Sweater Curse noun \swedər kers\ – The belief that if a knitter gifts a hand knit sweater to a significant other before being bound together in a ceremony such a marriage, the relationship will dissolve before the sweater is completed.   I don’t usually knit for other people. I’m pretty selfish when it comes to my knitting, with an exception for babies and charity, and I think it makes sense. I’m putting a lot of time, money, and ultimately love into… Read more »

In case you’re new around these parts, I am so excited about and have been promoting amirisu’s summer 2017 issue with my Demoiselle pattern. I’m really excited to have an extra copy, and I’d love to offer a giveaway for you guys! This issue features articles on natural dying and offers 7 knitting patterns and 1 crochet pattern in both Japanese and English. There’s also a code for the PDF patterns on Ravelry if you prefer! (And if you already… Read more »

When I think back to January, I had huge and high hopes for 2017. I don’t exactly make resolutions, but I picked the word “expand” for the year. I figured I would just keep on working towards the goals I made the year before and grow everything along the way. Simple enough, right? When I started We All Knit Here over 3 years ago, my intention was to create a community around knitting. Having taught myself to knit, I knew there… Read more »

Hello, hello! This week I have a few announcements I wanted to highlight: I’m having a 30% off sale in my Ravelry shop – if you haven’t already, grab your patterns because the sale ends Wednesday at midnight, CST! (Just add the pattern to your cart for the discount to apply.) I’m compiling a group of knitters that would get free access to my patterns before the release date. If you love to knit my patterns, love being the first… Read more »

I’ve wanted to do a round up of some of my favorite accessories for knitters for awhile, but let’s be honest, after my yarn and needles of course, all I really care about is my cup of coffee or tea that better be within an arm’s reach. If you’re the same, this list is for you – hope you enjoy some of my faves! (Click on each one to find out more about it – and this post contains affiliate… Read more »

I was contemplating a serious problem earlier this year: how can I make a proper winter sweater with no lace, no cotton, no nothing that I tend to favor? As I was browsing through books and most of the internet for ideas, I was struck by an amazing idea: Of course, I can make it with chevrons! (I know, I know, what a surprise…) But stick with me because this sweater is all about texture. Knit with a Malabrigo’s worsted… Read more »

Knitting is hugely important in our lives, obviously, and so it only seems natural to want to extend and share our knitting with others. I’ve been trying to compile a list of national charities either in the US or in the UK where you can make a difference in someone’s life. I’ve broken down the charities by topic, and I’ve also tried to include a variety – because while it’s great to knit a million blankets for those in need,… Read more »

I don’t know how things are going for you, but it’s incredibly busy in my part of the world! On top of everything else, I turned 30! Everyone seems concerned that I would have a little mini mid-life crisis, but I’m feeling pretty great. Besides, I’m much too busy worrying about moving across the country to worry about my age – I feel just as young as I felt a month ago! Anyway, to celebrate my birthday, I’m offering 30%… Read more »

I don’t know why you learned to knit. Maybe you started knitting as a form of self-care, maybe you wanted to bond with a friend/neighbor/relative, maybe you wanted to knit a blanket for the cutest new kid in your life – whatever the reason, you’re starting to flounder. Knitting was fun, but you have a busy life. “Maybe I’ll have time to knit tomorrow,” you said, nearly a month ago. Meanwhile, when you finally do get back to your knitting, it’s… Read more »

I’m participating in the Cheeky Visionaries Biziversary & Launch Party! Amanda Sue Howell’s business is turning 5, and she’s celebrating with the launch of 30 Days of Creative Abandon. 30 Days of Creative Abandon is a 30 day course created for makers, who are looking for new ideas to set them free from artist’s block! If you had asked me what my favorite creative outlet was when I was younger, I don’t know if I would have had an answer…. Read more »