I consider myself a designer over everything else. So why am I so fascinated by technique? The answer, in my mind, is that when you have to have good technique it opens doors and even makes it easier to break the rules.
The result is that I am always thinking about technique and trying to find better ways to do things to make knitting projects come together in ways that works both for the knitter and the project. I admit that sometimes what I come up with isn’t “easy”, but I feel that if the description for executing it is thorough, the knitter will learn a new method, and perhaps a new way of seeing things, that they will take with them into their knitting future.
Look here for additional information on techniques, and post a comment if there is something you’d like me to explain more thoroughly, or you want to know “why did she do that?”
In the meantime, I have created a searchable Library of techniques that you can use. We’ve tried to cross tag things in a way that lots of things come up when you put in a technique, including patterns using that technique (if it is “special”). You will also see other techniques that include the search term. This is to give you a bit of serendipity–perhaps spotting something new or that you’ve always wondered about–that I think was always the fun of going to the library!