Triangles

Acute, obtuse, right, equilateral, scalene, isosceles, isosceles right: these are some of the different types of triangles. Up until the release of Palace Gates yesterday, all of the triangular shawls I’ve designed have either been paired isosceles right triangles butted up next to each other with a central spine, or a simple isosceles triangle. These triangles have all been basically …

Buttonholes

Not all buttonholes are created equal. I found this out a long time ago. I’ve done everything from a simple yarn over to a complicated affair involving two layers of hand-knit fabric with blanket stitch to attach them to each other, some where it’s all done on one row, others that you don’t finish until you return on the next …

Shaping crescents

While there are other methods of doing this, so far I’ve always used the same one. So far. Whether knit from tip to tip with stitches picked up along the side, or lengthwise with the short rows growing out of the lace, all of my crescent designs have one thing in common: the lace is knit first, then the shaping …