I’ve noticed people tend to knit what they know, and when it comes to sweaters, they usually only know top-down or bottom-up sweaters. I’m not an exception to that. I definitely prefer bottom-up sweaters, and that’s probably because my first sweater was bottom-up. I can’t fault anyone for having a preference, but I’ve run into a surprising about of people who tell me they will never knit bottom-up sweaters because they want to try on their work as they go…. Read more »

The Mojave Miniskirt is a very fun twist on the desert motif, evoking the bright colors and the hot sun in a fun transitional knit for spring! The skirt is fitted through the waist and hips with an elastic waistband to ensure a snug fit. Knit from the bottom up and featuring intarsia and duplicate stitches, the pattern is across the center front and back, with a border in garter stitch to really emphasize the pattern and give the skirt… Read more »

  Myth of Productivity (LIVE on March 7): http://www.fabentrepreneurs.com/ep-11… Fitting Bottom Up Sweaters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9Peo… Rebecca Pullover: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr… Kristin Magdalene: http://www.kristinmagdalene.com Baad Mom Interview: http://weallknithere.com/like-knittin… Mojave Skirt: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr… Evolution (and Failures) of Business: http://fabentrepreneurs.com/ep-8-evol… Cuffed Cozy Hat: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr… The Woven: https://www.thewovenco.com/ Brooks Museum African Print Fashion Now: http://www.brooksmuseum.org/african-print-fashion-now Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kristincreates

The Winter Whimsy Box Pleated Skirt almost didn’t happen! It’s fairly simple with a seed stitch border and stockinette throughout, but I couldn’t get the sizing right. But then it snowed and I felt a huge push to finish, and I’m so glad I did! You can click here for all of the details on Ravelry or watch the video below to hear more on the skirt. This is knit with super bulky yarn – perfect for traipsing through the… Read more »

The Cuffed Cozy Hat is my new favorite basic for a few reasons. It’s knit with chunky yarn so it knits up really quickly. Because it’s knit with chunky yarn, it feels a bit fun and dramatic, rather than a normal hat. (Check out my selfie at the end of the pictures – it’s great!) It’s unisex. I designed this with men in mind, and I love that anyone can grab it and go! It comes in 3 sizes: small,… Read more »

Links: 5 Adorable Projects for Scrap Yarn: http://weallknithere.com/5-adorable-projects-for-scrap-yarn/ Berkeley Slouchy Hat pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/berkeley-slouchy-hat Cindy’s Ravelry Profile: https://www.ravelry.com/people/Hannahsrock1 Baad Mom Yarns Interview: http://weallknithere.com/like-knitting-better-sewing/ Spring Forward Dress: http://weallknithere.com/spring-forward-dress-knitting-pattern/ French Lavender Cardigan: http://weallknithere.com/french-lavender-cardigan/ Cuffed Cozy Hat: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cuffed-cozy-hat Winter Whimsy Skirt: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winter-whimsy-box-pleat-skirt Bramley Pullover: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bramley-2 FAB Entrepreneurs: http://www.fabentrepreneurs.com

I used to run a sewing blog. I technically still do, but it hasn’t been updated in a really long time because knitting has taken over my life! Melanie from Baad Mom yarns was kind enough to feature me on her Maker series, and we chatted all about how I started knitting, how my process works (aka trial by error), and why I love knitting more than sewing. Click through to watch the interview or click here to check out… Read more »

I’ve been knitting like crazy the last 2 months, and especially if you include a recent colorwork project, I have a TON of leftover scraps of yarn. They’re usually long enough that I feel guilty throwing them away so I scoured the internet to figure out what I could do with them. Here are some of my favorite projects, click for more info! 1. Wrapping Gifts, from the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts by  Joelle Hoverson. 2. Grab an embroidery… Read more »

In February, there’s still a bit of chill to the winter air, but spirits are improving and there’s hope of the weather warming. The Spring Forward dress will carry you through to the next season. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the bottom half of the dress is fitted and ribbed for an ultra flattering look. At the waist, the draping effect begins with an expanded batwing sleeve and lace reminiscent of hearts. I talked a bit about… Read more »

The French Lavender Cardigan is very simple and chic to toss on with a simple outfit, whether you’re out running errands or out with friends for brunch. The cardigan knits up quickly and is super comfy with bulky yarn, and yet it creates a dramatic silhouette for your everyday life. Knit flat from the bottom up with a vertical herringbone stitch, the cardigan flares out from the waist for a fun peplum and expands from the waist up for a… Read more »