Can I use double pointed needles to knit in the round instead of the Magic Loop Method?

Absolutely!  If you're more comfortable knitting in the round on double pointed needles, go for it.   If you've never used the Magic Loop Method, give it a try.  You might get hooked :)

 

Where can I buy your patterns?

Pattern Recogknition designs are available as instant downloads through Etsy and Ravelry.

Check it out:

http://patternrecogknition.etsy.com

ravelry: Pattern Recogknition

What yarn do you use?

I use all kind of yarn but my preference is to knit with wool.  I love the way it feels and the hairy results.  I especially love Softspun wool.  Because it is loosely spun, it makes for a great finish with stuffed animals.  I also look for locally sourced yarn.  In Alberta there are some beautiful yarns available from local producers, spinners and dyers.  I encourage you to look for local sources aswell.  You can really use anything you like though.  Just be sure you use a needle size smaller than recommended for your chosen yarn weight so you don't end up with lots of holes where the suffing shows through.

What kind of stuffing do you use?

I'm not committed to any particular type of stuffing. Often I buy pillows from the AsIs section of IKEA and take them apart.  Pillow stuffing is usually hypoallergenic.  I also keep an eye out for whatever is on sale at local craft stores.  

Can I sell the finished product?

Yes!  If you're happy with the end results and you think you can make something selling them, go for it!  I just ask that you please give me a shout out as pattern designer.

What about gauge?

Gauge is not important.  Finished size will depend on your chosen yarn. Creativity is encouraged... chunky weight, fingering weight, natural fibers, synthetics ... anything goes.  Just be sure you use a needle size smaller than recommended for your chosen yarn weight so you don't end up with lots of holes where the suffing shows through. 

Are all of your patterns worked in the round or can any be knit flat?

Though some steps are knit flat, all patterns use knitting in the round.  I am working on patterns that will be knit completely flat for those who prefer not to knit in the round.  But, if you have never knit in the round, give yourself a challenge and try it ... it's easier than you think. 

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