Swatching :: Hermosa Fiber Company - Hermosa Worsted

Earlier this month, I bought this extremely gorgeous batch of Hermosa Fiber Company's Hermosa Worsted in Sterling:

Isn't it amazing? I was on the hunt for the perfect gray, and fell head over heels in love with this colorway after seeing the dyer's Julissa in the same yarn.

The stitch definition is incredible, and the fabric is very soft and squishy. I'm so excited to get started on this design project! :)


My Very First YouTube Video :: Figure 8 Cast On

I'm very excited to share my very first YouTube Video Tutorial with you!

This video is about the Figure 8 Cast On, which is usually used for toe up socks. I used it as a provisional cast on of sorts for my two recently published sweater patterns, Ardelise & Chantalle. Check out the video below:

Both patterns mentioned above include a photographic tutorial of the technique as well, but I thought a video might be helpful to more hands-on visual learners. I am a 99.9% self taught knitter - with the exception of the long-tail cast on and the knit stitch! :) - and personally understand the value of instructional videos for anyone teaching themselves to knit or adding to their personal skill set, so I hope and plan to make YouTube video tutorials a regular part of my presence in the knitting community. I hope you like the video! :)