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Archive for March 2015

Last Fox Paws Class for March and new ideas brewing…

Today was¬†the third and final session of the March Fox Paws KAL at¬†Serial Knitters. Our tenacious and dedicated group¬†has worked very hard over the past month and pushed on through the frustration of wrong stitch counts, dropped stitches and unfamiliar stitch-lumps. I was so excited to see everyone’s progress. Here are a few…

They are looking so beautiful and we are all grateful to Xandy Peters for this great pattern. For those of you who couldn’t make the session, post your progress pictures in the Serial Knitters Ravelry discussion forum here: Picture Thread.

Due to popular demand, we have scheduled another Fox Paws workshop in May! Details:

Fox Paws Workshop and Knit Along with Pamela Grossman. 

Workshop Series $75 Р Sundays, May 3, 24, & 31 from 1:30 Р3:30pm.

Loads more information on the shop website.

In other knitting news I am completely obsessed with the idea of combining three¬†things I love: gorgeous long-color-changing Spincycle Yarn, mathematically inspiring mobius knitting and complex and beautiful stitchwork in two-color brioche. Oh, and then there’s a fourth element I’d like to experiment with:¬†combining different yarn weights in the same project to create unexpected fabric.

So I’ve been desperate to carve out some time where I could just sit and explore some of these techniques.¬†This weekend I got to play a bit. I experimented with¬†a variation of Iris Schreier’s mobius cast-on¬†that was surprisingly, a success on the first go-around!¬†Here’s how it looked earlier today:

 

Loving this #briocheknitting #möbius experiment. #spincycle #manosmaxima #briochestitch

A photo posted by pamela grossman (@pamelamama) on

Serial Knitters just got in a big selection of Dyed in the Wool from Spincycle and I am pairing it up with some Shibui and Madelinetosh for inspiration. Dreamy. I hope to have more to show you soon. Once I get a basic version of this pattern written, I want to incorporate some fancy brioche stitch patterns like those featured in Nancy Marchant‘s gorgeous new book Knitting Fresh Brioche. I predict there will be some brioche stitch classes coming your way soon…

Find lots more pictures of my experiments on my Instagram page. Love to hear your feedback! Happy knitting!

 

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#foxpawsKAL session 2 details

Hello Knitters,

Session two started with looking at a couple of videos to learn how to work in ends as we go. Important skill. Saves much work later on.

Check out the videos on my Fox Paws Video Playlist.

Then we went over my cheat sheet document. Virtual kal-ers, message me via email or on Ravelry with a promise that you have purchased Fox Paws and your email address and I will send you a PDF of this document. It has row-by-row instructions on marker placement, vertical alignment and other fancy stuff. You need the actual Fox Paws pattern to fully utilize the cheat sheet!

Please share photos of your work and your questions in this thread on Ravelry. Love to see how you are doing!

Happy knitting!

Fox Paws KAL Day 1!

What a great group of knitters we had at our first in-person Fox Paws workshop at Serial Knitters! Today I gave an overview of the project, then we reviewed and practiced the new stitches that are the building blocks for Fox Paws. Students practiced stacked increases and decreases and learned to “read” their knitting when applying these new techniques.

We watched some videos (playlist here) and experimented with designer Xandy Peters’ two practice patterns Star and Oak Leaf. (Both are free on her blog and in PDF form on Ravelry.) Access my research document with all of the relevant clickable links here. Come post your progress and questions on the Serial Knitters Ravelry Forum. We’re on our way to knitting Fox Paws!