What could possibly be better than giant red buttons, a twirly skirt and pockets?
My pattern drafting skills (or my ability to add) left something to be desired, but I discovered that my dressform is not just for blocking. Now if I can figure out how to transfer the changes I made back onto the pattern I can make lots more dresses. Oh yeah, first I need to study for my exam on Wednesday – and maybe clear up all the bits of fabric that are on the floor.
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.