Shawl with Fringe

shawl 2Pattern is designed by

Amy  Christoffers and available from Berroco.

The fringe is a made by unraveling 4 stitches on each row.

A little scary at first, but it really works.

shawl fringe shawl folded Yarn used here is Cascade – Big Wheel. One and a half skeins on size 15 needles.

This youtube video will help with the fringe.

Afterthought Heel for Socks

Gusset knitting on socks sometimes turns knitters away.  But afterthought heels should put you at ease.  Both toe up and top down, heels can be added after you have completed the sock.

The instructions are basically the same for either way you knit socks but here are good instructions to follow.

Toe Up – Afterthought heel   from

Top Down – Top Down Afterthought heel  from www.knitting-up-a-storm.comafterthought heel

This method works well if you are trying to use up extra sock yarn.  The heel is finished off with the Kitchener Stitch which makes a very smooth finish.

Sock Knitters Clinic is on Wednesdays at 6 pm for June and July.  If you are in the neighborhood, stop in and I’ll give you a hand with this technique.


Graphic Afghan – No Seams


This no seam small afghan is from knittingdaily by Sarah Fama, published in 2010.   It’s a 8 stitch repeat with a seed stitch edge.  Note the seed stitch edge is not indicated on each row.  Either write it down or remember.

The bulky weight yarn I used is Cascade Cloud.  This yarn is a dream.  It’s already knit in an i-cord, so the pattern is very distinct.  The gauge is 3 per inch.

Cloud is 70% merino and 30% baby alpaca.



One Skein Shawls


Free on Ravelry – Kwoosh

One skein project.  Cotton yarn makes this a great summer project.

lintilla sandy

This shawl, the Lintella was designed by Martina Behn.

Crazy Zauerball yarn does all the work to make this look super.zauerball

Lace Knitting Class

Instructor and Designer Victoria  Jicha will teach basic lace knitting in two classes.

Wednesday April 15 and Wednesday April 29 at 6 pm

Space is limited.  To register please contact Cherilyn at

lace face cloth

You will learn to read a chart and basic lace knitting stitches.

Ability to cast on and knit is necessary.

Fee for both classes is $35 plus $5 for yarn

Luna Paints Dishcloths

basket d cLearn to Knit Dishcloth Patterns

Luna Paints yarn

Size 6 needles

 Basic Dishcloth

Cast on 33 stitches
Knit every row until cloth is 8 inches or desired length
Basket Weave Dishcloth
Cast on 33 stitches.  Be sure cast on is loose.
Knit 3 rows
Row 1 – K3, (P3, K3) repeat to end
Row 2 – Knit across
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 8 inches
Knit 3 rows.
Bind off, weave in ends.

Groovy Mom’s Dishcloth (Idiot’s Dishcloth)

Cast on 4 stitches
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Next row, k2, yo, k2
Next row, k2, yo, k to end of row
Continue to repeat the [k2, yo, k until end of row] until you have a total of 45sts on the needle
Next row, k1, k2Tog, yo, k2Tog, k to end of row
Continue to do the [k1, k2Tog, yo, k2Tog, k

to end of row], decreasing each row until you have 5 stitches are left on the needle.  Bind off