After you get a basic item figured out, do you ever feel like you want to spread your wings a little?
Throw a little jazz in?
This, my friends, is when you need some resources!
Hence, the Resources heading – above.
If you hover your cursor over that heading, you’ll get a drop down list. It includes:
Let’s say you want to knit a basic cowl – like Rose’s Mobius Cowl. However, rather than knit this in garter stitch, you decide you’d like to change up the texture a bit. Something with a little more depth.
If it were me, I’d head over to one of the online Stitchionaries. My favorites?
Looking around a bit, I find a nice, simple – but beautiful – moss stitch pattern:
Wouldn’t that look lovely on the cowl?
The instructions are clear, concise, and absolutely doable.
Great resource, huh?!
You find yourself with a lovely skein of Cascade Yarns Cash Vero and want a pattern that will use somewhere in the neighborhood of just shy of 200 yards.
Where do I go?
Ravelry, of course!
Click on the Patterns tab.
Once you’re on that page, you’ll see a hyperlink that reads “Use the pattern browser & advance search”
This, my friends, is probably one of the best features on the web!
On the left hand side of the page I can choose options that I prefer…
I’m going to choose yardage for 1 to 150 and then type in cash vero in the search box at the top of the page. Here’s the result I get:
And, of course, subscribing to knitting blogs provides no end of fun, community, ideas, free and for purchase patterns, and excellent information!
Got any great insider tips you’re willing to share?