Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jogless stripes redux, coming May 5, 2009

update, February 2011: The article previewed below is now serialized in TECHknitting blog, beginning here
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TECHknitting hits print!

Among the wonderful articles and patterns in the upcoming Summer 2009 issue of INTERWEAVE KNITS, there will be an article by TECHknitter (that's me!) on the subject of Jogless stripes.

Parts of the information covered has been seen before, but in a different format and with different illustrations (click here). In the magazine, this information is re-presented with all-new illustrations. Not previously covered on TECHknitting blog and new to the magazine is instruction on jogless barber-pole (aka helix) stripes, with a neat trick for making this kind of stripes easier (much easier!) as well as a trick for making the elusive single-row jogless stripe. Pick up a copy and see for yourself--on sale May 5th, or by subscription (click here).

I'm excited about this debut, and hope you will like TECHknitting in this new medium (print!)


Anonymous Knitterliness said...

When, oh when! are you going to write a book!? I find your examples and especially the illustrations, to be the best at explaining almost everything. Your site is the first I go to for instructional information. I would be your very first pre-order! Did you know that you can self-publish thru Amazon? Please do!

April 19, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Peglett said...

You are a knitting superstar. It will be great to see your fabulous work in print. Congrats!

April 19, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger nopinkhere said...

I'm excited--having just done a project where I tried to do single-row jogless stripes. I can wait to get my issue in the mail!

April 19, 2009 at 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Pascale said...

Great news! Interweave really needs a higher quality of graphic illustration for knitting techniques.
I shall look forward to reading your article!

April 19, 2009 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...


April 19, 2009 at 2:46 PM  
Anonymous juniperjune said...

congrats! i don't think i've identified myself here yet, but i've been reading with interest for awhile & planned to use your jogless stripe technique for a hat i plan to make soon. but maybe i'll wait for the magazine-- single-row jogless stripes would be great to incorporate into the design!

April 19, 2009 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger colleen said...

Yeah! I could use all the help I can get!

April 19, 2009 at 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have helped me countless times - grats!

April 19, 2009 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Emmelyn said...

Congratulations! I refer to your site often when I'm trying to figure out how to make my knitting better! Thanks for all you do!

April 19, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Virtuous said...

Congrats!! I would have never known that was you unless you didn't mention it! :o)

April 19, 2009 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...


April 19, 2009 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous PaulPurl said...

How exciting for you to cross media! Congratulations! (Oh, and to the publishers of InterWeave Knits, I'm going out to buy a copy for this article.)

April 19, 2009 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I don't know why you don't have a regular column in there, actually. It's sorely needed, and you'd be perfect for it.

April 19, 2009 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I look forward to reading it!

April 20, 2009 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Congratulations! That's just the sort of article the knitting magazines need more of! I seldom buy the magazines because I don't knit sweaters - but I love tech articles like yours>

April 20, 2009 at 5:14 AM  
Blogger Mary :) said...

Does it include info on jogless stripes in the round when switching from knit to purl and back again, rather than all just in Knit?

April 20, 2009 at 5:57 AM  
Blogger Cin said...


April 20, 2009 at 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the move to print! I hope that the next step is a book of your own. That'd be swell, so I wouldn't have to wade through back issues of Interweave to get useful information such as you've been putting on this here website all these years.

Keep up the beautiful, lucid, thorough technique info!

April 20, 2009 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger OmMama & KraftyKatina said...

Yea! Congrats. I'm sadly a "jogful" knitter. I CAN'T WAIT for this issue! Glad to see you in the 'zine.

April 21, 2009 at 2:21 AM  
Blogger AliceBknitN said...

Sign me up for a pre-order of your book.
I'm a HUGE fan of your work.

April 21, 2009 at 8:11 AM  
Anonymous fey said...

CONGRATS! I can't wait!

April 21, 2009 at 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to you!


April 21, 2009 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Laura Sue said...

10 different kinds of awesome!

April 22, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Angela said...


April 22, 2009 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Marjorie said...

I can hardly wait to see it. I'm not really that good at this technique, and since I don't knit in front of my computer, print is convenient for me to use.

April 22, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger alice c said...

Congratulations! Not a moment too soon - your wonderful diagrams and clear instructions deserve to be shared with the widest possible readership.

April 22, 2009 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger SadieKate said...

The only reason I really look at Interweave Knits is the Beyond the Basics section which I think has been discontinued? Anyway, technical info like this is the driving factor for buying a magazine.

