• Designs,  Knitting

    Tiller Hat

    I recently designed and knit a hat as a gift for someone special to me. This 1×1 rib stitch was knit using Fisherman’s Rib, which uses a technique of knitting every other stitch through the round below in order to make the ribs more pronounced. The yarn is a superwash Merino wool in DK weight. I am considering this project a prototype because there are a couple of things I would change. I have a plan for how to better stagger the crown shaping, and I would like to use a different stitch for the decreases. I will probably also use a larger yarn next time, as the DK weight…

  • Designs,  Knitting

    Internship Designs

    2017 was quite an eventful year for me! Last February I embarked on a 6 month trip to Peru, where I interned for a non-profit organization that works with indigenous artisans to help generate more income from their textile crafts. The artisan women are talented weavers, knitters, and crocheters, and they regularly produce their own designs to sell to the local tourist market. The non-profit organization, by designing a collection of fashion products that appeals to modern tastes and trends, seeks to help the women connect to markets beyond the local tourists. The products that the organization designs are skillfully crafted by the indigenous women and then sold on the non-profit’s…

  • Blog

    New Year, New Blog!

    Welcome to my new craft blog! My name is Suzanne, and I’m mainly a knitter and seamstress, although I crochet, tat, and do a few other textile crafts as well. Here I will share about my projects and try to share useful resources as well. I’ve been crocheting since I was a child, and I learned to knit as a teenager. Around age 18 I learned to sew and tat. I worked as a seamstress in bridal alterations for a few years, which taught me an immense amount about sewing and fitting garments, and it gave me a dose of confidence. I also studied fashion at university, and I am…