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October 2012

Adidas' adizero PrimeKnit and Nike's FlyKnit

Running With Knitting

What would the perfect running shoe look like for a knitter? It might look very similar to the perfect running shoe for a runner. As it turns out, runners like their shoes as light weight as possible.  They also like shoes which offer support, comfort, and breathability.  Apparently, some runners …

monkeysfist

Knot to Change the Subject . . .

When it comes to comparing knitting and crochet with weaving and knotting, it is fair to say that knitting is more similar to weaving and crochet is more similar to knotting.  A quick glance at a piece of stockinette knit fabric will reveal a weft-type structure (horizontal lines) on the …

Marilyn Blog

Because Pop Art is Fun – Photos to Color Charts Part 4

A Very Short Story: I think that sweaters are art.  I always have, and I probably always will.  I find myself in art museums looking at a painting or sculpture and wondering what the artist would have created had they chosen yarn as the medium to convey their idea rather …

Knit Daffodils

Free Pattern – Daffodils in Twelve Rounds

I was working on a small girls’ knitted dress for a friend and felt compelled to add some knitted daffodils to the skirt.  (It’s a Walt Whitman thing.)  The dress is long and white, very cloud-like, and cheerful yellow flowers with bright green stems seemed just the thing to rescue …

Coffee Cups - Before and After

Knitting a Picture – Photos to Color Charts Part 3

Where We Are So Far – Originally, I saw this really great image on the internet and I wanted to wear it.  Because I’m a knitter, I wanted to wear it on a sweater that I knit.  Because I might be a little bit knitting/technology obsessed, I thought that I …

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Knitting a Picture – Photos to Color Charts Part 2

Where We Are – The first tutorial covered some basics:  tool locations, opening an image, basic formatting, and how to get your chart onto paper.  This time we are going to go a little further and actually alter the image before we place a grid over the top and convert …

Black and White Image and Chart

Knitting a Picture – Photos to Color Charts Part 1

What We Are Talking About: As knitters, we are compelled to be visual artists and big picture thinkers.  We look at a pattern or a yarn, and have a vision of what the finished object must look like, how it must fit, who it will be for, how much effort …

Pantone Spring Fashion 2013

Knitting Ahead – Spring 2013

I Love to Knit Ahead. It’s the sense of satisfaction which really appeals to me.  The knowledge that even though a sweater may take me two weeks or three months or a couple years to finish, it is done before I need it to be. With this in mind, I …

Torus

Topology for Knitters

Spoilers:  Have you ever wondered why sleeves come in so many shapes?  Why it is possible to take one design and size it from new born to extra-large adult?  Why color charts can be worked flat and circularly?  Why, even though there are sixteen different ways to make knit and …

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