Lace Making

Christmas Snowflakes and Other Ideas

Last week I wrote about some “Christmas Crochet Ideas”. This week I want to pass on some more ideas from the same book, Patons book 304 “Traditional Christmas”, but these one fall more into the category of lace. They are still all crocheted, but are a lot finer and more delicate. There are several different… Continue reading Christmas Snowflakes and Other Ideas

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

A Comparison of Pattern Grids

Last month a friend of mine gave me a special book on knitting. It is called “Knitologie” by Lucy Main Tweet, and contains some pattern grids which I found really exciting. I have quite a variety of cross stitch alphabet patterns, but this book has two different sized knitted alphabets, one being 14 rows high… Continue reading A Comparison of Pattern Grids

Knitting

Getting Started – Casting On

There are a number of different ways to cast on your knitting. I was originally taught the English version of Knitting On. Later I learned the Cable method and this is what I prefer. The method you use is largely a matter of personal preference, and I will be posting a number of YouTube clips… Continue reading Getting Started – Casting On