Katies keep number two

Knitting Katie’s Kep Number Two in Earthy Colors

Because my first Katie’s Kep (hat) came out a bit large, I decided to cast on four fewer stitches for my second knit. (Find the link to the Kep pattern at the bottom of this page.) I still used a size 3 circular needle and did the Old Norwegian cast on – or something like […]

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Provisional cast on with crochet hook

Help With The Provisional Cast-on

The provisional cast-on is needed when you will have to go back at some point and use, or pick up, the stitches that were cast onto the needles to begin with. Waste yarn – some yarn other than your main yarn – holds those stitches until they are used. This cast-on method combines both the […]

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Miss Babs K2 Chunky yarn, Rock Sparrow

Knitters and Covid, A Good Time to Stash Dive

I’m glad I have this knitting hobby to keep me relaxed in times of stress. As a self-proclaimed hermit, I am used to being home…a lot, so this quarantine is not hard on me. My son shops for me and I work online (have for years) so life has not changed all that much here. […]

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Knitting a top

Over the Top Tee, Knitting For Hot Weather

For summer, which is year round in Florida, I am knitting a pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier called “Over the Top Tee“. She knit it using silk yarn, and I am knitting it using linen yarn, which I have not used before. Once I bought the pattern, I began searching for a good, summer weight yarn. […]

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Skiff Hat with cables

Knitting The “Skiff” Cable Beanie Pattern

I’m back to knitting hats, and this pretty cable hat caught my eye. It’s called the Skiff Hat by Jared Flood. The hat can be knit as a Beanie or Watchcap and I chose the beanie as a trial. I’m not an experienced cable knitter and had to see if I could figure this out. […]

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