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Pattern Roundup: Anita

I loved knitting this pattern! Finishing every repeat felt like a little achievement and I just wanted to keep going on to the next repeat.The socks fit great and I love them a lot. – Skylar, Test Knitter Pattern Roundup: Anita – This third installment in the Night at the Movies Sock Club is inspired by West Side Story. I adore the choreography of The Gangs Fight in the Street from West Side Story (not so much the storyline as I’ve never been a huge Romeo & Juliet fan, plus there’s a lot of “yikes” undertones in this adaptation) and the musical READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Jerrah

This was an exciting knit. The pattern is clearly written and the cable and bobble texture really brings the beanie to the next level. This hat was a pleasure to knit and lives up to the RhyFlower name! – Bella, Test Knitter Pattern Roundup: Jerrah – One of my long-term testers and wonderful friend, Jerrah, and I had never knit a project where the lace mohair was going to run alongside the regular yarn for a project. There are loads of sweaters and stuff out there that use the technique, but we thought it would be fun to work up READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Dale

Very addictive pattern to knit. Easy to memorize, but interesting enough to not be bored. This pattern works well with tonal, variegated, or self-striping yarn. – Cindy, Test Knitter   Pattern Roundup: Dale – This sock pattern is the second pattern in our Night at the Movies sock club! The pattern inspiration for the second sock pattern in our Night at the movies sock club is drawn from the movie Top Hat – featuring the incredibly talented duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The lace panel that runs along the top outside of this sock pattern reminds me of Dale’s READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Ren

Easy and lovely to knit. And pretty. May want to do this many more times.- Annu, Test Knitter Pattern Roundup: Ren – This sock pattern kicks off our Night at the Movies sock club! Ren is inspired by the movie Footloose. When I think of movies that make me start tapping my toes, Footloose is the first to come to mind. Kevin Bacon has ALL the moves! Things I learned from Footloose when I was a kid: Speak your mind. Challenge the system – they don’t always know what’s best. Stand up for what you believe in. Nothing fires me READ MORE

Shawl Shaping 101: Tip-to-Tip Crescent with Center Panel

Use these formulas to plug and play your desired stitch patterns into any shawl shape with ease! These are also an awesome jump-off point for budding designers who wish to take the plunge into shawl design. Knowing how to shape it will make it that much easier to achieve your goals! Tip-to-tip Crescent shawls are fun and often quick because you’ll have fewer stitches on the last portion of the shawl. You may notice that this shawl is very similar to the side-to-side triangle shape. The big difference is that along the center panel is worked before decreasing down to READ MORE

Shawl Shaping 101: Top-Down Heart-Shaped Crescent

Use these formulas to plug and play your desired stitch patterns into any shawl shape with ease! These are also an awesome jump-off point for budding designers who wish to take the plunge into shawl design. Knowing how to shape it will make it that much easier to achieve your goals! Started at the top and worked down with a garter tab, this heart-shaped crescent shawl hugs the shoulders perfectly. Slightly different from the top-down crescent, this style has a center spine, which gives the bottom more of a tip. Aggressive blocking is recommended, the trick is to have the READ MORE

Rolled Cuff

Cuffs don’t have to be dull and are a great way to change up a sock’s look without disrupting the pattern! Your sock cuff can be anything you dream; the only real rule to ensure you follow is that it stays stretchy enough to get on comfortably and off your foot and hold well enough to keep your sock up. Rolls occur when you work in stockinette. Stockinette has a natural tendency to draw in on itself, like how if you’ve ever knit a scarf that’s all stockinette, the edges all curl in. The same effect happens to the edge READ MORE

Pattern Roundup: Afternoon Tea

Super easy to follow, this is the second sock pattern of yours I have knit and they are easy to follow along with. I also like that you put in where the knitter can adapt to their preferences for parts like the heel/toe. – Nicole, Test Knitter Pattern Roundup: Afternoon Tea – The inspiration for this sock pattern evolves from a few different things. My favorite childhood book was Alice in Wonderland, I always loved how outrageous all the characters were.  I was particularly drawn to the hatter’s tea party, so when I came across Potion Yarns’ “Unbirthday Party” colorway, READ MORE

Shawl Shaping 101: Top-Down Semi-Circle

Use these formulas to plug and play your desired stitch patterns into any shawl shape with ease! These are also an awesome jump-off point for budding designers who wish to take the plunge into shawl design. Knowing how to shape it will make it that much easier to achieve your goals! \This top-down semi-circle shawl follows the same principles as the center-out circular shawl but is worked flat in rows. An applied lace bind-off looks fantastic with this shawl shape and adds additional elegance to a beautifully shaped shawl! Shawl shaping rule  8 increases every fourth row, or 4 increases READ MORE