Sometimes you want a little pretty at the end of a project, and the picot bind-off is just the ticket. It makes a lovely edging as you cast off, perfect for baby items or anything, really.
There are a few decorative bind-offs worth knowing, and Kelley demonstrated two of them, the picot bind-off and the Channel Island bind-off, on this week's Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live.
I've used the picot bind-off many times when knitting scarves, shawls, and baby items. It was used as an edging on a baby blanket I knit, and it really turned up the cuteness volume! So darling.
Kelley used the picot bind-off on Andrea Mowry's Golden Hour shawl, and it worked out beautifully.
I love the option of the Channel Island bind-off as a decorative edge. It's lower profile than the picot bind-off, but decorative in its own way.
Kelley used the Channel Island bind-off in her new free leg warmers and boot cuffs pattern, which she introduced this week on Technique Tuesday.
Bravo is the yarn Kelley used for this project. It's so perfect for leg warmers and boot cuffs; warm and soft!
What's your favorite decorative bind-off?
Handknit gloves are so special, and Kelley has whipped up a great free pattern for an easy pair, knit from our exclusive Bravo yarn. These gloves are soft and luxurious but also very practical. Alpaca is warm and light, so these gloves will be light as air.One of the challenges of knitting gloves is avoiding the holes that inevitably appear between the fingers, usually because enough stitches weren't picked up or they were picked up too loosely. Kelley has solved that problem!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.
Have you heard of Izzy Dolls? They're darling little toys that are included in aid packages, and are sometimes a child's first toy. Designer Esther Braithwaite has developed many patterns for Izzy Dolls, sometimes called Comfort Dolls, and they're available free in her Ravelry store.
Kelley fell in love with them and decided to feature Izzy Dolls on her weekly Facebook Live broadcast, Technique Tuesday.