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Math4Knitters, Crafty Living: Show 98

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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Just something easy and quick, but with a fun twist.

Math4Knitters, Crafty Living: Show 98

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
A closer look at the stitch pattern.
Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Now, available in French!

This week, I share a pattern for a last-minute gift and chat with Merike Saarniit. Also, an older pattern of mine is now available in French!

Athwart Coffee Sleeve

I wanted to make something super-easy, but not too boring. So, I started out with 2 x 2 ribbing and added a different element. An errant knit rib, 2 stitches wide, winds across its brethren stitches, sitting athwart them, as it were.

I think it's fun. It fits well around most bottles and cups I tried. Also, I think it might stretch enough to fit over a pound-sized bag of coffee. I think that would make a simple last-minute gift.

Short-Row Slippers, Now Available In French

I received a note a while ago from Sophie Outry, kindly offering to translate my Short-Row Felted Slippers pattern into French. She emailed me the pattern this week. I don't speak enough French to know if it is any good, but I'm excited to see if anyone makes a few pairs from her instructions. Thanks so much, Sophie!

Chat

Merike and I chatted about eastern uncrossed knitting, sock books we love, learning kitchener stitch, and a whole lot of other topics. It was so nice talking with her.

Links

Eastern Uncrossed Knitting is, basically, what Annie Modesitt teaches.

Turkish Socks: Fancy Feet by Anna Zilboorg is out of print. Snatch it up if you can. I wrote about it in Lara's Library.

Kitchener Stitch (grafting)

Knit Nation

Vogue Knitting Live is coming up again in January.

Carolina Homespun was Merike's business.

Greensboro Weavers Guild

Convergence Conference - Handweavers Guild of America

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

John C. Campbell Folk School

Stitches Events

Magnificent Mittens is also by Anna Zilboorg

XRX Publishing

Merike's Ravelry Profile has a list of her upcoming teaching engagements, and more information about her.

Merike's Facebook Page

Merike's Website

The Unique Sheep

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