Dana A

map-pin New Zealand

My primary craft interests are knitting, crochet, and crazy quilting, although I have dabbled in pretty much everything. I adore freeform crochet and knitting (the yarn world’s answer to crazy quilting), and crocheting afghans.
Although I have been crocheting most of my adult life, knitting is something I didn’t pick up until much later, and I am self-taught. I do a lot of Craftsy classes, as they are great for improving and expanding my knitting skills.
My favorite fiber is merino wool , but I also love those ones that are hard to get here in New Zealand and are generally out my price range (of course!): silk, cashmere, mohair, and angora.
I love working with fingering and lace weight yarns, and detest anything over a worsted weight.

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  • Knitting23 Skills

    Knitting: 5 to 10 years

    23 Skills

    • Cast on & bind off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Knitting in the round
    • Three needle cast off
    • Ribbed
    • Garter
    • Stocking
    • Picking up stitches
    • Lace Work
    • Turn a heel
    • I-cord
    • Kitchener
    • Cables
    • Short rows
    • Slipped stitches
    • Stranded knitting
    • Intarsia
    • Double knitting
    • Tubular cast on/off
    • Modular knitting
    • Moebius
    • Provisional cast on
  • Crochet18 Skills

    Crochet: Over 20 years

    18 Skills

    • Chain
    • Slip stitch
    • Single crochet
    • Double crochet
    • Afghan Stitch
    • Increase & decrease
    • Surface crochet
    • Half double crochet
    • Bullion/Roll stitch
    • Magic Ring
    • Colorwork
    • Front/Back post stitch
    • Double treble crochet
    • Lace Crochet
    • Treble crochet
    • Working in the round
    • Filet crochet
    • Freeform
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