First things first!
We announce with joy the arrival of the print edition of Boost Your Knitting: Another Year of Techniques.
This is a big day—we’ve been featuring Jen Arnall-Culliford’s terrific video tutorials for months. (See below for links.) Now, all 12 patterns and techniques are available in a single print edition to accompany these instructional videos.
The patterns are all designed to help you get the hang of some of knitting’s most fascinating techniques.
The designers are a who’s who of clever knitwear design: Nancy Marchant, Joji Locatelli, Sarah Hatton, Thea Colman, Julia Farwell-Clay, Felicity (Felix) Ford, Carol Feller, Tori Seierstad, Anna Maltz, Wendy D. Johnson, and Ella Austin. And Jen herself.
The book’s step-by-step photo tutorials allow you to take your time as you learn. We are big fans of this format for learning. It’s clean, simple, and elegant.
See all the techniques and patterns—and order your very own copy—right here.
This Month’s Tutorials
Jen takes on one of the most fundamental techniques every knitter needs: how to work in the ends as you’re doing colorwork.
Technique No. 1: Knitting in Ends. The video up top takes us through a method for working in a second color while finishing the first. Finish a colorwork project without a tapestry needle: priceless!
Technique No. 2: Splicing Ends. This is the one with the straight pin. I’ve been working Fair Isle for many years, spit-splicing my heart out, never knowing this method existed. A must!
Marangoni Hat by Tori Seierstad
This is a stunner—a stranded design where the color changes are really smart—a combination of modern and traditional that really makes me want to cast on.
How to Get in on Boost Your Knitting
Jen and Jim Arnall-Culliford have developed a way of learning new knitting skills that combines great designers, useful techniques, and beautiful yarns.
What’s really fun is that you can order up the yarns for the three autumn patterns featured in Boost Your Knitting, including the beautiful Shetland wool used in the photos above. Read all about that yarn party here.
And the conversation in the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear group on Ravelry is never ending and full of help.