Knitty Friday

Lizard Ridge Leftovers Vest

The minute I saw the Lizard Ridge blanket on Knitty – long before I was part of the team – I knew I had to knit it.  I’m a big fan of Kureyon, and the idea that I could buy and play with 24 different colors – well, how could I say no? I worked on it over the winter and spring of 2007, and finished it up June 19th, 2007.  It’s a fabulous piece, and I adore my blanket. It sits proudly on the couch – often being rested upon by an animal. In the 3 years since I’ve finished it, I’ve held onto the bag of leftovers – 48 golf-ball sized balls of Kureyon. I knew I was ...

KnittySpotting: Deep Fall WIPs and FOs

Coop Knits has a terrific Brambles beret, worked in a silk and lambswool blend. And a truly fab interpretation of Scare Isle in pinks from elizabethso! Gwennyfhar‘s stunning Pretty Maids shawl. Sapphire2001 finished a pair of Ringwood gloves in record time – only a couple of days! Jellyfish Knits is working madly away on a Lia pullover to have it ready for Rhinebeck. And Jen‘s excellent Carnaby in progress…

What’s with the pink?

You may have noticed text in pink in a Knitty pattern and wondered what it means… Pink text indicates an update or correction to a pattern. Mistakes do happen.  We try very hard for them not to: our technical editors review everything, but no matter how many sets of eyes proofread and no matter how closely our two technical editors review a pattern, sometimes a mistake can creep in. This is one of the reasons we love publishing on the internet: we can make corrections and updates in real-time at any time! As soon as we are alerted to a possible issue, we check it out, and update the pattern as required.  For ...

KnittySpotting: My (Creating Lots of) Leftovers Vest

I’m a vest girl, and when the Winter 2004 issue was published – long before I was an official member of the Knitty team -  I knew I would need to make the Leftovers vest. Now, something you may not know about me is that I have a remarkable streak of discipline in one area of stashing: I tend not to buy sweater quantities of yarn if I don’t have a specific project in mind, and I tend to either repurpose or give away my leftovers, so I don’t have lots of bits and pieces lying around.  (Don’t worry, though, I make up for this in sock yarn.  I have nearly 50 pairs’ worth of ...

Just who is writing this thing?

You may have noticed that the KnittyBlog has diversified. It used to be a one-woman blog with Amy mouthing off on whatever she felt like writing about that day. A while ago, Jillian wisely suggested that there are 4 of us who work on Knitty. Each of us has a different background, different likes and dislikes, and different life-based and geographical perspectives. Which is way more interesting than just one person being mouthy. So we made it so. The KnittyBlog has been brought to you by the Knitty Team since early 2010, and we figure it’s time we officially introduced ourselves. We take turns writing this ...

Knitting from Knitty

I don’t choose what to publish based on what I want to knit [especially since I have stupidly annoying restrictions in my knitting due to my wool allergy]. But lately, I have found two Knitty patterns that were just up my alley for right-now knitting: First to cast on, Annette. Cute, quick to knit, because it’s lacy and it’s not a huge body-coverer. I chose to go a different route, yarnwise, pulling some gorgeous Hempathy from my stash [bought at my LYS, The Purple Purl] in the most amazing deep dark purple (color #12). I’m almost at the 2nd buttonhole [it starts at the hem] and it’s an ...

Knitty Spotting Around the Web

Some more gorgeousness from our readers. Uncoolhelen‘s stripey and handsome Flo the Elephant. OnlyLouise‘s Mad for Plaid quartet SophieBegonia‘s nearly-solid, slightly modified Coquille And WinterFoliage‘s absolutely stunning, knock-your-socks-off upsized Trellis. Upsizing notes on Ravelry.  Thanks to KnittedBliss for bringing this one to our attention! CraftyBrooklyn‘s Hourglass socks. DocSteph‘s Skew socks. And Orangeus‘ summery Minty hat.

Knitty Spotting Around the Web

Nothing makes us happier than seeing the gorgeous projects created by Knitty readers around the world. A few FOs from the new issue already! Beth‘s Coquillle in progress… Mel‘s finished Kink! A very cool Purlieu over at Dyeabolical. A chic Lanesplitter, en francais. Another great Lanesplitter from Tamara, and details on a mini Lanesplitter KAL at a LYS in Toronto.  Each of the three knitters has decided to make the fit and finishing slightly different, to see what works best for different body types. Some excellent Coralie earrings on Ravelry. And an awesome sleeveless-ness modification of Jaden ...

What I’ve Knitty-ed

This past November I knitted myself a Morgan hat. It’s a tremendously fun and interesting knit, and I wore it all winter. I love it enough that I wore it on days when I didn’t really need a hat; I even wore it indoors.  And come summer, I’m still wearing it.

Multiple personalities?

If you’ve been reading the KnittyBlog for a long time, it might be sounding a little different to you lately. It used to be all Amy all the time. Which can be anything from amusing to annoying, depending on your perspective. But mostly, that didn’t really reflect the true backbone of Knitty. Sure, Amy does lots of stuff and is the big boss, but there are other super-important Knitty people that, if you don’t know yet, you will soon.