Knitting

Two-Colour Brioche Stitch

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Brioche stitch refers not to the french pastry, delicious as it may be, but to a family of stitch patterns that include slipped stitches knit together with yarn-overs to make a squishy, stretchy and extra-thick fabric. What I will show you today is called the two-colour brioche rib, also …

Stitch ‘n Bitch Contest Winners

It’s always difficult to choose winners when you get so many great entries, so this time we left it up to you. After tabulating all your votes, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of the Stitch ‘n Bitch contest, who each win a free copy of Stitch ‘n Bitch: Superstar …

Picking up dropped stitches without a crochet hook

Imagine the following scenario:
It’s a beautiful day in late spring, and you decide to take advantage of the lovely weather to do some knitting on the patio of a trendy cafe. You’re in such a hurry to get out of your stifling apartment, that you quickly grab the …

Opera Gloves

So I got a “new” fur-trimmed vintage coat a few weeks ago. It has these short-ish sleeves that need to be worn with longer-than-usual gloves (at least, if I want to avoid getting frostbite). So of course, whenever I need a new pair of gloves (or a new pair of …

Stitch ‘n Bitch contest

Send us a photo, win a free book!
We have stopped accepting entries for the contest, but it’s still not too late to vote for your favourites and win a free copy of Stitch ‘n Bitch: Superstar Knitting!
We’re huge fans of the Stitch ‘n’ Bitch books (see Ilana’s review …

Book Review: Stitch ‘N Bitch Superstar Knitting

I mentioned in my introductory post that I learned to knit from Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook. I’m a huge fan of the whole Stitch ‘N Bitch series, and I own every single one of Stoller’s tomes.

I think that her latest book in …

Mario Sweater Vest Pattern

Block out the next two months of your calendar: the Mario Sweater Vest pattern is ready!
The instructions come in one size, at a finished waist circumference of 40 inches. That should comfortably fit anyone with a waist size of 36–38 inches. If you happen to have different proportions, no …

Knit Super Mushrooms

The Mario Sweater Vest pattern is coming soon, I promise! In the meantime, you can satisfy your nerdy/crafty urges with this adorable (and free!) Super Mushrooms knitting pattern, designed by the talented Emily B. Miller. It looks like a great way to use up some of your yarn stash while …

The Mario Pattern is on the Way

Thanks for all the comments!
Over 100 comments were posted in response to the original post in just five days, so I’m keeping my end of the deal by making a pattern. I’ll try to post it within a week or so. Sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar, …

The Nerdiest Sweater Vest in the World

Knitting stitches are basically pixels, right? I took that idea to the extreme, and converted a screenshot of Level 1-1 from the original NES Mario Bros. game into a ginormous knitting chart made up of over 10 sheets of tabloid paper taped together, which I used to make a sweater …

The Baby Link Outfit gets even Cuter

The only thing that could make the Baby Link outfit I made earlier this year even cuter, would be to dress up an adorable baby in it. So, we did! Our friends had their baby boy William last September, and six weeks later he was just the right size to …

Baby Link Outfit – Free Pattern

I made this baby-sized Link costume as a baby shower gift for a couple of close friends. Both are huge fans of Zelda, and they are expecting their first child very soon. After posting it on Craftster I was absolutely blown away by the response it received—over 30,000 …