I learned to knit in 1999, after I broke my ankle playing basketball. I never thought I'd be a knitter or a crocheter, but I have found something I truly enjoy. I have been knitting since then, and working in a yarn shop for almost as long. I've been at Saybrook Yarn, my favorite place to be, since it opened. I've also found, to my surprise, that I enjoy teaching others how to knit and crochet.
Another quick knit
I love shells and vests - no sleeves! A shell pattern I loved was Cabin Fever's patter #253. ALL the finishing was done as part of the knitting!
Gauge swatch, gauge swatch, gauge swatch!
Need I say more?
I like knitting on large needles. Quick results make me happy. For a quick summer top, try Ole-Ole by Reynolds on size 9 needles.
For the summer, I recommend Cascade Sierra or Reynold's Ole Ole. Both are great cottons to work with.
Lace Check Shell
This adventurous shell teaches a number of interesting techniques.
The Einstein Coat
It's called The Einstein Coat because you feel like a genius when it's done! You make the child's version in this class.
Dropped a stitch? Like to be able to fix it yourself and go on knitting? This one evening class helps with many common problems.
This is a technique class to learn the basic seams.
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner