Tutorial – Wraps Per Inch (WPI)

Wraps per inch method for determining yarn weight

I’ve been working on a project using a package of “mill ends” that I picked up over a year ago. For those of you who aren’t familiar, mill end skeins are like remnants. There’s no weight, fiber content, or even brand listed on the package. I’m writing up the pattern for you, but there’s one problem –  I need to tell … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Fierté

Fierté - a free pattern on Stitchesnscraps.com

This Thanksgiving, in the wake of the attacks in Paris and other parts of the world, I am particularly grateful for the safety and comfort that I have. Today, a few of my friends and I are posting patterns in honor of / support for France, and this is mine. This easy, somewhat slouchy, hat pattern features a wide band with a … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Non-stop slippers- Baby sizes

Baby size non-stop slipper

These boxy-toe slippers are worked all in one piece, never needing to break the yarn until you’re finished (unless you want to incorporate more colors). The sole is worked first, with the rest of the slipper built up from there, which makes it easy to add a 2nd sole for extra padding if desired. These slippers can also be a great blank canvas … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Non-stop slippers- Adult sizes

Non-stop slippers - available in 9 sizes!

These boxy-toe slippers are worked all in one piece, never needing to break the yarn until you’re finished (unless you want to incorporate more colors). The sole is worked first, with the rest of the slipper built up from there, which makes it easy to add a 2nd sole for extra padding if desired. These slippers can also be a great blank canvas … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Non-stop slippers- Child sizes

finished slipper with flower embellishment

These boxy-toe slippers are worked all in one piece, never needing to break the yarn until you’re finished (unless you want to incorporate more colors). The sole is worked first, with the rest of the slipper built up from there, which makes it easy to add a 2nd sole for extra padding if desired. These slippers can also be a great blank canvas … Continue reading →

Not quite the same

I just finished making 4 different gauge swatches with 4 different yarns, all of which were labeled as worsted weight. Once again I am amazed at how different yarns can be in weight/size, even when they are labeled the same. The gauge swatches were all 20 stitches wide. The first was made with some stash yarn that I think was either Caron … Continue reading →