Trinity Stitch

The Trinity stitch (also referred to as Raspberry Stitch) creates a really lovely texture. Even the back looks clean and looks like its own design. This page contains affiliate links. It means that I may get a small commission on qualified purchases if you click on a link that is no extra cost to you.Continue reading “Trinity Stitch”

Clean Stripes Rib Stitch

The rib stitch is a versatile stitch that creates a nice stretch to your handmade garments. It is often used in hat brims (sometimes the whole hat), cuffs, waistbands and other specialized uses. To create the rib stitch, we alternate knit and purl stitches in the working row or round and follow the same stitchContinue reading “Clean Stripes Rib Stitch”

Simple Rib Knit Beanie

Handmade hats or beanies are simple are practical to give. They are personal and unique gifts. I think the most challenging part is actually making one that your recipient will like and actually use. People wear hats for many reasons. Up here in Alaska, it is mostly for staying warm and protection from the outdoorContinue reading “Simple Rib Knit Beanie”

Seed Stitch II

The Seed Stitch II is created by alternating two rows of knit and purl stitches. The photo shows two examples of the Seed Stitch II using different yarn weights and knitting needle sizes. This knitting stitch creates a very lovely texture. It is also versatile and can bring you different looks just by switching yourContinue reading “Seed Stitch II”

New Shop Feature

There is some very exciting news that I wanted to share with all of you. For the past few months, I have been developing my website and blog. I probably went through hundreds of themes before I was satisfied with the one I am currently using. This page contains affiliate links. It means that IContinue reading “New Shop Feature”

What is Superwash Wool?

Superwash wool is a special wool yarn that is machine washable. Generally, wool fibers have scales and these scales bind to each other upon washing or blocking. With superwash wool however, either one or a combination of these two processes treats these scales. The first process is to shave off these scales from the fibersContinue reading “What is Superwash Wool?”

How to Measure a Gauge Swatch

When I first started knitting, I did not pay much attention to the gauge. I started off with knitting scarves and throws that gauge was not required since the finished measurements are not critical to accurate fit. It was a joy to just get down to business and start off the project. If you areContinue reading “How to Measure a Gauge Swatch”

Chevron Stitch Pattern

The Chevron Stitch is a very attractive knitting stitch that uses knit and purl stitches. I have seen and tried several chevron stitches but this one in particular, is my favorite. This page contains affiliate links. It means that I may get a small commission on qualified purchases if you click on a link thatContinue reading “Chevron Stitch Pattern”