Spit splicing is one of my favourite ways to join a new ball of yarn when working with wool and wool blends. But what about when you need to join a new colour? I’ve developed this spit splicing technique that can save you so much time weaving in ends. The yarn you use needs to have some wool content for this to work. I’ve had great success spit splicing blends with as little as 30% wool, as well as with superwash wool. 1. Work to the end of the row (or where you need to join a new colour). 2. read more
VIDEO TUTORIAL Learn how to do my absolute favourite, go-to increase—the raised increase. I use it in almost everything. It’s the least disruptive to the stitches around it and if only a single raised increase is worked, it’s virtually invisible in a ground of stockinette stitch. This video, along with several more, was produced to support the techniques mentioned in my book, Tempest: a collection of 11 patterns designed by Holli Yeoh for SweetGeorgia Yarns. Special thanks to Felicia Lo of SweetGeorgia Yarns for producing the video. You can view my photo read more
Revised on June 28, 2020 Neck shaping Row 29 Final stitch count for size S (the second size) should be 370 sts, not 307 sts.
Note the pattern number in the footer on all the pages. The first number refers to the pattern and the number after the decimal is the numbered revision (e.g. #66.2 is Evening Mesa Blanket, revision number 2). Corrections are listed by most recent revision number. #66.2 Revised on April 24, 2020 Strip 28 and Strip 29 For both strips, the final module should be the RDT (Right-Leaning Decreasing Trapezoid) and not the RIT. The Assembly Diagram is not affected by this correction.
For me, the iconic Canadian plaid is reminiscent of lumberjacks, bush parties, high school, and weekends at the lake. I’ve recreated it in knit form using intarsia and slipped stitches. There is no stranding in this stitch pattern. You’ll need a circular or double pointed needles for this is a swing style stitch pattern. Two right side rows are worked, followed by two wrong side rows. When you reach the end of the first row, slide the stitches back to the other end of the needle and work the row again. 1. The first row in each pair of rows read more
VIDEO TUTORIAL The ssk decrease leans to the left and mirrors the right-leaning k2tog decrease. In some patterns we need to do the decrease on the purl side of the work—ssp. It can seem a little tricky at first so here’s a video to help you through it. ssk—slip, slip, knit Slip the next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time and, without twisting them, return them to the left needle then k2tog through the back of the stitches—1 stitch decreased. ssp—slip, slip, purl Slip the next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time and, without twisting them, return them read more
The holiday season is a time for ritual and tradition, and a time for gifts. In my family we always counted down the days to Christmas with an Advent calendar. I anticipated that tiny gift behind the door with pleasure and couldn’t wait to see what each day would bring. This year, beginning on December 1st, 2016, I’m starting a new tradition. I am offering a daily gift to you, a discount of 25% for a different pattern each day leading up to Christmas. Each day you can anticipate a new discounted pattern which I will announce on read more
VIDEO TUTORIAL Cabled decreases are an elegant way to knit double, triple and even quadruple decreases that lay flat. I like using them in my designs that incorporate English tailored shoulders. I often use double decreases on the back shoulder shaping and I find that cabled decreases are a sophisticated alternative for k3tog and sssk. This video, along with several more, was produced to support the techniques mentioned in my book, Tempest: a collection of 11 patterns designed by Holli Yeoh for SweetGeorgia Yarns. Special thanks to Felicia Lo of SweetGeorgia Yarns read more
Revised on June 12, 2020 Neck and Right Shoulder Shaping BO 2 sts at the beginning of every RS row. BO 1 st at the beginning of every RS row.
I have a pattern in the Fall 2016 issue of Vogue Knitting and it’s been receiving a lot of attention. The Stitch Sampler Pullover is a relaxed, drop shoulder pullover with a modern feel to it. It has 3/4 sleeves and a wide neck and is worked in fingering weight yarn at a loose gauge for a comfortable drape. Stitch Sampler Pullover by Holli Yeoh from Vogue Knitting magazine Fall 2016, photo by Rose Callahan. Used with permission. The yarn is Ancient Arts 100% Superwash Merino and it’s read more