26
May

Lace Under Way

I started the Curved Shawl from Victorian Lace Today back in August. It is my first real, full-sized lace project. I set it aside for a few months because I was worried I would run out of yarn (Autumn Heather …

26
May

Swatch, good woman, swatch!

Spring fever has reached record highs here at the Knit Picks office. Samples of the soft, yummy, new spring/summer yarns are finally here, and we’re all a twitter trying to get photos taken, catalogs printed, new ads designed, new patterns …

26
May

Gorgeous greens

While gathering yarn in preparation for my next ad, I shot this photo of a pile of new summer yarn colors. We were still waiting for Comfy to come in, so it’s M.I.A., but you get the idea. We had …

26
May

Sock Madness

Oh no! Knitting catastrophe! Just kidding. I’m writing a two-at-a-time sock tutorial, and the test knitter just returned the samples. Inside that pile of treacherous circulars and Essential sock yarn are six sock stages, knit in duplicate, all ready for …

26
May

Fearless Sweater Modification

or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Flat Pattern Construction by Modifying It I have a confession to make: I’ve never knit a sweater flat. The first sleeveless top that I made was in the round, and ever since …

26
May

Moving day!

It’s moving day at the KP office. Actually, what was moving day is dragging into more of a moving week or two. We’ve got a LOT of stuff. “Now where in the world are they moving to?”, you might be …

26
May

Unearthing

Wow, the office move is on Tuesday, but we’re already almost done! It’s amazing what you can do when you all work as a team. It’s also amazing what you discover lurking in some mystery box – and how these …

26
May

Sock Speed

I love watching NASCAR races. I was trying to remember how this came to be, and I think it stems from going with my family to Champ car qualifying days at Portland International Raceway when we could get free passes. …