I know, I know. Your mind is probably filled with projects to knit and craft for your loved ones. But isn’t it just as important to think about good gift ideas that THEY can put on their shopping list for you? Or better yet, perhaps you should put something on your own list as a reward for a job well done in 2018. If you’re looking for a truly spectacular gift for yourself (or your fellow knitter), then keep reading, because I think I know what should be on your list.
The Importance of Yarn
If “clothes make the man (or woman),” then surely “yarn makes the sweater.”
There are times when the silhouette of a design comes first and then I go hunting for a yarn, and then there are the times when a special yarn is the start of my design. The moment I saw (and felt) Anzula’s For Better or Worsted I knew it would be the perfect yarn for my first (drum roll please) custom dyed SWEATER KIT!!!
Welcome to 2018!! We made it through the holidays, all of our gift projects are (hopefully) off our needles and in the hands of their recipients, and we’re settling in to what looks to be a rough winter ahead. Don’t you deserve a little reward? Why not spend a little time on some “me knitting?”
Sweaters are the filet mignon of knitting patterns. They’re staples that can add tons of versatility to your wardrobe, they come in so many shapes, textures, and styles that there’s always something new to learn, and they can be as challenging or mindless as you want! This winter, curl up by the fire with a glass of wine and a classic new sweater to be! Need some inspiration to get you going? Here are some of my favorite sweater patterns!
The Soho Slip Stitch sweater class kicked off today (jump in anytime before Sept 10th and get the sweater class FREE with the purchase of the pattern!), so I thought I’d toss in a round up of some quick summer knits to keep you occupied between clues!
We had a final total of 63 projects cast on and now it’s time to award the final PRIZES!!
A huge thank you to every knitter in the Ravelry group who cast on and spent the fall knitting with me, and a HUGE thank you to our friends and retail sponsor Fiber Wild for sending out all that yummy yarn so quickly. Now with no further ado . . .
Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge Grand Prize Winners!!!
A few days ago I wrote about 10 Tips to Becoming a Better Knitter, so I thought it was only fair to turn the tables. I’m often asked what makes a good pattern, and I used to say something lame like, “good is in the eye of the beholder.” Well, cop out no more, I’ve thought about what are the 5 things I think are a must in all of my patterns. So without further ado . . .