I designed this dishcloth using one of my favorite crochet stitches. It is named after Virginia’s state tree and flower: The American Dogwood. Dishcloths make excellent market items, but I especially love to give them as gifts for Christmas, Mother’s Day, birthdays, etc. We use them in our own home all the time as well. I hope you love and enjoy making this pretty little dishcloth!Read more
Dream scenario: you’ve just gotten the message that you’ve been selected to be a pattern tester for your favorite designer. Congrats! You should be excited and feel honored. Each pattern is a designers “baby” and it takes a lot of trust and vulnerability to put it into the hands of another person before it’s absolutely perfect. You are a huge part of the process, and should not take it lightly. Because of that, you should also feel appreciated. So from myself and every knit and crochet designer, THANK YOU!Read more
About three years ago I noticed my knitting didn’t look quite the same as a lot of pictures I was seeing of other knitter’s projects. I kept knitting but was super frustrated and never 100% pleased with my work because I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. Finally, through lots of playing around, I realized I was simply wrapping my yarn the wrong way, resulting in a twisted stitch.
If you’re new to knitting or you are feeling the same way I was, I’m here to help! This is a common mistake among new knitters who maybe watched a video showing them the wrong way (like me), knitters who just switched over from crochet, or continental knitters. Continental knitting is when you hold the yarn in your left hand, and sometimes this can make it difficult to know which way you’re supposed to wrap the yarn.Read more