Monthly Archives: November 2015

Knitting With Large Needles

Because of damage I sustained to my hands many years ago, I do not knit with wool heavier than worsted.  The weight of heavy wool on top of the strength needed to manipulate large needles aggravate the damage. I recently … Continue reading

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Mitered Square Afghan

Some months ago I wrote a post on the inspiration knitters and crocheters can get from quilting patterns.   It came on the heels of crocheting an granny square afghan for granddaughter F where I discovered I can no longer crochet.  … Continue reading

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Three Examples of Excellent Narrative Pattern Writing

I love the reductionist-style knitting patterns from Continental Europe.  Drawing from the Norwegian knitting patterns of my youth and the reductionist-style German knitting patterns, I created my Neo-Norsk pattern construction method.  (See my blog posts The Reductionist Pattern, A Very … Continue reading

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