Come Zoom With Us: We’re Honeycombing!

By Kay Gardiner
July 14, 2022

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  • I need a wee bit of help/advice please.
    Started both the cowl and scarf. Able to do both HOWEVER, the knitting piece seems to be too open. I’m usually a semi tight knitter so this is most unusual.
    I am using alpaca yarn from Blue Sky.
    Is this the reason?
    Warmly, Suzanne

    • The brioche stitch makes an open sort of fabric. Many patterns with brioche sections recommend going down a needle size for the brioche. If you want a tighter fabric try going down a needle size.

  • I enjoyed the brioche video and I’m happily knitting the cowl. Looking forward to this new video and expanding my stitch skills!

  • MDK is the best!!! Didn’t make it home in time for the cushiest brooch (drat) but did watch the video several times!!!

  • Is it necessary to sign up for the zoom in order to access the video? I can’t join these during working hours.

    • It’s not necessary to sign up, as we’ll post the Zoom recording and the video to our Vimeo channel. We’ll also post the links in the banner of our homepage (at the top) after the Zoom event.

  • Yay! Just got my field guide!

  • Yippy skippy! I’ve been waiting for this! Doing the dishcloth first to git ‘er down!

  • I want to follow along with the video by making a cotton dishcloth. What weight cotton yarn do I need and what size needles should I have on hand?

    • Our go-to dishcloth yarn is Rowan Handknit Cotton, which is a light worsted weight. I use US 5 needles, but I’m a loose knitter. Basically whatever you’ve got on hand is going to work out just fine for a dishcloth.

  • During the cowl kal, I started the mitts – finished one after a bunch of restarts, but finally got it. Then I began the scarf – and started 2nd mitt – both of which felt more straightforward by this time. The cowl video helped me work out the main glitch I was struggling with on the mitts: where to leave the yarn at the beginning of round, with dpns, no less. After finally getting that right, Nancy’s directions for the scarf were pretty easy to follow. Thanks for these great patterns to learn this new (for me) skill, and I look forward to the next video and can’t wait to continue on my scarf. Only hitch now – I have a broken finger and can’t knit for a while 🙁

  • Is it too late to get the link k for today?