Here are 10 patterns that make the wait for fall even more unbearable. They are accompanied by Leisure Arts' instructional material that will help you master the technique most prominent in the pattern. Enjoy!
What a gorgeous and unique technique. Leisure Arts' has a book published by Marly Bird I Can't Believe I'm Entrelac Knitting that can teach you, even if you only know the basics of knitting.
|Ravelry: Rosemary Drysdale|
|Ravelry: Sandi Prosser|
|Mary Jane Mucklestone|
You might be avoiding learning this because it looks complicated. Here are a few gorgeous patterns to help you decide. Leisure Arts' I Can't Believe I'm Fair Isle Knitting book makes learning, and personalizing fair isle knitting easy. See Jen's post about I Can't Believe I'm Fair Isle Knitting!
|West Coast Knitter|
|Tumblr: Rosa Loves|
I'm thinking this is a somewhat-new technique because I didn't find as much on it as I did the other techniques. I see it all the time, it's just not tagged as a technique yet. A beautiful technique you can master with I Can't Believe I'm Chain Knitting by Lisa Gentry (designer of our Celebrity Slouchy Beanies patterns).
I am making the Felted Clutch from Take the Fear Out of Cables right now, and it wasn't hard to learn. This technique looks so awesome that it took me awhile to narrow down the pictures I wanted to use for this post. Feel free to browse around Pinterest and see for yourself! If you like the "I Can't Believe I'm..." books, Leisure Arts also has one for cables. Check out I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Cables!.
|Ravelry: Georgie Hallam|
|Ravelry: Cirilia Rose|
Although I usually see lace that's been crocheted, lace knitting has definitely taken over its share of Pinterest. Leisure Arts just put up Beginner's Guide to Lace Knitting on our website! Also, we offer I Can't Believe I'm Lace Knitting. Before writing this blog post I did not realize how many "I Can't Believe I'm..." books we have. Leisure Arts wants you to be as impressed with your work as we are!
|Ravelry: Jenny Johnson Johnen|
|Craftsy: Rita Maassen|
My favorite part of cold weather. They are so cute and soft. I am already planning on picking up this skill before the temperature drops. You can, too, with our I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Mittens book! Leisure Arts also has a wonderful Texting Mitts (fingerless mitts) book, but this year I want mittens. Who's with me?
|We Heart It|
|Ravelry: Vivian Aubrey|
There nothing like a chunky cowl in the cold weather. It's my secret to staying warm. Last year I had a crochet cowl. This year I'm knitting the Tempting Texture cowl (in the round) from Knit Cowls by Lisa Gentry. I'm guessing many of you know how to knit in the round, but for those of you who are avoiding it, have no fear! The book Beginner's Guide to Knitting in the Round was recently put up on the website. Jen interviewed the designer Kristin Omdahl!
Thanks for reading! I hope you were inspired to learn something new.