***UPDATE: Pee-wee himself has posted about this project on his official Log!!!! *** In summer 2014 I had the silly idea to try and knit my own model version of Pee-wee’s Playhouse. A lot of people have asked me “Why are you doing this?” Honestly, I don’t know. I just liked the show a lot when I was little and really enjoy… Read more →
I did a series of how-to knit videos with The Australian Women’s Weekly Books and here is my video tutorial for Fair Isle/Intarsia/strand knitting.
Strand knitting, Intarsia or Fair Isle knitting, is a technique that allows you to switch between two or more colours in the same row to create patterns in your knitted work. It may seem complex but with a bit of practice you’ll be knitting words and pictures in no time!
Once you really master this technique you can try out my Free David Bowie knitting pattern grid!
A couple of years ago I made a simple purple cardie with that iconic picture of David Bowie’s “Aladdin Sane” cover (many also refer to as Ziggy Stardust Bowie). I drew the grid freehand and wanted to go for a slightly pixelated look while also trying to limit the amount of colours needed to make the work easier to manage. I hand knit the… Read more →