Knit & Crochet Design Week, Day 6: Finishing off

(This post is part of my series for Knit and Crochet Design Week 2012.) Designing a Simple Knit Beanie: Day 6 Today’s Design Week theme is into a pattern. As you can see, I’m no where near finished with my beanie at this point. I mentioned before that the stitch pattern, Sandstorm, reminded me of the Dune saga … Read more

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

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