In between working on Ixchel, I started another cowl that is a sort of practice sampler from my Tuck Stitches class. This one is in the Stockinette Tuck Stitch B pattern (I think). The resulting pattern looks like interlocking bubble strings. It looks like colorwork, but it really isn’t. It’s stripes, but with tuck stitches… Continue reading Tuck Stitch Sampler Cowl #2
I finally finished the tuck stitch cowl that I started in September in the Tuck Stitch class with Nancy Marchant. It turned out OK! The stitch patterns in the top and bottom sections were Step Gable Tuck stitch and then the B version (color dominance variant of the same thing) in the middle. It’s not… Continue reading I Finished a Thing!
My Ixchel sweater is coming along pretty well! I have about 25 rows left for the body, and then ribbing. Toward the bottom, where I am now, the stars start to thin out, and there are a lot of rows with 12 or more stitches between single gold stitches. So I decided to go back… Continue reading Ixchel Update
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