Where Pittsburgh Knits, Crochets, and Spins Together


Latest Blog Posts

FO Friday: Emily’s Alize Sweater

Emily came in with her Alize sweater in progress and exclaimed that she LOVES the Berroco Corsica, a cotton and cashmere blend. When I saw her finished sweater on Ravelry, I asked if we could show it for FO Friday, and so courtesy of Emily, please admire her gorgeous knitting!  

WIP Wednesday: Shani’s Ribbed Socks

Do you have a go-to sock pattern? Shani’s is A Nice Ribbed Sock, a free pattern by Glenna C. Shani knits these socks out of Socks that Rock everywhere, including Sandcastle! The colorway she’s using here is Whoop Ding, but to see all of Shani’s Socks that Rock pairings with the Nice Ribbed Sock pattern,…

Waiting for Rain: The Interview

Today we feature a brief interview with Silvia McFadden, aka softsweater. How did you get started knitting? Who taught you? How long have you been knitting? I started learning to knit in 2010 — I was actually working with a group of awesome young people through a project called Youngunz that set kids up with…

Christmas in July: Hats, Hats, Hats!

I love to knit hats and give them as gifts. Every Christmas, I inflict, I mean, give each family member a new hat and a book. In addition, hats require little yarn and little time, so it’s a great way to try out new-to-you pattern designers and yarn. When we decided to build a gift…