15 August

Chilly Kyneton

Posted in knitting, Kyneton

The days are now full of sunshine in Kyneton but the mornings are still chilly. The frosty mornings have seen me revisit a trusty old wrist warmer pattern I designed a few years. I have knitted these in grey and pink before but thought this lovely tangerine colour in the Marta’s Yarns Metro DK range would be a cheerful addition to my collection of mitts. These also look great worn with the palm section on the top of your hand and inside out too.

I am currently re-writing the pattern so that the wristwarmers can be knitted either in the round or on straight needles. In the meantime the circular pattern is available for purchase as a Raverly download.


14 August

Intarsia knitting in garter tutorial

Posted in knitting, video

I have just finished a new video tutorial demonstrating the intarsia knitting technique in garter stitch. Intarsia is often worked in stocking stitch but there is a little trick when working on the wrong side of a garter stitch project. Watch the video to see how it is done…

This technique was used in the Tangram Square Blanket design and can be used to make shapes covering larger areas in any knitting project. Enjoy.

13 August

Slip knot video tutorial

Posted in crochet, knitting, video

Video production is in full swing and I will be uploading a new video almost every day now until the collection is complete. The pdf patterns for sale on this website will all contain links to these tutorials so that, if in doubt, you can click on the link and see how the particular stitch is made.

This slip knot tutorial belongs in both the knitting and crochet sections as a slip knot is generally need to start knitting or crochet projects. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter below and my Youtube channel knitwithpat to keep updated on new designs and craft tutorials.

12 August

Knit in front and back video

Posted in knitting, video

Knitting into the front and the back of a stitch is one of the easiest ways to increase a stitch in your knitting. I have just finished a video showing you how to work the “knit in front and back” increase – abbreviated as kfb in knitting patterns. This is the method used to increase stitches in the Tangram square blanket design.

4 August

First video – How to thread a wool needle

Posted in video

I thought I would start with some very basic techniques so have produced a video showing how to thread a wool needle. Sewing up at the end of your knitting project is not the most enjoyable part of crafting.. This video shows you an easy way to get the needle threaded and get you started on finishing.