As I’ve been spending more time on my own knitting designs lately, I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the process that goes into creating a pattern. For me, that process is slightly different each time, so I’ll talk about both how wildly things can vary and about the steps that I always visit when I’m designing. The process is both invigorating (really gets the creative juices flowing!) and challenging (grading for different sizes is HARD).
The technique segment in this episode gives you some tips for joining into the round without twisting your stitches.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Texas Winter Fiber Fun Retreat: next year’s retreat will be February 11–14, 2016, in Denton, TX—come join us!
- What I’m knitting and spinning
- Measure in Love Hat by Megan Williams, in Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool
- A Certain Slant shawl by Susan Ashcroft, in a Transitional Skein Set from Wooly Wonka Fibers
- Spinning: Panda Superwash (60% superwash merino, 30% bamboo, 10% nylon) in the Cinnamon Girl colorway from October House Fiber Arts
- Upcoming KAL: Bloccare Cap (March 1–April 15, 2015)
- Our group on Ravelry—come join us for fun discussions about fiber crafts and to enter for giveaways.
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