The Winter issue of Holla Knits features a tutorial I wrote. I've had this article/tutorial in my head for over a year, and I'm really glad that I finally got a chance to write it and publish it where knitters will (hopefully) read it. My article is called Picking Up Stitches: The Sometimes, Always, Never Rule. I talk about picking up stitches (like for a collar or a button band), and I make an analogy between the "sometimes, always, never" rule about buttons on a suit coat and my own personal "sometimes, always, never" rule about which leg of a stitch to pick up a new stitch from. If that sounds complicated, it's actually not, it's just wordy. Anyway. Read my article and go forth, more confident in your knitting decision making! If you're not already a Holla Knits subscriber, you can get a copy of the magazine here so that you, too, can make good choices about picking up stitches. (It also has my AWESOME pattern for Fair Isle PANTS, so there's that incentive, too.)
To celebrate me finally writing something I've meant to since early 2014, let's have a giveaway! You can win one of my patterns that requires picking up stitches for a collar so that you can test out my rule.
Leave a comment before Sunday, November 15th, and you could win one of these sweater patterns, shown top to bottom, left to right:
Electric Oasis, Ghost Stories, Bellefonte, Tullamore
Kenner Street Pullover, Over the Fence, Fenwick Island, Vistoire,
Olmsted, Everett Henley.
Your choice! Tell me which sweater you like best, and be sure to leave me a way to contact you! I'll pick a random winner sometime on Sunday.
If you haven't read the other posts about this collection, here's a blog tour schedule.
: The Sweatshop of Love - pattern giveaway
: Cosmos and Cashmere - pattern giveaway
: Brown Sheep Company Blog - SEG 2 balls Nature Spun Worsted Ash
: Aphaia- pattern giveaway / SEG: 4 balls KP Brava Bulky
: Ashwini J Designs - pattern giveaway
: Cosmos and Cashmere