Category: Knitting

Two by Two Hat

I have this thing about the tops of hats. I think a nice symmetrical decrease can make (or break) the hat. When I saw the top of the Two by Two hat, I knew I had to try it.     I love the way the ribs “disappear” into each other. It was an easy pattern but the deviation from…

I Packed My Yarn for Boston

Last weekend I went on a road trip to Boston. Since I was mostly going to be in the passenger seat, I had really good intentions of documenting my knitting on the trip by road signs. I’ve seen others do this and thought it was really cool. Things I learned on this trip:   It’s really hard to take clear…

The Knitting Won

For any non-knitter, let me let you in on a pretty common sentiment among knitters: knitting with dark yarn isn’t always the most fun knitting. The knitting is fine, as long as you’re not trying to follow your stitches closely to follow the pattern. Something like knit two, purl two is an excellent choice for mindless knitting in dark yarn.…

Addi FlexiFlips

A few months ago a stumbled across a set of Addi FlexiFlips in my local yarn shop. They basically combine the flexibility of circular needles with the size of double points. Full disclosure: I’ve never been a fan of magic loop. I’ve tried sock knitting on really small circulars; I barely made it six rounds before I reverted to my double…