How to Use the Bobble Stitch to Add Texture to Your Knits: Bobbles are making a comeback — and we couldn't be more thrilled. Their bold, nobby texture adds a bit of fun to traditional knit sweaters and blankets. And really, the sky's the limit when it comes to bobbles. The technique is less a stitch pattern and more an actual stitch, meaning you can work a bobble into a single stitch of your project at any point.
When you think of traditional Irish quilts, the Irish chain is likely the first to come to mind. While it's widely debated whether the art form is even Irish — some believe it was developed in the United States — there's no arguing it's one of the oldest quilt patterns that continues to be popular today. These quilts are beautiful, beginner-friendly and a perfect St. Patrick's Day craft, so go on add one to your to-stitch list, stat.
5 Edges You've Gotta Try: Crocheting a row of single crochet is best before you start an edge pattern so you can work on an even line, especially if you're working a side. I've included a suggested number of stitches these edges can be worked on. If you find your last row has fewer stitches than called for, make an evenly spaced increase row. Luckily, most of these are worked over a small number of stitches, so your increase row shouldn't warp the shape of your fabric.
Enjoy your favorite homegrown vegetables year round with fresh season-extension techniques from master gardener Bill Thorness. Meet your instructor, author and master gardener Bill Thorness, as you whet your appetite for hearty year-round vegetables. Bill introduces you to various regional climates in the U.S., shows you how to use a calendar to extend your harvest, and suggests a variety of cool-weather plants to consider. #cooking #harvest #produce