Knitting

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Finished Hoot Mitts!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from 

Vickie Howell & the Yarnspirations Team Teach Arm Knitting in Anaheim

Vickie Howell and the Yarnspirations team headed to Anaheim, California last week to join in the fun at the Craft & Hobby Association Conference & Trade Show.

We couldn't resist taking the time to teach some eager students how to Arm Knit! Fast, easy and fun, the group

Trendspotting: Crazy for Chevrons!

Here we are, exactly a year from the infamous Missoni at Target  stores (in the U.S.) launch; the tipping point for what has continued to be a collective, crazed enthusiasm for chevron print. It's a bandwagon that I happily jumped onto with both feet -- I

Crafts 'n' Things Frame Front

As we inch closer to official "crafting season" (aka "It's time to get gift-making!"), I thought I'd

Mystery Afghan Check-In: Week 1

Week 1 of the Mystery Afghan Knit-Along (KAL) and Crochet-Along (CAL) is almost up, and what a ride! Hundreds of knitters and crocheters have been logging into the Bernat Forums, checking out the clues, looking for advice, and sharing photos of their progress.

New to the event? Check out the first KAL clue or

Ready for Something Different

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

So my vest is just about done.  Hurray!  It may not appear as if much time has elapsed, but for me this project dragged on way too long (didn't help that I wasn't feeling well AND lost my

Putting the Pieces Together

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

Finally got 'round to pinning and seaming the shoulders.   I used mattress stitch for the cast-off edges, which usually looks invisible and isn't too

A Little Color after Winter

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

Are you still feeling the Winter where you live?  'Cuz its definitely still not Spring in my little corner of the world.  So naturally the vest is becoming a welcome respite from the white, gloomy haze of Winter. 

Warming Up in a Vest

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

I have enjoyed using the Roving so much, I thought I'd try to make an adult garment.  With its bulky weight, I'm hoping the item progresses quickly (I'm already past the ribbing).

Girlie Skull

Project – Skull Hoodie
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

Nice to finally finish this project.  The crown decreases did indeed progress quickly.  And then the hat sat around on my knitting table and waited . . . and waited . . . and waited.

How Goes the Skull?

Project – Skull Hoodie
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

So my hat is slowly growing.  What do you think of my progress so far?  I really like the pink skull.  A white one might have contrasted too much with the rich burgundy background.

More Skull Goodness

Project – Skull Hoodie
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

Buoyed by the success of my skull hat, I thought I'd try a girlie version.  Since my last hat was a wee bit snug, I'm gonna go up in needle size to 6mm just to make sure the sizing is

Blocking Wool

Project -  Raglan Pullover for charity
Bernat Pattern Book #542012 – 9 Family Designs to Knit
Yarn – Bernat Felting in Snap Dragon
Blogger – Shandeh

Now, after several weeks of patient stockinette knitting, it's time to block all the pieces of my warm wool sweater for charity.  I don't mind

And the Skull Is . . .

Project – Skull Hoodie
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

A wee bit snug--argh!!  I had checked my gauge, but I forgot about intarsia and how colour-work sometimes makes me tighten my gauge **sigh**

Thankfully all is not lost. 

Two of A Kind

Project – Beret and Mittens
Bernat Pattern Book #530196 Show Your Stripes
Yarn – Bernat Jacquards in Juniper Jacquards
Blogger – DinaPurls

Two matching mitts--well, kinda matching.  I did my best to cast on at about the

Phone Case

Project –  Phone Case
Bernat Free Pattern Library download
Yarn – Bernat Felting in Crocus
Blogger – Teresaknits

So I was happily knitting away on the felted bag when - wham! - my cell phone died. Time for a new phone -- and time for a new phone case to protect my new gadget.

Mitten Love

Project – Beret and Mittens
Bernat Pattern Book #530196 Show Your Stripes
Yarn – Bernat Jacquards in Juniper Jacquards
Blogger – DinaPurls

Mostly I've made mittens for my boys and a few fingerless gloves for the men in the family, but never have I made mittens for myself.  To that end, I

Step by Step

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

So my vest is progressing rather nicely (if I do say so myself).  I've got the front done and the back is half-done (but the fun part will

Rip, Rip, Rip

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

One would hope that a newcomer to intarsia would check out all the available resources on working the technique BEFORE starting.   At least that's what a sane person would

Eeek, A Monster

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

Well, toddlers can be monsters, LOL!  Ask me how I know?

Seriously though, a cute monster vest would aptly suite

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