Yeah, yeah, yeah (you’re probably thinking), I know I need to make a gauge swatch. This isn’t about the need or even the how, but the what the heck do you do when . . . . Measuring in Knitting – The X-Ray So as many of you that have taken my gauge class knows, […]
In the last Tuesday Tip I covered the felted join as the spit splice. This type of splice is for animal fibers that are non machine washable . . . but wait, there is another way. Meet the Needle Felted Join When I want to splice a non animal fiber I try pulling out my […]
Blocking Tips – How to Block a Gauge Swatch I was recently swatching for a new design and I was truly practicing what I teach. I thought I’d take a second to talk about the most commonly asked questions I get, how (and why) to block a gauge swatch.
. . . or “10 easy steps to becoming a Knitwear Designer” I often get asked by my students to talk about my “design process”. So, since it’s just us, I’ll let you in on Patty’s 10 easy steps to knitwear design. The most important thing to do when you get an e-mail for a […]
When Bad bind offs happen to good people. When you bind off do you get something that looks like a noose at the end of your knitting? Does it bug you as much as it does me? Better Bind Off First let’s take a look at what a regular bind off leaves you with: Ah, […]