August 3rd, 2015

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July 29th, 2015

Knitting Help – Comparing Increases

In this video, I show how different increases look side-by-side, and talk about how to substitute one for the other. A bit more complicated than substituting decreases, some increases “use up” a stitch, while others do not.

The “sister” video comparing decreases can be found here.

Slow demonstrations of the increases shown:
Yarn-Over
KFB (knit front back)
Make 1 (M1)

The bulky yarn I used for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Yonder.

The needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Nova Platinas, from an interchangeable set.

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

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

July 22nd, 2015

Knitting Help – Comparing Decreases

Sometimes patterns, especially older patterns, will tell you to decrease without specifying which decrease to use. Or you may be working a pattern where you think a different decrease will work better than the one the pattern calls for. In this video, I compare three popular decreases side-by-side so you can see the differences.

Slow demonstrations of the three decreases:
Knit Two Together (k2tog)
Slip, Slip, Knit (SSK)
Pass Slipped Stitch Over (PSSO)

The bulky yarn I used for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Yonder.

The needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Nova Platinas, from an interchangeable set.

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

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

July 16th, 2015

Winners Announced! SKEINO Scarf-in-a-Scarf Kits

If you didn’t win this time, you can find the Scarf-in-a-Scarf kits here.

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

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

July 15th, 2015

SKEINO Scarf-in-a-Scarf Tutorial

SIS Classic Pattern-1

To get your Scarf-in-a-Scarf kit (over 20 colorways available, worldwide shipping), visit the SKEINO site here.

The kit includes four different patterns, which you’ll see in the video, and the images below.

Mitered Square Scarf:

SIS-MITERED-VERSION

Four different ways of wearing the Classic Scarf:

4 styles for VP

Crocheted Scarf:

SIS - crochet

Ruffled Scarf:

SIS-ruffle scarf

The colorway I used in my scarf is Norma.
The other colorways are:
Mitered Square scarf – Coal
Garter Stitch Scarf (worn long) – Crocus Pastel
Garter Stitch Scarf (worn long with a twist) – Tosca
Garter Stitch Scarf (tied with a rosette) – Norma
Crocheted Scarf – Summer
Ruffled Scarf – Parsifal

The bamboo pins I use can be found here.

The name of bulky yarn I used to demonstrate weaving in the ends is lost to time – sorry! I think “Peruvian Wool” was part of the name.

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, and isn’t actually a color, but I like the way it looks. It’s a nail treatment, called Oxygen Nail Treatment. It seems to help my nails grow, and prevents chipping and peeling.

July 8th, 2015

Giveaways! SKEINO Scarf-in-a-Scarf Kits

Click HERE to enter the giveaway.

Even if you entered the last SKEINO contest, you’ll need to sign up again for this one to be entered to win a Scarf-in-a-Scarf kit. (You’re not automatically entered to win.)

To see the colorways available in this kit or to purchase a kit, visit the SKEINO site here.

SKEINO ships from the US, to locations worldwide.

Please watch the entire video for instructions on how to enter the giveaway. This contest is open to US and international viewers (customs charges may apply outside the US). The contest is open until 12:01 am (US Central Time), July 15, 2015; and the winners will be announced in video on July 16, 2015. The winning email addresses will be chosen by random number generator.

As promised, here are images of the different patterns included with your kit.

Classic Scarf, in colorway Norma.

SIS Classic Pattern-1

Four different ways of wearing the Classic Scarf, in colorway Don Giovanni:

4 styles for VP

Crocheted Scarf, in colorway Summer:

SIS - crochet

Mitered Square Scarf, in colorways Coal and Don Giovanni:

SIS-MITERED-VERSION

Ruffled Scarf, in colorway Parcifal:

SIS-ruffle scarf

July 1st, 2015

Crochet for Knitters – Woven Stitch

In this Crochet for Knitters video, I show you how to work the Woven Stitch as a dishcloth. This stitch is pretty and really fun to work! Info below on how to try it out as a dishcloth, and if you end up loving the stitch, you can easily work it into a whole blanket or throw.

Instructions for working this stitch:

Chain a multiple of 2 + 3
Row 1: skip 2 chain stitches, 1 single crochet in next stitch, *chain 1, skip 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet* repeat between *s to end of row, chain 2, turn work.
Row 2: *1 single crochet in chain space of previous row, chain 1*, repeat between *s to end of row, 1 single crochet in the turning chain space of previous row, chain 2, turn work.
Repeat Row 2.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

In the striped dishcloth I made, I used Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in colors Fizz and White. I used a size H crochet hook, and a starting chain of 31.

Slow demonstrations of the stitches used in this video:
Chain Stitch
Single Crochet

The crochet hook I used is Knitter’s Pride Waves.

The yarns I used in the other samples are:
Green sample: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted
Bright pink sample: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, crochet hook size J
Navy blue sample: Lion Brand Wool Ease, , crochet hook size H

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

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