fixing mistakes

Hole-Mending Tutorial

Hole-Mending Tutorial

My favourite cashmere wrap has had a hole in it for some time. When I wear it I try to arrange the folds so the hole doesn’t show, but it usually ends up front and centre. I’ve considered needle felting a little shape over the hole like these polka dots or this heart, but those ideas didn’t really suit me for this repair. I like the simplicity of the wrap and wanted something invisible. The trick was to find some fibre that matches the colour perfectly … or was read more

Sleeve surgery

Sleeve surgery

I cut my knitting. Don’t worry, I knew what I was doing! When I was knitting the garter st ribbing for the cuff of the Tangled Yoke sleeve I had some trouble getting gauge. My “in-the-round” gauge was completely different than my flat knitting gauge. I thought I might be able to block the imperfections out, but it was a no go. The cuff kind of wows out when it’s supposed to be a nice gradual increase. I knew I wouldn’t be happy with it. read more

Sliding Loop Technique

Sliding Loop Technique

I want to share a nifty trick with you.  I’ve discovered how to replace a block of intarsia knitting without ripping everything out.  After knitting most of the back of the Lucy design I decided I didn’t like my colour choices.  I wanted to swap out the turquoise for a rich bright pink.  Instead of ripping all the way back (the cast on edge also needed to be changed), I decided to try a little experiment and replace just the turquoise areas without ripping out any of the other knitting. read more