Exclusive Excerpt: 'The Knit Vibe' by Vickie Howell

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By TNNA Blog posted 11-14-2019 17:07


Exclusive Excerpt: The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell

Exclusive Excerpt: 'The Knit Vibe' by Vickie Howell

By: TNNA Editor

Dubbed "A Knitter’s Guide to Creativity, Community, and Well-being for the Mind, Body & Soul," this new book from member Vickie Howell poses the question: What if we look at our lives through the lens of the conduit that streams our creativity? We are thrilled to offer an excerpt from The Knit Vibe below. Plus, continue reading for a special TNNA members-only giveaway!


The Knit Vibe - Vickie Howell | Exerpt: Go-to Chunky Cowl


  • 1 hank Malabrigo Rasta (100% hand-dyed merino wool; 90 yd/150 g): Frank Ochre
  • Size U.S. 13/9 mm, 24" circular needle
  • Stitch marker
SIZE: One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 25" (64 cm) circumference x 10½" (27 cm) tall

GAUGE: 11 sts x 8 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Spiral Rib

  • CO 57 sts; join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
  • Rnd 1: *P2, sl 1; rep from * around.
  • Rnds 2: *P2, k1; rep from * around.
  • Rnds 3–6: Rep Rnds 1–2.
  • Rnd 7: Sl 1, *p2, sl 1; rep from * around, end p2.
  • Rnd 8: K1, *p2, k1; rep from * around, end p2.
  • Rnds 9–12: Rep Rnds 7–8
  • Rnd 13: P1, *sl 1, p2, rep from * around, end sl 1, p1.
  • Rnd 14: P1, *k1, p2; rep from * around, end k1, p1.
  • Rnds 15–18: Rep Rnds 13–14.
  • Repeat Rnds 1–18 once more.
  • Repeat Rnds 1–6 once more.
  • BO in patt st.
  • Finishing: Weave in ends.

Win a Copy of The Knit Vibe

To play up how knitting can be used for well-being, use the comments section to answer the question: What is one self-care task you do for yourself every. single. day.? One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, November 22. Comments must be captured by 11:59 p.m. CST on Thursday, November 21.

The Knit Vibe Excerpt - Pinterest




11-16-2019 10:53

Honestly the thing I do every day is sit down with my hubby and watch something (Netflix) and knit or crochet. It seems kinda mundane but just being in the same space and with no expectations except to veg out is important to us. It doesn't matter what things around the house didn't get done, we need to just stop and chill.

11-16-2019 09:10

I walk every day for 40 to 55 minutes.  Sometimes it's hard to fit in or get motivated for, but my mood suffers quite obviously when I deny myself fresh air and movement.  And I used to listen to podcasts or audio books or inspirational messages as I walked, but recently I've been going headphone-free and using the time to think, plan, and allow my mind to go where it wants or needs to.

11-16-2019 08:25

Unwinding from the daily tasks with my knitting and asking questions looking for more possibilities.

11-15-2019 19:17

Movement and Meditation....leads me to my creative side!

11-15-2019 13:30

I do something creative every day.

11-15-2019 11:55

Wow! What a beautiful cowl, one self care activity I practice everyday is a few minutes for daydreaming, allowing myself to just sit and think- letting the creativity flow without any restrictions or goals.