Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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The latest video in my How To Knit Videos is on using single crochet with knitted squares. And there’s an interesting story behind it.  You see, I made an afghan from a kit a few years ago. It is made of individual squares that are joined together into the whole afghan.  I knit it while caregiving.  The squares are a great way of knitting a large project without hauling the whole thing around. I think it’s now my favorite way to knit an afghan or blanket.  Although I can see making strips another option. Yes, I customized the knitting instructions. The original knitting instructions... (Read More ...)

  My mother never considered herself a knitter. If you asked her, she’d say she sewed, quilted, and crocheted.  She did many other things, including some knitting. As Mother’s Day 2011 approaches, I decided to look at the baby set she knit for me.  I haven’t looked at it in several years.  I recalled vaguely the knitting patterns included lace, although I wasn’t quite sure about it.  And I’m not sure I ever really studied it. Well, was I surprised! It’s a diagonal lace knitting pattern.  The cap is knit in one piece, with two seams going partway up the back.  The sweater... (Read More ...)