Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 4: Writing a preliminary pattern

(This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 4 Today’s Design Week theme is design process.  When I’m designing something that I might want to replicate in the future (for myself, for a class handout, or for a pattern to share), I usually start by writing … Read more

Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 3: Take measurements

(This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 3 Today’s Design Week theme is yarn.  Since I already selected my yarn on Day 1, I’m focusing on measurements today. When I’m making a project for myself, I usually take my own measurements.  But what about if … Read more

Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 2: Make a gauge swatch

(This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 2 Today’s Design Week theme is techniques.  Instead, I’m focusing on my usual next step in the design process, which is to make a swatch. Many knitters and crocheters hear the word swatch and start running for the … Read more

Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 1: Choose a stitch pattern and yarn

This post contains affiliate links. (This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 1 (Note to my readers who don’t knit: Even though my Design Week project is a knit, the steps I’ll walk through are common to knitting and crochet, and I’ll … Read more

Knit and Crochet Design Week with Stacey Trock

Stacey Trock from FreshStitches is one of my favorite bloggers and designers to follow.  She shares some really great projects, tips, and photos on her blog, and she is hosting Knit and Crochet Design Week from March 12 – 17.  I’m really excited to participate and to share my introductory post! Who am I? Welcome … Read more

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