Book Review: Knitstrips: The World's First Comic-Strip Knitting Book
Comic books are fine, but I assumed Knitstrips was some publisher’s idea of how to make knitting seem cool. (I know knitting is most definitely cool, and even if it wasn’t I wouldn’t care.) After thumbing through the introduction by the authors, I knew I had to own this book — and I told my two best knitting friends about it, too.
The Shift KAL — That's a wrap!What did we learn from The Shift KAL? Our big takeaways from our March Knit Along with Andrea Mowry's The Shift!
Bad mood got you down? Craft your way back to happiness.
Have you ever knit or crocheted through a challenging time?
Color and yarn therapy are definitely mood boosters, not to mention the act of crafting itself — and there’s actual research to support what we crafters already know.
Is it the pattern — or is it me?! What to do if you notice something’s off.Argh! You get almost to the end of a row and you notice that you're "off" by a stitch or two. In The Shift, this has happened to more than a few of us! What to do? It might be easier than you think to get back on the straight and narrow with your pattern! Read on for our tips!
Choosing colors can be hard — our favorite ways to make it fun!If you’re a knitter or crocheter, it’s a safe bet that you enjoy playing with colors. For those of us lucky enough to work at The Goat, we get to play with color a lot! We've got some tried and true strategies that will help.
New twist on a gauge swatch — “You can just start knitting!”
After all our propaganda about how gauge swatching is sexy, we’re here to tell you that sometimes you can just start knitting.
This crazy idea is what we’ve been telling folks who are participating in our Knit Along for The Shift cowl by Andrea Mowry. Read on to find out why!
Reflections on our very first Knit-Along!Sometimes you just have to try something and see what happens. Does it flop? Or does it fly? In the case of the Goat’s very first knit along, the...
"Pick up and knit" — Go boldly where no knitting was before!
Create new stitches on your knitted edge?! It’s really like magic.
This is a technique that’s handy for making button bands on cardigans, for a ribbed neckline, or for certain types of modular knitting.
It might sound daunting, but we’ve got some tips and tricks to make this manageable so you’ll be picking up stitches like a champ in no time!
Miles of cruise control knitting ahead?
You’ve split the sleeves on your sweater and now it’s time to settle in for a loooooong stretch of sweater body. You (likely) don’t have to pay much attention to your pattern during this phase. Need some ideas for how to occupy your attention? Read on for some of our favorite podcasts and bingeworthy TV shows to keep you entertained while you're on cruise control.
Mistakes happen. What to do about them?
You’re watching All Creatures Great and Small and you unintentionally join both fronts of your Ramona cardigan about 9” down from the neck (plunging neckline anyone?), and just keep knitting in the round, totally absorbed by the fantastic knitwear on the screen — not to mention the mossy stone walls — until you realize you were actually knitting a cardigan and not a pullover. (True story, it was an easy fix.)
So what to you do when you spot a mistake?
Ramona KAL — Pattern FAQs
Bookmark this post for the Ramona Knit Along!
We thought it would be good to have one blog post to warehouse all your Ramona questions — and our answers. If you’ve got a question, chances are that others might be wondering the same thing. Keep checking back here, as we will be adding more to this post as the weeks go along.
What's a raglan sweater anyway?
New video alert!
Raglan, top-down sweater? What the heck does it mean?! If you're joining us for the Ramona KAL in 2023, this is the method for both cardigans and the pullover.
A raglan, top-down sweater is one of the fundamental vocabularies of sweater design. In this video Iris shows us the big picture of how a raglan is constructed.
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