My Bramen cowl is finished! This was a nice quick project and a good learning experience. I learned a new cast on and bind off, and got to do some good tuck stitch practice. And I get a nifty cowl out of it in the bargain 🙂 The cast on is the two-color long-tail cast… Continue reading Bramen Cowl Done!
The Bramen tuck stitch cowl is coming along! Once you have the hang of the stitch pattern, it moves along pretty well. The gradient of this yarn is fairly subtle, but interesting to watch develop. I’m hoping to have it done at some point tomorrow – more news at that point!
The first Boost Your Knitting project launched last Friday, and I finally got a chance to start it! It is Bramen, a tuck stitch cowl from Nancy Marchant. I have done tuck stitches before, so this one is not particularly a challenge. On the other hand, I haven’t done this particular stitch pattern before. Also,… Continue reading Boost Your Knitting Project 1
Tuck Stitch Cowl #2 is finally done! The yarns are Freia Ombre Grande and A Tree Hugger’s Wife Soft DK. I didn’t really have a pattern, just used a stitch pattern and a generic number of stitches to work it on. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and also happy to be done… Continue reading Something’s Finally Done!
A little earlier this fall, I talked about tuck stitches in relation to a class with Nancy Marchant of brioche knitting fame, who is the inventor/developer of this new technique for hand knitters. Her latest book, Tuck Stitches: Sophistication in Hand Knitting, is on this technique. I actually bought this book over the summer to… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Tuck Stitches
Just got back from Vogue Knitting Live in San Francisco! Mom and I went for three days (and a day of travel on each end of that) and had a great knitty time! There was so much going on, I’m going to do a couple of posts on this trip. Too much to write in… Continue reading VK Live! Part 1