[Translate] While I was in Chicago for Vogue Knitting Live (VKL), I met some amazing people. One of them was Claudia from Zealana. If you haven’t heard of this company, you need to follow this link and check them out!
[Translate] There are lots of ways to cast-on stitches for toe-up socks. You can do a conventional twin-tail or long tail cast-on and then graft them together, or a figure 8 cast-on, or even a provisional cast-on. Sometime ago, an ingenious knitter developed the technique I like to use the most when casting on for toe-up socks (and other things as well). It’s called Judy’s Magic Cast-on and it was developed by Judy Becker. Judy [more]
[Translate] In the beginning, you probably used acrylic yarn to learn to knit. I know a lot of knitters that stay with acrylics or acrylic type blends because of ease of care, and price. I understand budget constraints, but I feel that if you’re going to knit something that takes ANY amount of your time and skill, you owe it to yourself to knit with something of high quality – at least once – and [more]
[Translate] Hmmm … you know that saying about the best laid plans? Well, I’m afraid this summer top KAL is one such situation. I went to the store today to have a look at the top and I have to say I was totally disappointed. As a matter of fact, I’m trying to figure out how they got the picture to look so good! Yes, in real life the garment does not look nearly as [more]
[Translate] All right then, hopefully by now you’ve decided on your yarn of choice for the knit along. Hopefully you’ve also done a swatch and have the gauge and know what needles you’re going to be using. Now it’s just a matter of knitting yourself a beautiful new fitted top. So before we get started, let’s do a very quick checklist … Spring/Summer 2011 Issue of Vogue Knitting International Appropriate yarn for the Fitted Top [more]