Casting on …

After a search through my stash, I quickly realized I don’t actually have nine coordinating shades of fingering weight yarn on hand. So I decided to use 5 shades in my favourite colours (blue and grey) and see if I can create a nice effect by combining the colours as follows:  AA, AB, BB, BC,Continue reading “Casting on …”

Getting started with Siberian Cuffs

The first pattern in Miss Lambert’s My Knitting Book is called Siberian Cuffs. The pattern is exceedingly brief by today’s standards, comprising just four lines from start to finish! It is not clear whether the word “Siberian” refers to the type of stitch, the origin of the stitch, the origin for the style of cuff, orContinue reading “Getting started with Siberian Cuffs”

Up for the challenge!

Taking on a knitting book over 170 years old is an intimidating and exciting task.  I know there will be challenges with trying to match the pattern requirements (yarn, needles) to modern day equivalents.  I know I will have to learn the terminology used in Miss Lambert’s patterns and translate to present day techniques.  InContinue reading “Up for the challenge!”