The latest pattern in the Whimsical Little Knits Collection is now available. If you’ve already pre-ordered you should have automatically received a download link for the Icing Swirl Hat, which can also be purchased separately for £2 and will be included in all future orders of the collection.
I know that I said the shawl would be next, but being ill made that take longer than expected so I thought this would help fill the gap. The shawl is almost ready for tech editing so it should be out pretty soon now.
An alternating cable cast on is a useful, stretchy cast on for ribbing that’s less fussy to work than a tubular cast on. It’s worked like a regular cable cast on, but instead of casting on each stitch knitwise stitches are alternately cast on knitwise and purlwise.
This tutorial includes both step by step photos and videos so you can use whichever suits you better.
This post was originally in our newsletter last week and since then several subscribers have reached out with incredible kindness to say that they'll miss the club but want to keep supporting us. We appreciate that so much, and, although we obviously need purchases to keep the business going there are lots of other ways that you can support us. I've added a few notes at the end on ways that you can support our business and my design work without spending money. All of them apply to other small yarn businesses, and many of them to small businesses of all kinds.