This week on the podcast, we’re chatting about patterns released inside Wardrobe Toolbox over the last 2 Seasons.
This week on the podcast, we’re chatting about what makes Wardrobe Toolbox special and what’s inside the door for you.
This week on the podcast, we’re chatting about getting ready to knit with buttons, Wardrobe Toolbox and comfort.
She’s here! She’s new! She’s fabulously cosy! This week on the podcast we’re meeting our new pattern Viva - she’s a fun knit, full of interesting techniques and includes video tutorials to help you every step of the way.
With every long, cosy, woolly knitterly winter that comes and goes, I sink deeper into understanding what knitting is all about. Over the years, knitting and knitting lifestyles are something about which I've thought long and hard. After all, my life is full-of-wool: yarn, needles, knitters, stitches, mistakes, frogging and just-one-more-row-please.
Blocking can feel like a mystery when your project has an unfamiliar shape.
So, we include a sketch in every Truly Myrtle pattern showing you the shape to block your project.
You'll find it on the "yarn and notions page" with information about what needles, yarn and gauge you'll need.
"Argh! The choices?! What yarn should I use?"
Over the years, I've helped many knitters answer this question when they wonder what yarn to use for my shawl patterns. I promise it's normal to be completely overwhelmed by the vast choice of yarn available!
There are a few things to consider when learning how different yarn behaves and what you might look for when choosing yarn for a shawl.
I didn't always spin. And, to be honest, I haven't spun for ages – my spinning wheel sits next to my podcasting couch, and she looks a little lonely. I used to think spinning looked wildly complicated. My efforts at coordinating my feet and hands sitting at demo spinning wheels at yarn festivals were hilarious. Thankfully, they weren't enough to put me off entirely, but it did mean my spinning journey began with a tiny spindle rather than a big wheel. I've been reflecting on a few things...
My favourite kind of knitting is 90% "chill" with a splash of "twist". And, by twist, I mean an assortment of possible adventures, from clever construction and sublime details to effortless stitches producing incredible results. Some days I relish deciphering complicated charts and instructions that have me squinting my eyes and seeing if I can understand better with a fresh cup of tea in my hand. But mostly, when I pick up my needles, I crave straight-forward, manageable stitches with just a dollop of exuberance that's simple to master. So, it makes sense that I tend to stick to this recipe when I'm dreaming up my designs…there are 5 great features we focus on to make Truly Myrtle patterns enjoyable knits:
It's safe to say I have a "knitting lifestyle". I frequently steal moments from my day to "knit just one more row", grab a project bag whenever I leave the house, and curl up on the sofa with knitting every night. It's odd to see me sitting without my knitting, and it feels even more peculiar to sit with my hands free. I've come to recognise the host of emotions that come with a "knitting lifestyle":