I taught myself garter stitch during a lonely fall break at college, fumbling over the illustrations in a teach-yourself book. After a friend saw what I was up to and taught me to purl, I was off. I soon found myself spending long, dreamy afternoons poring over the stitch dictionary in the back of Vogue Knitting. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know.
I’m fascinated by natural forms, from the tricky spiral patterns of flowers, pinecones and galaxies to the life-forms that walk, wriggle and swim around us. It never ceases to amaze me how string, two sticks, and two simple stitches can be combined in such an astonishing number of ways.
Molting Yeti knitting patterns are the creation of obsessed knitter, teacher, and fiber artist Daniel Yuhas. You find Daniel’s super fun knitting designs at www.moltingyeti.com, and a whole menagerie of super cute hand-knit stuffed animals at www.knitsybitsy.com.