Article: Upcycle That Old Sweater

“Add swagger to any project or sweater—handmade or store-bought, firsthand or secondhand—with surface embellishments using that single skein in your stash, notions from your sewing basket, or other bits and pieces too pretty to just throw out. Here are just a few ideas to ignite your imagination!”

Article in Creative Knitting, Summer 2016, Volume 38, No. 2. For more info, click the affiliate link:

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Article: Make Like Weavers Do: Leno!

“Life is busy. Sometimes, we just want plain knitting but we don’t necessarily want a plain sweater! There are many ways to gussy up our garments after the knitting is done, and in this tutorial we’ll explore adding the look of leno to our fabric. Leno is a weaving technique used to create a lacy yet stable fabric. Vertical warp threads are twisted around each other before the horizontal weft is introduced. Imagine marrying knit cables and lace, and you get an idea of what woven leno fabric looks like!”

Accompanying Project: Artisan Tunic

Article in Creative Knitting, Summer 2016, Volume 38, No. 2. For more info, click the affiliate link:

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Article: What a Delicious Recipe: The Hand-Knitting Pattern

“Patterns are our recipes, supplying our knitting list of ingredients and instructions on what to do with them. Like recipes, patterns assume a certain amount of knowledge on the part of the user, such as: the difference between minced and chopped (or a decrease that slants left and one that slants right), which knife to use when slicing tomatoes (do you need a circular or straight needle for a pattern with 200 stitches?), etc. How do you know if a pattern will result in your new favorite garment or just create a sad UFO (UnFinished Object)?”

Accompanying Project: Coronado Cardi

Article in Creative Knitting, Autumn 2016, Volume 38, No. 3. For more info, click the affiliate link:

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