Tag Archives: Work in progress

Work Basic Fabrics Without Instructions

Instructions for ribbing and seed stitch can get very cumbersome, depending on whether they’re worked on an even or odd number of stitches. (See the possibilities at the bottom of the post.)

But working these fabrics, without reference to instructions at all, can be very easy once we understand how the fabrics are constructed. I’m not saying we memorize the instructions. Instead, we understand the underlying theory of how the fabrics are formed. Continue reading...

Stopping in the Middle of a Row

I’m not sure who first proclaimed that knitters should never put down their work in the middle of the row.

What planet did that person live on? Most knitters I know have to stop once in a while to eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, answer the phone, bathe kids, feed the cat, do laundry, cook, clean, shop, snuggle with their significant others, and otherwise stop knitting (OK, so some interruptions can be pleasurable). Oh, I forgot work, didn’t I? Continue reading...