The school supplies are popping up in our local stores, and all of us here at the Love of Knitting and Love of Crochet office have taken that as a cue to put our brains into learning mode! We’ve mentioned the various skills all of us will be learning, and we’ve spent the past couple weeks perusing our recently published patterns to decide which ones will help us learn our new skills. It was tough to choose from so many inspiring projects, but each of us finally saw a design we simply had to try. We invite you to follow along with us on our stitching journeys as we See it. Try it. and (hopefully) Love it!
Jen is excited to try Tunisian entrelac. Our Fall 2014 Issue of Love of Crochet, on sale August 25th, features a super helpful Beginner’s Guide explaining the steps. Jen fell in love with the impressive Autumn Entrelac Shawl in the same issue, and she hopes to make this gorgeous accessory after practicing her Tunisian entrelac skills.
Kathy is the team member who came up with the idea for See it. Try it. Love it! because she has been eager to give knitting a shot. For her first knit project, she chose the fantastic Palisades Scarf from the Fall 2014 Issue of Love of Knitting. The stitch pattern is worked in chunky yarn with simple knit and purl stitches, so it’s a perfect beginner pattern.
Danielle knows the basics of crocheting, but she has never tackled a complete pattern. She has chosen the Charcoal Neckwarmer from our special Crochet More Issue because the small size will make it a quick and easy way to practice. The leaning shell stitches look more difficult than they actually are, giving you a lot of bang for your buck as you learn.
I’ve been fascinated by Tunisian crochet lately and, like Jen, I’m eager to expand my skills. I made a wonky swatch several years ago, but now I’m ready to give it another try and actually complete a project. To ease into Tunisian crochet, I’ve chosen the Ocean Breeze Placemats and Coasters from the Summer 2014 Issue of Love of Crochet. I’m a little nervous about the color changes, but this same issue has an awesome Beginner’s Guide to show me the way!
We hope our adventures in crafting inspire you to find a cool new skill, stitch, or technique and See it. Try it. Love it! along with us! Now that we have chosen our patterns, it’s time for us to gather our materials. We’ll update you on our progress on August 1st, but until then, visit us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us about your own learning experiences!