Category Archives: Laurie Gonyea

Learn How to Knit the Fabulous Whelk Stitch and Join the Stitch Sampler Slipper Knitalong!

In my last post, I showed you how to work the Quilted Cross Stitch, which is one of the three stitch patterns you can choose from to make the Stitch Sampler Slippers, featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Creative … Continue reading


Learn How to Knit The Quilted Cross Stitch

In this post, you had a chance to check out my tutorial for the Fractured Lattice Stitch, one of the three stitch patterns you can choose from to make the Stitch Sampler Slippers, featured in the Summer issue of Creative Knitting. … Continue reading

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Families of Wounded Warriors Turn to Knitting for Comfort & Hope

By Laurie Gonyea As knitters, most of us know the warmth and support a knitting group can bring.  Some of us use our groups as therapy, while for others it is merely a social encounter.  Either way, needles and yarn … Continue reading


The Tale of a Yarn That’s Good For You!

By Laurie GonyeaHave you ever wondered why the goblets that ancient kings and queens drank from, or the crowns that they wore, were mostly made from precious metals like silver, gold or copper? I always thought it was because they … Continue reading


Oya, The Ancient Art of Needle Lace

The Language of Oya By Laurie Gonyea I have to admit, when Kara asked me to write a guest post about Turkish Oya lace, I was little concerned. Being married to a journalist, he always says, “write what you know,” and that, therein, … Continue reading