• Knitting Tutorial

    How to Make Your Own Knitting Chart Online for Free

    How to Make Your Own Knitting Chart Online for Free Now that I am making my own knitting patterns, I have found a few great online tools to help me make the charts and I wanted to share them with you all. Option 1: Excel spreadsheets/Google Sheets One way to make a knitting chart is to use Excel! This is a great option….if you already have Microsoft Office. I was lucky enough to get mine through school, otherwise it costs $150 for Office Home. So in my mind, this is an option “for free”. However if you do not have Excel, you can use Google Sheets for free! Keep in…

  • Hat,  Knitting Pattern

    The D.Va Hat

    Introducing… The D.Va Hat! My husband and I enjoy playing video games together to relax. One of my favorites at the moment is Overwatch. In the game, you pick from 25 different heroes each with their own set of abilities and skills. You have a team of 6 versus 6 and you work together to achieve a goal. I am oversimplifying it, but it is super fun and worth checking out. One of my favorite characters to play as is D.Va. She is a teenage professional video game player who rides around in a mech suit that shoots lasers and shields her team from damage. She is also just super…

  • Knitting Pattern,  Scarf/Cowl

    The Green Arrow Cowl

      The Green Arrow Cowl is a two-toned cowl knit in the round with fair-isle technique. The pattern was inspired by pine needles, and turned into a super cool reverse arrow design. It took several attempts to figure out the best way to create the cowl. The first try was made back and forth, rather than in the round and I discovered that purling in fair isle is the worst thing ever. I am an English style knitter (meaning I hold my working yarn in my right hand) and found that purling with my left hand was going to take an eternity. I mastered knitting with my left hand so…