Welcome to our little bit of knitterly Heaven- I'm so glad you found your way here!
Our goal is to teach beginning knitters some tricks of the trade as well as to work enough swatches to have a finished afghan by the end of the year! Join along with us as we learn about patterns, cables, lace, and some other handy techniques! A new pattern will become available each month ranging from newbie to adventurous. So stop on by, pick your pattern and knit along with us!

All patterns can be found here as well as on Ravelry.com!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Knitting the Summer Away

Happy July, Knitters!  I hope you are keeping cool and happily knitting away.  This month's swatch is a sweet and easy texture stitch meant to get you through the heat of the summer!

It's A Wrap
by Lindsey Melvin
Cast on 44 stitches
Border Rows:
Row 1, 3, 5: K1, P1 across row
Row 2, 4: P1, K1 across row

Pattern Rows:
Row 1 and 3: (P1, K1, P1, K1, P1) Purl to last 5 stitches (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 2: (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) K1, *YO, K2, pass YO over K2 repeat from * to last 6 K1 (P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)
Row 4: (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) *YO, K2, pass YO over K2 repeat from * to last 5 stitches (P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)

Repeat these 4 rows until square is approx 9 inches long.

Border Rows 1, 3, 5: P1, K1 across row
Rows 2, 4: K1, P1 across row
Bind off all stitches.

I hope you enjoy this month's square and I hope you are having some fun in the sun- keep cool and happy knitting!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th

Have a happy and safe holiday~ how will you be celebrating?