Please publish a book! Or a subscription service to get a printable version of each blog entry that I can put in my tech info binder. I'd pay for that.

April 22, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Judi P said...

You're officially "mainstream" now! I too would happily pre-order any book you might choose to publish. Shall we bombard Interweave with fan mail?

April 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger lulu said...

yay, congrats! but are they really using your blog name instead of your real name?

April 23, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

Congratulations! I have to admit I was a little underwhelmed when I looked at the pattern preview for the upcoming Interweave issue, but am super-excited about your article.

April 24, 2009 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger C said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!! I'm definitely gonna go out and buy that issue!

April 24, 2009 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger smallsmallfaery said...

I was flipping through my copy of Knits and when I got to your article, I thought "this looks like something by TechKnitter." And lo and behold! I always go to you when I need to figure something out find your illustrations especially helpful. Congratulations on your article!

April 26, 2009 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Evelyn said...

I love this article and this issue. It doesn't really matter to me if I will actually knit any of the patterns.

The barber pole concept is intriguing. Do you have any pictures of an actual hat or something done in this manner?

April 26, 2009 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Thank you so very much for the jog-free tips. I used them yesterday on a felted bag and it looks soooooooooooo much nicer than my previous attempts. I've made a lot of bags/hats in the past and this will definitely improve my results from now on. You are the best!!

April 26, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Kathy Put said...

Agreeing with everyone else that you need to publish a book! I would love to have your techniques in a conveniently sized book that could ride in the bottom of my knitting bag for all those moments when I need to make a jogless stripe, or a better increase, or a more suitable buttonhole.

April 28, 2009 at 9:57 AM  
Anonymous =Tamar said...

I got the magazine today! Yay!

April 29, 2009 at 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go! You are great resource!

April 29, 2009 at 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Deborah (aka Mt. Mom) said...

Congratulations, TECHknitter!

I use (and enjoy!) "barber-pole/helix" striping in my 3-Color Spiral Cap pattern, but I leave all the yarn-changes stacked in one spot -- just always take up the bottom strand when I get there and take care not to pull the strand too tight. I do stagger the beginnings and endings, though. I originally got the idea of spiralling single-round stripes from a Meg Swansen video -- probably the Dubbelmossa tape which has lots of color-work tips/tricks; or else the Knitting Glossary (a great DVD, btw).

May 3, 2009 at 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

congrats! well-deserved

May 4, 2009 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Congratulations! I was so pleased to open my Interweave knits and find your excellent article in there? can we expect more? Yes?

May 5, 2009 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Thumperdd said...

Hi! Just wanted you to know that I've given you a Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us! Hop over when you have a moment -


May 5, 2009 at 6:49 PM  
Anonymous life coach said...

I look forward to reading it!

May 5, 2009 at 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Carla M said...

Good for you Techknitter! :-)

Carla M (we met at SnB Utrecht last year)

May 7, 2009 at 1:30 AM  
Anonymous Estellika said...

That's awesome. When they send me surveys asking what I want to read about in issues I always say technical info and reference your blog. Congratulations and thank you for sharing it all.

May 12, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Anonymous =Tamar said...

I rarely buy a knitting magazine (hiding my stack of them) but I got that one just for your article. The funny thing is, jogs don't bother me.

May 13, 2009 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous gravity_tester said...

I saw the article this afternoon, and forgot that you had mentioned it. Cool!

May 14, 2009 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger ann I am said...

That's exciting. I can't wait to see. Although, I can't quite claim that much fame--check out the May photo on the calendar--it's mine!


May 19, 2009 at 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Beatriz said...

Good for you. Congratulations!

May 27, 2009 at 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Chantal said...

Dear TECHKnitter,

As many other said: Please publish a book!!!
Or as SadieKate said: a subscription service to get a printable version of each blog entry.
I actually printed almost all your blog entries to be sure to keep them for the future. But I would really prefer a nicer printed version.
I subsribes to IK and enjoyed your article so much !!!!

A bientôt,
Chantal (aka stamm92)

May 27, 2009 at 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Knitterotica said...

That is so COOL! It must be so exciting to see your name in print.

June 12, 2009 at 11:27 PM  
Anonymous Zoey said...

Congratulations! I have to second (or third!) the request for a book! Thanks for all the great info!

June 23, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
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June 25, 2009 at 11:44 AM  

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