while doing a bit of housekeeping in the studio, i rediscovered a YKK rainbow zipper that i had received as a sample and meant to do something with but somehow misplaced in the process. to make a long story short, i finally got around to doing something with the zipper last week. i know i know, people usually buy zippers with a certain existing project in mind. this zipper (look at its cheerful rainbow teeth) demanded that a project be adapted to fit it! i…
our sartorial-minded friend (you know, the one that commissioned us to knit somerset) has been hounding us for the past 2 years to make him a pair of splendid earmuffs. of course, he didn’t wear the over the head variety . . . the ear muffs had to be the sort that went behind one’s neck. when we actually set about the task, it took us about 6 months to track down a “behind the neck” ear muff frame supplier . . . but we did and…
we cut our holiday gift list down to size this weekend with some speedy faux fur throws! these are so simple to make and feel all sorts of soft, silky, fuzzy and all around amazing! these throws have excellent drape. . . here they are making our favorite club chair a bit more inviting (and a wee bit more posh too!) we had so much fun making them, that we whipped one up for the kid too! . . . if you look really carefully,…
the baby has been growing like a weed in his first year. when he hit 28.5″ in length at six months, we noticed that he had outgrown his bath towels along with most clothing meant for a 12 month old.
it’s almost cap & gown season . . . we whipped up this super quick and easy how to make a business card tutorial for the soon-to-be-grad on the go! (plus it was a good reason for us to dip into our new dear STELLA fabrics)
kinda looks like a dorito, no?
a reader wrote in a while back asking for clarification on a stitch sequence used in the elise pattern. it goes something like this “. . . purl 1 through the back loop, drop the next stitch, yarn back, purl 1 through the back loop. . .” there are two parts to this stitch pattern that make it a bit less standard. we’re going to break it down here to explain how the stitch sequence is done:
hello buttonholes! we’ve posted a step-by-step photo illustrated tutorial on the one-row buttonhole we used in our Ziggy pattern. it’s a bit more complicated than the basic yarnover buttonhole, but a lot sturdier! practice the buttonhole a few times and it will become second nature to ya! (note: click read the rest of this entry for the tutorial)
the stitch crossing rows (6 & 12) of indian cross stitch can be a bit sticky. we’re showing you in pictures in case our written instructions don’t make any sense!
2 color shaker stitch knit flat is a bit tricky, so we’re providing a step-by-step tutorial to show you how we do it.