May: The Cowichan-Inspired Cardigan

I will be teaching my workshop the Cowichan-inspired Cardigan for Stitches at Home in 2-hour segments on May 15, 16, 22, and 23. There is such a rich variety of wonderful construction techniques in the Cowichan, a sweater developed by the Coast Salish people of Vancouver Island. Students will learn to knit pockets, work with […]

Join my Patreon Project!

Over the three years that I have been posting on my Patreon project, I have covered historic knitting,  highlights of my travels to China and the UK, created videos of technique and sent copies of my patterns to my patrons. Through February and March, I discussed the wonderful Swedish sweaters from the Halland district that were knitted for pay for a known customer in the late 1800s to early 1900s. In the past month, I have delved deeper into the construction of the Scottish Sanquhar gloves.

Unique Latvian Cuffs

The Latvians have created exquisite and diverse cuff treatments for their beautiful mittens. We will explore three types of knitted cuffs in class to learn some of these unique techniques: a scalloped cuff with garter stitch, the twisted garter edge, and biased “ribbing”. Students can then complete the samplers as wristers outside of class, or choose […]

A New Class: Unique Latvian Cuffs

 I have just completed writing a new class and handout focused on some of the beautiful Latvian Cuff methods not regularly seen in today’s mittens.  IN this class, students will create three edges: the Twisted Garter Edge, the Scalloped Edge, and the Diagonal Boxes Cuff.  They all require three colors.  As one cuff is practiced, […]

Fiberside Chat

On April 25, 2021, I will be presenting a lecture on 19th-century traditional knitting, highlighting techniques that have been forgotten that are useful even today in our modern knitting.  Knitting from England, Scotland, Demark, Norway, Sweden, and more will be shown in slides.  I will also demonstrate how to create the Channel Island Cast-on.  There […]