Posts by Lisa Gutierrez

Lisa is the blogger behind craft blog Goodknits. She resides in Houston where her two young sons drive her passion for DIY. A double threat in knitting and crochet, she can often be found with yarn and various hooks & needles in her purse. After all, a skein of yarn is a great cushion for her beloved camera.

Make an Everlasting Rose: A Crochet Tutorial

Crochet Roses Tutorial Spring is in full swing, so let's crochet a flower! A rose, to be exact. Follow along with this photo tutorial to learn the steps for creating your own little garden of everlasting roses. Read more »

Where to Find Inspiration for Your Knitting Designs

notebook for knitting ideas When it comes to creating new knitting patterns, one can find inspiration from a variety of sources. The world is vast and beautiful and you can find a plethora of inspiration for your knitting designs by simply looking around. Inspiration is everywhere! Maybe we can help you see the beauty in the mundane a little more easily. Read more »

6 Knit Pillow Patterns Sure to Please

06-Fairislepillow_1 Don't you wish you could cover your house in yarn? Are your loved ones holding you back from making a house cozy? If so, start small with a pillow, or two or SIX. They won't notice the increase in yarn around your house, they'll just see the beautiful pillows. Jump-start your creativity with six of the best knit pillow patterns around. Read more »

Decorative Edges You Should Know: The Picot Hem

knit picot hem If you are looking for a simple decorative edge to add to projects, look no further than the picot hem. This tutorial is for a folded hem that will add a lovely scalloped edge to your work. The folded hem means it's twice as thick, so you can count on it to be very warm! Read more »

7 Splendid Spring Shawls

Garter Stitch Shawl

Don't be sad winter is almost over! Use these last few weeks of the season to knit yourself something beautiful. Here are seven splendid spring shawls! (Say that three times fast!)

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Knit With Feeling! 7 Beautifully Textured Patterns

One of the best reasons to knit your own clothes or accessories is texture! You can certainly play around with knitting texture by choosing different yarns, but if you want to take full advantage of your skills, why not play with the stitch pattern? The best part is a lot of textured patterns simply utilize basic knit and purl pattern repeats. Texture in knitting is a great subject to explore, even for beginners.

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Bobble Like It’s Hot: How to Knit a Bobble Stitch

Knitted Bobbles

"Bobble" is not only a fun word to say, it is a fun technique to add 3-dimensional texture to your project. You can add bobbles to pretty much any item. The technique is less a stitch pattern and more an actual stitch. That is to say, you do the entire bobble "procedure" at a single point in your knitting. Does that sound complicated? I assure you, it is not!

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