January intro

provisional cast ons, ruffles and my favorite green juice

January Knitting Monthly

Hopefully, you’ve all had some time to relax with the holidays and are ready for something fun. This month we’ll explore a popular knitting trend,  knitted ruffles. I hope you’ll enjoy knitting this Ruffle Duo.  This neck warmer is  done with Merino Soft from GGH and Luna from Trendsetter for the trim. These yarns are not on the website, but you can get 20% off throughout the month in the shop or by calling or emailing us.

NEW!!! Download the interactive pdf! Ruffle Duo

The featured technique videos this month cover the crochet and chained cast on, two provisional cast ons that are often confused. We’ve also included a short video on increasing by knitting in the front and back of the stitch, one of the simplest ways to increase stitches.

Mark the 13th of January on your calendars and we’ll get together at the shop from 3:00 to 5:00pm.  Anyone  that wants to join us by skype, please let me know.

This month I thought I’d bring my juicer and serve you all up a little sampling of my favorite green juice to start the New Year out right!

As always, please do me a big favor and go over to the forums.  Sign in and introduce yourselves if you haven’t done so already! It’s also a place where you can share your progress and ask questions. Some of you have even posted photos for us all to see and that’s always fun, too!

And remember, I’m always listening for suggestions of future projects and techniques. In fact, this month’s focus was a request by one of our members.