Smith of Wool n Spinning calls these “snack” projects, and I … Continue reading

Posted in Audine Wools, community, finished objects, FO, KnitCrate, knitting, shawl, slip stitch, Suvi Simola, triangular shawl, unicorns, variegated yarn | 3 Comments

Episode 39: Going Pro?

Hello Yarn-istas! Episode 39 is up and ready to keep you company 🙂 As you requested . . . Spencer is back!! He joins me to talk about going pro with hobbies and other loved activities. Plus, my Frozen Silver … Continue reading

Posted in Better Sweater, discount code, Frozen Silver, goals, KnitCrate, knitting, metaspencer, professionalization, shawl, sweater, tension, triangular shawl, Uncategorized, variegated yarn, yarn | 4 Comments

Wool & Honey Sweater

Hello fiber folk! I realized that I never posted about my most recent sweater: the Wool & Honey pullover that I knit as a sample for the yarn shop of the same name! Wool & Honey has a great online … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Mowry, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, commissioned project, community, finished objects, FO, knitting, pattern, sample knitting, sweater, unicorns, Wool & Honey, yarn, yarn review | 1 Comment