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

wavy vp

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”.

August 6th, 2014

Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Waves Crochet Hook Set

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), August 13, 2014; and the winner will be announced in video on August 14, 2014. The winning comment will be chosen by random number generator.

You are welcome to comment here, but if you’d like to enter the contest, you’ll need to leave a comment on the YouTube watch page.

Since not everyone can win, you can get your own set of these hooks here on Amazon.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The pattern for the sweater I’m wearing (not my design, knit in a discontinued cotton yarn), can be found here.

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

July 30th, 2014

Crochet for Knitters – Triple Crochet Stitch

“Triple crochet” is an American term. This stitch is called “double treble” in the UK. Click here to see a chart that translates American and British crochet terms.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
Be sure to check out the other videos in the Crochet for Knitters Series.

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

The sweater I’m wearing (not my design), can be found here.

The yarn I used for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, in color Avocado.

The crochet hook I’m using is Knitter’s Pride Waves crochet hook.

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

July 24th, 2014

Winner Announced! Knitter’s Pride Symfonie Rose 16″ Interchangeable Needle Set

If you didn’t win this time, this needle set can be purchased here.

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!

July 23rd, 2014

Math for Knitters – Casting-On (or Chaining) a Multiple of X + Y

Cast-on a multiple of 14 + 3? Or 12 + 8? Or any combination of numbers? What does that mean? Whether these instructions are for a cast-on number in knitting or a foundation chain number in crochet, I explain it here.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

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

The needles in the thumbnail photo are Knitter’s Pride Nova Cubics straight needles.

The pink yarn in the thumbnail photo is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in color Crush.

The bamboo DPN I use as a pointer in the video is Knitter’s Pride Bamboo.

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