Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Change My Pitch Up...Smock My Stitch Up

(Yes, its a terribly Prodigy pun. I'm deeply sorry, but not sorry enough not to do it.)

I think smocking might be my next detail-thing-that-I'm-really-into. Time will tell ;-) In the meantime, this hat is a great introduction to afterthought smocking, a very simple technique that livens up simple ribbing with just a few passes of the needle. It's made with Madelinetosh Tosh Dk in "Cosmos" which is a simply magical colorway- I could swear it changes from purple to green depending on the light.

You can find Smock My Stitch Up on Ravelry here, or...


  1. Ok, I had to buy this one b/c 1- it's super cute and 2- I've never heard of afterthought smocking and could not imagine how it was done! Simple yet effective, and the tutorial pics are great! I have a feeling I'm going to want to smock everything now.

    1. I have that feeling too! Definitely want to play more with it.

  2. I'm embarrassed to say that I've never heard of afterthought smocking in knitting. Now that I realize what it is, I love the look.

    Also embarrassed to admit? My first concert was Prodigy, in 9th grade.


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