Submitted by KenInMaine on Sat, 2014-03-15 15:15
Hello Gents! I am currently working on a project that requires a provisional cast on (PCO). I haven't knit a lot of items that use a PCO, but when I have I've used the crochet chain method. This works pretty well and has the nice feature of a sturdy and easily unraveled PCO edge. But I've always been annoyed by the fact that when you go back to put those stitches on your needle, you are always one short.
Submitted by KenInMaine on Sat, 2014-03-08 08:47
Hi guys, I recently got an email from an old friend. Knowing that I'm a knitter, she included a cool link about a need for penguin jumpers (sweaters) at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia. They use them for penguins that are affected by oil in...
Submitted by KenInMaine on Thu, 2014-03-06 07:00
Submitted by KenInMaine on Sun, 2014-03-02 17:22
Hello Men! I hope you've been having a good weekend. I am, and part of the
reason for that is that I found the time to finish what I've been working on.
Submitted by KenInMaine on Sun, 2014-02-02 14:46
Submitted by KenInMaine on Thu, 2014-01-23 10:41
Hi guys, I was just on YouTube watching an instructional video series by Lucy Neatby about cabling. In part two of the series she shows how to neaten the left hand edge of a cable. This side of the cable is looser due to the way the yarn travels from knit to purl. She shows how you can remedy this by reverse-wrapping the first purl stitch after a series of knit stitches. You then have to treat that stitch differently when you come back to it by knitting into the back of it, but it's an amazing little tip for tidier knitting.
Submitted by KenInMaine on Wed, 2014-01-08 10:00
I was off for four days starting last Friday and ended up having much of this time to myself. The weather was quite frigid, snowy and windy, so I decided to take this time to tackle a pair of mittens. I had
Submitted by KenInMaine on Fri, 2013-12-06 22:08
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Not sure I'd have the patience... Is this anything you would actually attempt, maybe for your upcoming holiday celebrations?
Submitted by KenInMaine on Thu, 2013-11-28 15:20
Here's to being thankful for cozy handmade socks!
Hope you're all having a warm and wonderful holiday!
Submitted by KenInMaine on Mon, 2013-08-19 20:36
Being a knitter who knew very little about spinning, I have always turned to pre-made, readily available yarn. Whether at your LYS or at one of the numerous shops online, there is a ton of it out there and seemingly something for every rhyme or reason...