Stitches West

I had a wonderful time at Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA from February 17-20. Thousands of knitters attended classes, fashion shows and shopped the marketplace. I was busy teaching mini classes in the Skacel booth located in the marketplace. I had standing room only classes teaching Judy’s Magic Cast On, Magic Loop and Lifelines. It was great to meet fellow knitaholics and introduce them to my website. I will be at Stitches South in April so look for me there if you are in Atlanta!


A lifeline is a piece of waste yarn inserted through a row of knitting. This waste yarn acts as a safety net allowing you to unravel your knitting back to this point without the fear of losing all of your work. When working a complicated design, insert a lifeline after a successful row and you can always return to this point should your knitting go awry later. This video demonstrates how to utilize a lifeline and three options for inserting them into your knitting. Take the fear out of your knitting!