Pat Olski

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Coloring in a Fair Isle Tam

How do designers come up with fabulous color combinations? By breaking out the colored pencils!

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Who’s Got the (Best) Button? How to Choose the Right Buttons for Your Knitting Project

Don’t wait until the end! Make this important choice before you cast on for your garment.

How to Wear Lace Every Day

From yarn choice to styling, adding lace to your wardrobe is a matter of knitter’s choice.

What’s in a Gusset?

A funny name for a little triangle of fabric, the thumb gusset is the difference between mittens that fit and uncomfortable hands.

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From Alpaca Pasture to Pullover

What is the path from those irresistibly fluffy alpacas to the tidy skeins of remarkable softness in your yarn basket?