To Cable Needle or Not to Cable Needle?

Over the course of my knitting experience, I’ve seen a variety of cable needles.  From metal, to plastic, to wood.  Different shapes and sizes.  There’s a fair amount to choose from. But my question is: Do we really need cable needles?  For the longest time, I thought I couldn’t make cables without them, but as … Read more

What is Knitting in the Round? And Why Bother?

Knitting in the round makes seamless projects possible: seamless socks, seamless hats & mittens, and seamless sweaters, vests, & cardigans. If you want to make any of these projects, you’ll want to take the plunge and dive into knitting in the round. The Basic Technique Briefly, knitting in the round involves joining the ends of … Read more

Knit Like a Boss: A Book Review

Knitting without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann, first published in 1971, is still a wonderful book for new and beginning knitters. EZ, as the author is frequently called, writes in a wonderfully irreverent and humble style.  She claims to be opinionated and even cantankerous about knitting.  Her goal is to teach all knitters to “be the … Read more