for beginning knitters.

easy patterns for new knitters.   help built right into the pattern.

easy patterns

learn new techniques.

tips and tricks to expand your skills.  videos, diagrams…we have everything you need. entrelac anyone?

tips, tricks and resources

for intermediate knitters.

eclectic mix of traditional and modern. challenging mix of technique and shape.

intermediate patterns

make it your own.

Variations on a Theme in every pattern to help make it your own.

join our online group


accessories and sweater patterns for women.

hats, scarves and other stuff for women.

womens patterns

classic patterns for men.

wearable patterns for the man in your life.

mens patterns

great patterns for kids.

colourful and practical designs for kids.

kids patterns

pointers to great books.

good reads for you.

books for you

vintage patterns too.

vintage patterns

life is good. knit!

check out the studio blog for upcoming designs

studio blog

Hello!  And welcome to tricks with sticks.  If you are a beginning or intermediate knitter, this is a place for you.  Tips and tricks to help your knitting along, great patterns to download.  And a knitting community for you.  So…..