I thought tips and techniques to get you to your 2017 knitting goals was in order today. I’ve got a lot of content available to you and anyone else, so here are some things I’ve written that you might be able to use now.
Work in Ends (weave in ends). If you’ve been knitting, you likely have ends to work in. Here’s what I wrote back in March 2017 on the subject.
Buttons on Knits. I wrote this post on sewing on buttons and I reflect a bit on why it doesn’t always give us the result we want.
How Much Yarn? A commonly asked question for a project, but sometimes you need to get more specific. Here are some techniques I use.
Blocking Required. I think blocking is always required to polish a project. I give some tips in this post from a year ago. There is a link to a quick-knit hat if you still need a gift idea. Here is an old post about making a tool for blocking in-the-round pieces.
Quick, Quick Projects. If you are still looking for projects, here are some that might fit the bill.
- GAL Patterns 1: From this first post, Dome Mountain and Devil’s Tower are done at a very easy gauge.
- GAL Patterns 2: There are some quicker projects here: Tatio, Waterfall, Rib Boot Toppers.
- Go High Hat: These can be adjusted to be worked at a different gauge if you need speed (no cost)!
- Copenhagen Headband: For those of us who don’t like hats, a headband is a perfect solution (fast and no cost).
- Messy Bun Hat: Knit this shorter, like a headband if you need (no cost). It is a DK gauge, but a little figuring could get you to another gauge.
Maybe all you need is some focus to meet your knitting goals? I’ve written a blog about that and there is a download of some 2018 Project Planners I designed. They are $3 or you can get the coupon code to get them at no cost two ways:
- Sign up for my newsletter and you will get the code.
- Open the December 14 newsletter you already received to get the code.
My favorite tool? The search box on JillWolcottKnits.com!