Knitty Friday

Spring Forward!

Those of us in the northern hemisphere have had a long, hard winter, and we’re all looking forward to this news: it’s officially spring! Not coincidentally, we’re starting to crave some springy sorts of knitting… Join us! There’s the Spring Forward Socks There’s Spring Fling And it’s been a long time since we’ve seen any flowers…. perhaps some socks? And for babies, too! Of course some flowers to embellish the inevitable rain hat… ? And the Nagano Sakura scarf, featuring Japan’s beautiful cherry blossoms. Here’s a page with a variety of ways to ...

The fabulous Friday of LoooooooVE!

We’ve planned today’s post all week and are going ahead, but we cannot go forward without a mention of what’s happened in Japan today. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected and we send you strength and love. If you are concerned about someone in Japan who you haven’t yet heard is okay, Google has provided this Person Finder page that may help. This page has a roundup of places where you can help financially. This wraps up the week of LooooVE, celebrating the release of Rachael Herron’s new book. We’ve never done this before, and we’ve had a blast. We hope you’ve had ...

Knitty Friday: Surprise WIPs & FOs

Two very different projects in our latest surprise – the quick-knit Fallberry fingerless mitts, and a larger project, the Oranje colorwork cardigan. HolySimian has an excellent Oranje in the works – she’s calling it her Avocad(j)o. And Vampy has chosen a totally different but just as wonderful colorway… Melrog‘s Fallberry mitts. Imagsay‘s version. And AgnesTville‘s…

Love (And Knitwear) To Keep You Warm

Thinking of knitting for a special someone for Valentine’s Day? Give a piece of your heart. Who says you have to wear your heart on your sleeve? What about across the front of your Cheesylove sweater? Play a little footsie in the Sweetheart socks. I want to hold your hand in the Corazon mittens. Torn between two lovers? (Angel or Spike? Edward or Jacob?) Consider the Vampire Boyfriend socks. And then of course there’s myriad delights in our nakedness-free “Sex & the Knitty” issue, including a certain licorice confection that Maxim featured in their December ’04 issue…

Wonderful Winter issue WIPs + Fabulous FOs

There’s been some seriously great knitting going on since the winter issue went live… KnottyGnome‘s excellent Shelburne mittens Celiabadelia‘s Chrysanthemums mittens in progress.  Great color choices. imlovinknit‘s Rock Creek hat Modiste1979‘s Maeva socks DakotaAJ‘s “necessary” Southern Lights hat. Frizzyknit‘s very nearly complete Fleece Shawl

2010: A good year for knitting

One of my favorite reads at the end of every calendar year is Clara Parkes’ Year in Review at Knitters Review. I’ll never forget the thrill I got when she named Clapotis “Design of the Year” in her 2005 edition. Well, one of the reasons we re-launched this blog was to bring you the voices of our editorial staff [Amy, Jillian, Kate, and occasionally Mandy], and we like stuff too. So without cribbing from our friend, Clara [we’ll peek at hers after we write ours], let’s see what the Knitty crew are taking away from 2010. Amy says… My favorite aspect of 2010 was technology and ...

Deep Fall Surprise WIPs & FOs

The two patterns from our Deep Fall Surprise have inspired some seriously great knitting. Avelinux‘s lovely Caireen. Mabuli‘s red version. And Frauwoauspo‘s terrific version in progress… And some Motleys-in-progress… Florencemary‘s version Annaremedial‘s bright version in Noro Taiyo

Some help with your gift knitting

It’s gift knitting season, and time is running short.  Consider these quick-hit projects to get a few names crossed off your list… Something to keep the head warm… Urchin Quant Shroom The Blue Hills snowboarder hat The Incognito Cowl The Tudora neckwarmer A little something for the little ones… Puppers Finger Puppets Twinkle Toes ballet-style slippers The Duck Feet The Miss Dashwood hat Gifts for the Home The Kureyon Tea Kozy And if you prefer your warming beverages to be a bit stronger… Venezia beaded napkin rings For hands and feet If you’re in the mood for some socks, try the ...

Spinning Winner!

Our lucky winning spinner of 4 oz of BFL/ Tussah (a $22.95 value) from Three Waters Farm to make Lynne Vogel’s Indigenous shawl from the current issue of Knittyspin is….. Anne Marie B. Happy Spinning Anne Marie!

Cookie A. Giveaway Winner!

Our winner is… Mandy F. If you’re not the lucky one, don’t forget that you can order a PDF of the book or preorder the physical copy, and shop for Lorna’s Laces yarn at your favorite yarn shop. In the meantime, console yourself by revisiting Cookie’s amazing contributions to Knitty. Pomatomus: the sock that started it all. Monkey: a classic for our times. Hedera, Beaudelaire and Clandestine: lacy and gorgeous. And Red Herring: easy and unexpected colorwork.