Chris Hammond


Chris Hammond's background is a bit different than you'd expect, with degrees in Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. She's been a meteorologist, a high school math and science teacher and, most recently, a professional knitter. But above all else, she is a passionate crafter, dabbling in a little bit of everything. Basically, if it can be crafted, and she needs to procrastinate something much more important, she can do it.

Projects by Chris Hammond

Ready, Set, Stitch: Double Seed Stitch

To begin, cast on an even number of stitches in multiples of 4.

Double Seed Stitch Pattern (DSS)

Rows 1-2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rows 3-4: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1-4 for pattern.

To begin the row, knit 1 stitch.  Purl the next stitch.

Repeat these two stitches across the row.  At the

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Give Them the Slip

Once you have mastered the art of the basic knit and purl stitches, you are ready to venture out into the world of stitches that can be used to create texture in your knitted piece.

The slip stitch is often your next stop on your creative knitting adventure.  The slip stitch is a basic stitch that

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How to Block Cotton Using Your Iron

You’ve finally finished knitting up that beautiful cotton garment and now the directions say to “block to measurements”  – and that’s it!  No more information on how or where.  If you are a new knitter, this can be quite frustrating.  Don’t fret – I’m here to help you through this.

First, you may be asking why

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Ready, Set, Stitch: Crocodile Stitch Tutorial

One of the most popular stitches in the crochet world is the Crocodile Stitch.  The fun scale-like texture adds so much interest to any piece you’re working up, and until recently there hasn’t been a suitable alternative to this in the knitting world.

The knit crocodile stitch is surprisingly easy to work.  A few simple stitches

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Pattern Spotlight: Traveling Vines Socks

Knit sock patterns come in all shapes and sizes. The Traveling Vines Socks featured in the October 2015 issue of I Like Knitting are not only a bold fall statement, they are fun to knit, and from looking at the vines that snake up the top of the foot onto the cuff, you can see

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Shades of Autumn: Knits Reminiscent of the Season

There’s no doubt about it, fall is in the air. We are waking up to crisp mornings, soft breezes and the glorious color show of the leaves changing: bright reds, vivid oranges, glorious golds and rich browns. All these colors bring to mind the sights and sounds of the season, reminding us that winter is

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New Stitch Series: Basketweave Knit Stitch

Each issue of our magazine features a focus on a particular stitch or technique, offering a pattern each issue that showcases that particular stitch.

For the next few issues we will be featuring a Basketweave Stitch Series, focusing on patterns that use this unique knit texture. The basketweave knit stitch is a simple stitch pattern that is

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BOO! Our Spookiest Halloween Knitting Patterns

The ghouls and goblins are ready to play! The first day of fall was just this past week, and October 31st will be here before we know it. Once fall hits, the warm fall and winter knitting patterns are perfect for dressing up, whether you are young or old, and I Like Knitting has some

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Pattern Spotlight: Honeycomb Sweater


When the fall season rolls around, I’m ready for comfortable warm sweaters that are soft and easy to wear with a pair of blue jeans, but that doesn’t mean I need to look frumpy. In fact, a hand knit sweater, such as the Honeycomb Sweater by Allison Jane, is the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe. Plenty of

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