Rick Rack Ribbing How To

Rick Rack Ribbing How to

I love these two versions of Rick Rack Ribbing, otherwise known as Zig Zag Ribbing. Not only is it fun to say (c’mon, try saying it 10 times . . . “rick rack ribbing, rick rack ribbing. . . “) Am I right? This stitch pattern is also fun to look at. Rick Rack Ribbing READ MORE

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Life on Elm Street – Getting Situated

Whew! I’m totally crazy getting situated in my new home on Elm Street. I thought the end of the school year was nuts. I wasn’t thinking about the fact that I’d be moving to a new house the first week after school let out.  I must blank out the pain of all those boxes every READ MORE

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Arm Knit Basket Pattern Featured in Taproot

I’m so thrilled to share my new Arm Knit Basket pattern. It is featured this month in Taproot Magazine. Included are two different arm knit basket sizes, large and small. I  think the baskets turned out beautifully. Plus, it’s such an easy pattern to make. You have to give it a whirl! What a stunning READ MORE

10 Best Modern Counter Stools

10 Best Modern Counter Stools – Life on Elm St

Last month, I wrote about our new home on Elm Street. Our move-in date is this Friday, and amidst the thousands of things that need to get done, I’m thinking that having modern counter stools in place at the kitchen island should rank somewhere near the top of the list. The kitchen and the island are the heart of READ MORE

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Arm Knit Throw Pillow Video Class

I have a new Arm Knit Throw Pillow video class up at Creativebug! These throw pillows are designed smaller than the ones in my book, so they fit your couch or bed perfectly!  In the class, I walk you through everything, including how to cast on, how to knit, how to stop in the middle and READ MORE

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Six Swoon-Worthy Modern Quilts

I love modern quilts and have since I was a little girl. I especially love quilts with a lot of white space – not surprising! Though I covet them, I have never gotten around to making one myself. It’s on the list, though! I’ve been seeing so many stunning modern quilts lately that I wanted to share READ MORE

Dishtowel Utility Apron Pattern by Anne Weil | Flax & Twine

Best Dishtowel Utility Apron Pattern

Finally designed! The best (and cutest) dishtowel utility apron pattern PDF you can find! If you’ve ever taken a class with me, you know that I cannot hang on to my scissors to save my life, or my tape measure, or pens, or pencils or cable needles, or crochet hooks. Yes, the list goes on!  For years, READ MORE

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Life on Elm Street – A New Home

There is big news around the Weil household – we’ve found a new home! As some of you know, my family moved from Baltimore, MD to Denver, CO last August due to my husband’s career. We’ve been living in a rental house since then. I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve found a beautiful, modern home that READ MORE

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Lazy Days Lounger Arm Knit Pillow Pattern

I am so excited to share this new arm knit pillow pattern, Lazy Days, with you. I don’t think it could have a better name! Lazy Days and lots of lounging will certainly be plentiful with this pillow in your home.  You can find the pattern in this month’s issue of Mollie Makes, Issue 65. My children fell READ MORE

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DIY Finger Knit Rope Trivet Tutorial

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! I thought this quick DIY Finger Knit Rope Trivet would hit the spot for an easy, yet beautiful project for the kids to make. Or, who are we kidding? Just make one for yourself! I love the trivet’s simplicity and natural feel that the rope lends this project. The best part READ MORE

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The Cutest Crochet Bunny Blanket

Oh my! Is this little crochet bunny blanket the cutest thing!? I am in love! I am so excited to be sharing this pattern with you. This week, I am actually in Los Angeles on vacation with my boys for spring break. When I’m on a trip, I like nothing more than to make something from READ MORE

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Teaching At Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena 2016

I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be teaching at Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena   next month, May 13-15.  It is an amazing event and you should register now! I can’t tell you how much fun I had in NYC with my classes last winter. This session, I am teaching a Fabulous Floor Pouf Class and READ MORE

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Six Ways to Make Your Arm Knitting Tighter

How do I get my arm knitting tighter? This is the question I get asked the second most often about arm knitting, only just behind how do I put down my arm knitting in the middle of a project.  The tightness of your stitches has to do with a number of factors, including knitting tension, needle (arm) size, and yarn thickness. READ MORE

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Gone to Have Fun

I was skiing with my family last weekend. Cruising down a beautiful blue groomer, I followed the pack of them from behind, as I usually do. I watched my daughter fling her arms open wide and lift her head to the sky and close her eyes. Eep! I thought, open your eyes!! She urged me, READ MORE

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Martina Cardigan + We Are Knitters Giveaway

I just finished making this gorgeous Martina Cardigan from We Are Knitters. What fun it was to knit this kit! First, I rarely knit for myself. It feels like such an indulgence these days. Second, who doesn’t want to get everything they need for a project delivered right to their door? Well, here’s your chance READ MORE