Tuesday, March 06, 2007

New Blog Feature

I subscribe to a couple of the BIG knitting lists. I thought it might be fun to post some of the stuff that is hot on the lists on my blog for future reference and for those who do not subscribe. I'll concentrate mostly on tips and free pattern links mentioned.

From Knitlist 5289:

Converting needles between US and Metric. There is a convenient chart at:

Hint: When felting, be sure to make a swatch and felt it to see how the yarn felts, since different colors of the same yarn can felt differently.

A free pattern for making circular yoke Fair Isle sweaters can be found at:

The "Nona Knits" website has good tutorials on three different methods of doing the turns on short rows at: http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/tips_and_techniques/index.html

A revised Principles of Knitting is scheduled for release in September.

Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers Neighborhood) mom knit his famous cardigan sweater from an old Spinnerin pattern.

Free pattern for a cute bunny Easter egg cover at: http://simpleknits.blogspot.com/

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