Last year I taught a block of the month class at my local store Warm ‘n Fuzzy. I really enjoyed teaching it–so much that this year I’m teaching a similar class–but this time with my own pattern! This design is a result of my OCD. I didn’t want borders around each of the squares because as nice as they look when you are knitting the squares it made me crazy that once seamed, you’d have double borders on the inside … Read More
I’ve been making progress on my gloves! I just haven’t been blogging about them… Here are a few photos of my progress. Join the fun in the Mari Knits Ravelry group and share your progress!
I know parents, teachers, and most people who work with kids will tell you that they don’t choose favorites. I was a teacher, and I definitely had favorites. And now, as a designer, I still have favorites, though they do change as new designs are born. One of my current favorites, and one of my newest patterns, is the Connectivity Gloves, which was recently published in the Deep Fall Issue of Knitty. I’ve already knit these twice, and I’ve … Read More
Other Considerations Here are some more thoughts on customizing different parts of the sweater. If you’d like to shorten the sleeves on your sweater to make them 3/4 length, figure out how long you’d like your sleeve to be, and start your sweater at that point in the directions. For example, if you’re supposed to cast on 46 stitches, and you work ribbing for 2″, and then increase 2 stitches every inch, and you’d like to shorten your sleeves by … Read More
I don’t like to follow directions. I don’t like to follow recipes, and I don’t like to follow knitting patterns either. This is how I got started writing knitting patterns in the first place. Today I’d like to share some thoughts and ideas on how to customize Ginny’s Cardigan, because everyone is unique, so you should adapt your sweater accordingly so that you get YOUR perfect sweater. 1. Measure! First, before you can know if, how, and where you want to … Read More
My yarn has arrived for the Ginny’s Cardigan, and although I’m dying to get started and cast on I have a ton of deadline knitting to do that are looming over me, so I’m hoping to get those done before the August 10th start date. In the meantime I’ve been getting some questions about how to choose what size to knit, and what to do if your row gauge is off. What if your row gauge is off? As I … Read More
I’m excited to tell you that the Ginny’s Cardigan KAL will be starting on Saturday, August 10th! This means you still have time to get a copy of the magazine (I hear some people are having a hard time finding it in print, I haven’t received my hard copy yet either). It also means you have time to choose your yarn and knit your swatch. The KAL I’ll be reading messages and responding to questions regularly in the Ginny’s Cardigan … Read More