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

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