Nov 022014
 
Natalia Vasilieva's Boola Sweater

I think this sweater is absolutely stunning: I haven’t chosen a yarn, but it’s definitely in the cards if I can ever figure out how to keep work from getting in the way of my knitting. You’ll find the pattern on Ravelry… and since Ravelry doesn’t support DAK files, Natalia has graciously given me permission [...]

Jun 282014
 
A Neater Rib Cast-On For Japanese Knitting Machines

I’m sure you’ve heard all of the White/Superba owners talk about the wonderful rib they create on their French knitting machines. I assure you, it’s all true… I almost always do my ribs on my 1602, even if I’m going to knit the rest of the garment on my Brother KH860.

But sometimes I want to do a quick pair of socks and I don’t want to go to all the trouble of swapping machines around just to knit a couple of ribbed cuffs… so this is how I do my rib cast-ons to produce a nice finished edge on the Japanese machines. Still not as nice as the Superba, but good ‘nuf. [...]