RareSteek's blog

Designers?

I subscribe to Interveave 'Knits' magazine and the latest issue continues a trend found in most knitting magazines of including little or nothing for men in the way of sweaters patterns, designs etc.

Selvedge

This is a pretty basic question. I heard a very experienced knitter say that when she knits the pieces of a sweater she always knits the first stitch in every row.

Ripping Out!

I don't know why it seems to always take me two or three runs at a project to really get it off the ground. I am starting a cable vest from "Men Who Knit and the Dogs Who Love Them" (I think thats the title.) and aside from a few mistakes in the original pattern that luckily were spotted and corrected following the author's website list of errata, and aside from the fact that the cable charts are so tiny for my aging eyes that I suspect a hawk would need spectacles; after 20 or so rows I think I might just have the pattern enough in my brain to be able to proceed without mistakes.