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Vickie Howell Demystifies the Herringbone Stitch!

By Jodi Roush 16 days ago 723 Views No comments

Vickie Howell Demystifies the Herringbone Stitch!

Intricate to the eye, but easy to master after watching Vickie’s LIVE Facebook Feed Show.

Knitters love the look of this textured stitch! It has the complexity of a woven fabric and is perfect for accessories or home furnishings, such as pillows and throws.

Vickie walks you through the steps of to make this lovely stitch in the round - and we promise, there is nothing crazy. All you'll need to know is how to knit, purl and slip stitches; but after watching the video, you will be on your way to knitting herringbone cowls and hats!


In this video, Vickie uses two of our Makers' Mercantile® Exclusive Yarns Cashmere Dream, and Luv & Lee!

Cashmere Dream is a customer favorite for both its lightweight luxuriousness and its incredible softness. Available in a single, versatile cream color, this limited edition yarn is nearly sold out, so this may be its last sighting! Order before its gone! *If you love the blue Cashmere Dream Cowl in the video, it was dyed with the Botanical Colors Indigo Dye kit.

Cashmere Dream

The other featured yarn, Luv & Lee, is a 100% extra fine Merino Wool, single ply. This yarn comes in 26 solid and variegated colors! Something for everyone!

Luv & Lee

If you are looking for the perfect one-ball project to try the Herringbone stitch, the Kenzing-Tam(shown in the video in navy blue) is perfect! This pattern uses HiKoo Kenzington, which is incredibly warm, and is the perfect aran weight for knitting quick hats and mittens. This hat pattern (among many others), is in the Skacel Minilog by Skacel which is FREE with your purchase of Kenzington!

Kenzington in Minilog

Add the perfect pom to complete your look - made by LOVaFUR a mother and daughter owned company that hand makes each vegan pom at their factory in Austria.

We also have the perfect circular addi® needles, in stock in every size and length for all your knitting needs!

Our recommendations for the above projects:

Cashmere Dream addi® Turbo Circular Needles 24" US 17

Luv & Lee addi® Rocket Circular Needles 16" size US 11

Kenzington addi® Rocket Circular Needles 16" size US 11

We hope to see you back for another Makers' with Vickie on April 28th at 10:30 PT. Vickie will be sharing how to do Intarsia in Garter Stitch and create an adorable tooth fairy pillow.

Ask Me Monday Tutorial by Vickie Howell - addi Express Kingsize with Free Yarn!

By Jodi Roush 5 months ago 1655 Views 1 comment

Ask Me Monday Tutorial by Vickie Howell - addiQuick Felting Tool and Free Roving!

By Jodi Roush 6 months ago 1381 Views No comments

I just LOVE what she did with the cookie cutters, and I want to go home and try to make some gingerbread men for Christmas! A garland of gingerbread men, christmas trees, and candy-canes! Oooh, maybe I will felt a flower onto the Zumie Gloves from the skacel Minilog! So much potential, and just enough time :)

Thank you for the awesome demo, Vickie! We're excited to be sending out these addiQuicks and seeing what you all come up with with your big bag of free wool!


Ask Me Monday with Vickie Howell - Neko Curved Double Point Needles!

By Jodi Roush 6 months ago 2794 Views No comments

The Neko Curved Double Point Needles (CDPN's) have been flying out the door like crazy since their debut on our site this summer! Here is our good friend Vickie Howell's lovely review and demonstration! Thank you Vickie, for taking the time to go over these neat new needles!