A simple yet meditative checkerboard-esque pattern. A fun self-striping yarn. A weekend of fiber tourism. Check Your Head is the perfect pattern to work on as you zip from shop to shop, from knitting haven to knitting haven. Find or make a fun pompom for the top to extend the fun.
Let me tell you a story. It’s the story of a love affair one knitter had with some yarn in her stash. She loved this yarn so very much, but couldn’t figure out exactly what it wanted to be. Until, that is, that yarn found its perfect complement. The rest is shawl-story (like history, only shawlier).
My grandmother loved polka music. Like, LOVED it. I used to help her out at these Wednesday night Party in the Parks in the local town square, selling popcorn and dancing with her in the gazebo. When I finished this cowl—which truly gave me the best knitting pleasure with every stitch—and Stefan suggested calling it the Barrel Cowl, the song …
Wear this lovely cowl on all of your treks through the enchanted forests of your dreams. The staggered rows of patterning echo stately trees, and the patterning is the perfect thing to stitch while dreaming of those treks. 10% of proceeds of all Enchanted Forest yarn sales and $1 from each Enchanted Cowl pattern sales now through Labor Day 2017 …
If you’re looking for a simple hat, and a reason to mix colors like crazy, look no further. This hat is a great mindless knitting project, perfect for last-minute stash-busting gift-knitting.
Malvina Reynolds was a folk singer-songwriter and political activist in the 1960s and 1970s, and is probably best known for writing and composing the song, “Little Boxes.” Make some little boxes of your own and play around with contrasting colors. Easy colorwork equals fun knitting!
As Hannibal from the A-Team would say, “I love it when a plan comes together!” And that’s exactly what happened with this hat: I had an idea, I knit that idea, and the hat turned out to be exactly what I wanted it to be.
The atomic number for gold is 79, and this shawl is pure gold, baby. Made in worsted weight yarn, it’s quick AND fun.
When I first started researching the buildings of Brooklyn, I was intrigued by the interplay of the red brick with the metalwork and windows. Using slipped stitches in a metallic color on a red-brick base just kind of made sense, and the resulting hat is an homage to the architecture of Slipped Stitch Studios, and to the shop itself.
The Skittles Scarf was inspired by a glance in a bin of Knitted Wit Gumballs in all of the Rock Candy single color colorways. It looked so stinking tasty, and begged to become something playful and fun. Don’t judge my fathomless addiction to these wonderful little bits of rainbow-colored candy…
It takes a village to raise kids, but nowadays, many of us don’t live near our families. That’s why Aunties are so important – female friends who love and support us AND our kiddos. Make your favorite Auntie something special with our Aunties Cowl.
This is a fun excuse to use two colors of your favorite hand-dyed yarn. It’s a great foray into colorwork, and the sizing allows you to make one for pretty much every member of your family – give them all a little knitterly smooch!