Articles by Ellen

Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.

Art Nouveau, Gustav Klimt, and Brioche Knitting

Published: Thursday 27 August, 2020

Brioche Knitting: Useful Links

Brioche knitting is reversible which is really nice -- great for shawls and wraps, wonderful for scarves.  Often the two sides mirror each other though not always; the colors are always reversed though.  Having no right-side or wrong-side and a choice of predominant color depending on mood and clothing is a major plus. 
Topic: Tutorials

Published: Thursday 09 April, 2020

Beaded Knitting: Useful Links

Here are some inks that I refer to often about knitting with beads.
Topic: Tutorials

Published: Monday 30 March, 2020

Tip and Tricks: Add Beads To Your Knitting With Pre-Threading

There are many ways to add beads to knitwear. I'd like to explore these a bit with you starting with Pre-Threading as an option.
Topic: Tutorials

Published: Friday 06 March, 2020

Tips and Tricks: Bead Soup Bracelets

What to do? Then you start to knit the bead soup or bead stew bracelet and discover to your dismay that somehow colors or shapes or sizes are lining up in a very un-random fashion.
Topic: Tutorials

Published: Saturday 29 February, 2020

Custom Bracelets

Robin wanted to get our Whale Road bracelet but preferred a silver tone clasp. While that would have been an easy substitution, I decided that the bead mix needed to be slightly altered in order to lessen the gold-based beads and add more cool silver-based ones.

Published: Wednesday 08 May, 2019

The Unique Sheep - Fingering Weight Yarns

The Unique Sheep carries a number of fingering weight yarns and there are a few additional ones which are Earth Faire exclusives.

Published: Wednesday 06 February, 2019

Kieran Foley

I am truly enamored with Kieran Foley's  designs.  His use of color is awesome and I  particularly love his work with stacked  centers quadruple decreases. 

Published: Thursday 30 August, 2018

What I'm Knitting: Ute Nawratil

One of my favorite designers is Ute Nawratil. She has been knitting designs that combine two of my current favorites: double knitting and brioche.

Published: Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Middle Son Hat

A hat for my second youngest. :)

Published: Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Hunters Hat

I made a hat for my youngest.

Published: Monday 07 August, 2017

2016 Sheep and Wool Festival

Some photos from this year's festival.

Published: Monday 17 October, 2016

Gradiance Colorways Exclusive to EarthFaire

This web page is presented to tell you about our special colorways that we have developed with the fantastic help of the dyers of The Unique Sheep.

Published: Friday 02 September, 2016

Beaded Knitting: Using A Crochet Hook

This is a great beaded knitting technique for adding beads as you go along. (à la minute, as the French would say). This technique doesn’t require planning ahead, but since the fiber will now pass doubled through each bead you’re slightly limited in the beads and yarn weights you can use.
Topic: Tutorials

Published: Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Beaded Knitting: Pre-Stringing

This is a tutorial to show you beaded knitting using the pre-stringing method. There are two essential techniques to beaded knitting. You can either pre-string the beads, or you can use a small hook to add beads to your project as you go along.
Topic: Tutorials

Published: Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Bead Speak

Terms you might be curious about.
Topic: Beads

Published: Monday 15 February, 2016

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