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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!


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.


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


All of the Crafty Living Patterns, up to now

How to Download Our Patterns