Month: February 2014

Arm Knitting

  This new craze has been popping up in yarn shops and on the internet lately. Talk about instant gratification! A cowl or scarf can take a mere 10-20 minutes. Arm knitting is great for everyone— even if you have never knit before! The process of arm knitting requires no knitting needles or previous knitting knowledge. You will use your arms as the “needles”. You will need super thick yarn. We cast on either 4 sts (for a longer, skinny scarf or cowl) or 9 sts (for a wider, thicker cowl or scarf). Plymouth has some great yarns for...

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Patchwork Loden

I am really enjoying the look of “well-loved” knits lately. Wearing something from a couple decades past, even though it isn’t particularly something bought at a vintage store, is super cool and chic. “What’s old is new” seems to be the motto! Hand knitters can really take advantage of this theme. Purposely adding patches or embroidery to a sweater, hat, afghan or even sock can make your well loved items refreshed. Foxy Patches and Native American neckline and  Take a look at these clouds For this month, I’ve designed a patched-up guernsey-esque pullover in lovely Grignasco Loden. I love how...

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