September 10th, 2014

Align Fingerless Mitts Tutorial

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Get your free pattern by clicking here!

Many thanks to Courtney Spainhower of Pink Brutus Knits for this fabulous free pattern! You can see Courtney’s other designs on in her Ravelry store.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The yarn I used on my finished blue mitts is Alpha B, Single Silk B, in color Crater Lake.
The yarn I used on my finished dark purple mitts is Alpha B, Single B, in color Marionberry Coulis.
Alpha B yarn is available at Knit Purl.

The double-pointed needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo.

The ball-chain stitch markers I use are from RyCrafty on Etsy.

The green yarn I used for demonstration is Cascade 200 – color name unknown!

The sweater I’m wearing (not my design) is this pattern, knit in a discontinued cotton yarn.

The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep, color Sushmita.

September 4th, 2014

Knitter’s Pride – “Find Your Needle”

A little something extra – here is a three-part video series I did for Knitter’s Pride, called “Find Your Needle”. Knitter’s Pride has so many different kinds of needles to choose from, hopefully this will help you make a good choice, and love your knitting even more!

September 3rd, 2014

The Mysteries of Row Gauge

In this video we discuss the differences between stitch gauge and row gauge. My technique video on checking gauge can be found here.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The poncho on the mannequin behind me is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The pattern for the sweater I’m wearing (not my design, in a discontinued cotton yarn) can be found here.

The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep, color “Maddy”.

August 27th, 2014

Judy’s Magic Cast-On

Instructions for working a sock toe using this cast-on can be found on knitty.com.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The poncho on the mannequin behind me is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The pattern for the sweater I’m wearing (not my design, in a discontinued cotton yarn) can be found here.

The circular needles I use for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Dreamz interchangeable needles.

The green yarn I use in the video is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in color Avocado.

The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep, color “Maddy”.

August 20th, 2014

Attaching Buttons

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

I mention in the video that I lost my favorite needle threader – it was this kind.

Needle threader that I use in the video.

The buttons I use are random buttons from my sewing kit – sorry, I don’t have any information about them.

The pattern for the sweater I’m wearing (not my design, in a discontinued cotton yarn) can be found here.

The poncho on the mannequin behind me is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The knit sample I use is a swatch from my Easy Knit Sweater Jacket, pattern + video tutorial, knit in Knit Picks Bulky in color “Wine”,

The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep, color “Maddy”.

August 14th, 2014

Winner Announced! Knitter’s Pride Waves Crochet Hook Set

If you didn’t win this time, this hook set can be purchased here on Amazon.

In the US and Canada, you can find a Knitter’s Pride retailer here.
Outside the US and Canada, you can find a Knitter’s Pride (Knit Pro) retailer here.

The random number generator I used to pick the winner can be found here.

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel – new knitting video every week, and more giveaways coming soon!

August 13th, 2014

Crochet for Knitters – Wavy Blanket

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Size: 42 x 35 inches (or desired size)
Hook: Size I (5.5mm)
Yarn: Worsted weight, in as many colors as you choose, about 1260 yards total
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for weaving in ends

CLICK HERE to visit Ravelry for your free copy of the pattern.

This pattern is designed by Stephanie Gauge. You can see her yarn here at Spinning Colors.
And her photography site, Stephanie Gage Photography.
And her other patterns on Ravelry.

Please keep in mind that the crochet terms I use in this video are American. Visit this website to see a chart detailing the differences between American and British crochet terms.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The yarn I use for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, in colors Yonder and Crush.

The large crochet hook I used for demonstration is size K hook made by Susan Bates.

The yarn I used in my finished blanket is Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, held double stranded, in colors Marlin, Silver, and Peapod (7 skeins in each color) worked with a size K hook.

The pattern for the sweater I’m wearing (not my design, in a discontinued cotton yarn) can be found here.

Red and white sample is crocheted with Cascade Arcadia (discontinued), and a size G hook.

Gray and purple sample is crocheted with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in colors Silver and Jam, using a size J hook.

The sample in baby colors is crocheted with Knit Picks Brava in colors Mint, Blush, and Sky, using a size H hook.

The sample using leftover yarns is made from various 100% wool yarns and a size H hook.

The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep, color “Maddy”.