I can help beginning knitters sort out things like needle sizes, types of yarns to use and good starter patterns. Willing to translate some difficult patterns into plain English when clarification is needed. Recommendation of books and websites to learn new techniques. Sometimes you just need that friend to remind you that knitting is not about perfection and that you will get through that project that feels like its taking forever to complete.
A self-taught knitter who has been knitting for over 16 years. I have taught beginner knitting classes as well as some loom knitting classes in the past. I have taught at Michael's Craft store as a knitting instructor and have done private lessons as well. I enjoy knitting in public and am rarely found without my knitting needles or crochet hook sticking out of my purse. My favorite items to knit are baby blankets and scarves.
Member of the International Old Lacers Inc. (IOLI). Member of Lacey Ladies of Arizona.
Yarn Companies I've Designed for: North American Suri Company Made In America Yarns Galler Yarns Premier Yarns Sanguine Gryphon (now defunct) Design published in: Knitscene Accessories 2012
Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Theater Arts. Nine years as a professional costume designer.
I love how knitting is one of the oldest art forms known to man, yet it is constantly changing and showing new sides of itself all the time. Fashions have come and gone, but knitting has never gone out of style. From wartime to runways, knitting is the art of the people. Anyone can learn to knit and take their skills as far as they want to go.
I am always learning and will continue to be a student in the field of knitting. I hope to attend more knitting conventions and events and one day be an invited teacher to share what I have learned. I also want to start knitting with more of my own hand-spun yarns. One day I hope to share my patterns with other knitters and write a pattern book or two of my own designs.
Did you know that knitted-type fiber pieces were found inside the pyramids of Egypt?
Because of its long history as a 'common man's craft', many people do not recognize knitting as an art form. Fortunately, there are artist emerging who are fighting against that stigma and showing that knitted creations do belong in the same arena as the works of Leonardo or Monet.
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Hi Kim, You are only decreasing by one stitch on each row of the heel shaping. I broken down the stitch count you should have on your needle after each row. Shape heel: 1st row: K1. P17. P2tog
Hello Yvonne, That would depend on the size chest she has now, how far along she is in her pregnancy, if women in her family usually grow bigger up top when pregnant and exactly what are you knitting
Hi Elaine, In order to convert using a different yarn you are going to have to play around with needle sizes until you can produce a swatch that is equal to the size of gauge required in the original
I see what the problem is. The 'yfwd' in this pattern means 'yarn over'. I had forgotten that some patterns use the 'yfwd' in pace of 'yo'. So you will make a new stitch before and after your decreases
Hello Kay, Yes, you are decreasing stitches in this row. During each repeat * to *, you are decreasing by two stitches. Are you sure you are not suppose to be decreasing in this row? Because it is