Category - How To & Tips

Easy Titan Toque – Knit Beanie, Knit Slouchy Hat

A toque refers to a knit hat, used commonly in the knit and crochet community.  The origins of this word come from approximately 13th-century Europe.  A toque is also the hat a professional would wear, for instance, the headwear of a chef, magistrate or professor. There are many names for knit caps, and so many stitches and technique variations...

How to Read a Crochet Pattern – Part 2

This tutorial is written for the crocheter who knows how to crochet basic stitches and would like to explore patterns designed by Mary Maxim.  This tutorial does not show how to crochet each stitch from the beginning to end, but does show you one repeat of the stitches written in pattern and relies on you, the crocheter, to continue following the...

How to Crochet C2C or Corner to Corner

How to Crochet c2c

The Corner to Corner technique, although very trendy, is a technique that has been around for ages.  Crocheted items worked in the corner to corner technique are often sought after for their beautiful textures and their beautiful simplicity.  This series teaches how to crochet C2C or the Corner to Corner technique. As we proceed with this...

Fixing a snag in a sweater- Step by Step Tutorial!

Fixing a Snag in a Sweater Let me tell you about my best friend, he’s great! He is always in a good mood, always happy to see me and he’s super sweet. He has beautiful long hair that is always GORGEOUS! I admit he’s pretty close to perfection but, there’s just one thing: Chico’s nails snag my hand-knits like you wouldn’t believe. Even...

Socktober Fest- Footloose Week 2

Week 2 of our Footloose KAL This week in our Knit Along we are working the heel and turning the heel.  This is the step that intimidates a lot of knitters but we feel that knowing what shapes your making and knowing exactly what part of the sock you are knitting. (week 1 recap) So far we have worked the cuff and the leg of our sock.  You can...

Footloose Socktober Fest Week 1

Footloose Sock- Week 1 This week we start our Footloose sock. This is definitely a beginner friendly sock yarn and pattern if you are new to sock knitting. The fiber of the footloose yarn is 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon which leaves a slightly heavier hand than the Step Above sock yarn that we used with the pedicure sock we did in October. We...

Footloose Socktober Fest!

Footloose Sock Yarn For our pedicure sock, we used our “A Step Above” yarn. This time we will use “Footloose” sock yarn and it’s a little different. Right away you notice it’s has a rougher hand and texture to it. At 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon the blend makes for a soft superfine weight yarn but still has enough texture to make...