Patty's Purls of Wisdom: July 2018
Technique, etiquette, and lifestyle advice for the modern knitter
By Patty Lyons
Weaving 101 Part 2: Project Planning
By Amy King
In the last issue I explained the basics of weaving with rigid heddle looms. Now for the fun part: planning your projects! Don’t let this step intimidate you. Figuring out a weaving project is fairly simple when you have a formula to work with. Fill out the charts below and you’ll be happily on your way to a new design. Let’s start with a simple scarf.
Stick a Fork in It; It’s Done
by Kim Werker
Of all the kinds of things I routinely make or dabble in, cooking is the one I hate the most.
Cooking is, to be honest, the only one I hate. Because certainly the beauty of having a hobby is that you never have to do it, so the things you do are things you enjoy doing.
by Lela Nargi
Inside a complex of old manufacturing buildings in Seattle’s west Georgetown neighborhood hulks a single, fiendishly heavy, German industrial knitting machine. It’s the kind of machine that’s usually found in large groups, churning out hundreds of thousands of identical sweater pieces into expansive factory rooms. Here in Seattle, though, the machine pushes out into the night scarf after computer-code-patterned scarf, no two alike, each one patiently awaited by a buyer who donated $150 to a Kickstarter campaign back in 2015.
by Rachael Herron
Ah, what to knit next. Isn’t this a delicious problem? It’s almost a disease if you think about it in the right way—I feel dis-ease when I get the yen to start something new. The treatment is liberal applications of Ravelry right to my brain. I scroll my way through my queue, where I have 13 pages that include 363 projects waiting for me to knit.