Question from a buried comment: what's a good first project for a knitting lesson? Yarn Harlot recommends hats as a first project: you can make one as easily as a scarf, but quicker. Nobody will finish one in the first session, but they'll get well on their way. In fact you don't have to decide… Continue reading Absolute beginners
Another question from the peanut gallery. Kathy wants to know: Do you know of any good sites that give a general guesstimate on yardage required for jerseys/sweaters in various sizes (also taking into account yarn thickness)? Wow. What an excellent question. I don't think I've ever seen such a guideline and I imagine it would… Continue reading How much yarn, please?
I think I have by now made it clear that I'm a fan of patterns that aren't. And I'm sure Jo has sorted herself out with a pattern (or vague instructions, if I've succeeded in swaying her over to my way of thinking) and hence there is absolutely no excuse for this. But. It's a… Continue reading Absolutely, definitely the last baby hat here
Late addition to Jo's baby beanie brigade: Live dangerously, don't swatch hat from I'm knitting as fast as I can. That's my kind of pattern: this is how. You sort out the details. Perfect.
Thank you to my first two lovely commenters, who wasted no time in demanding information. It is my pleasure and my duty to provide this. 1. Everymoment asks: What am I working on now? A sexy little wraparound top* with lace trim, in hot red Siena. Don’t be misled by that rather dull photo, the… Continue reading Ask me anything