Slip Stitch Savvy: 7 Ways to Slip a Stitch

A slipped stitch is a curious little stitch, if you ask me. The first time you do it, you’re likely to think you’ve made a mistake. You’re knitting along and look back a few rows; you notice one of your stitches in a field of stockinet looks a bit longer than the others. You flip […]

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We all learn differently. Some of us are visual learners: we learn better when we see something demonstrated. Others are auditory learners, and things click when we hear something explained. If you are a visual learner, you appreciate diagrams, photos, and charts. If you are an auditory learner, you might find yourself reading instructions aloud, […]

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Kerry’s Finished Object: October Cardigan

Have you heard the term “procrastiknitting“? It’s a real made-up word. As it sounds, it’s the act of knitting to avoid having to do other things you know you should be doing. I must confess: I took procrastiknitting to a whole new level while working on my October cardigan. For the last few months, I’ve […]

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I recently had the pleasure of attending a fantastic Interweave Escape in the picturesque town of Woodstock, Vermont. Nestled in a valley surrounded by vibrant fall foliage, in a classroom found on the lower level of a historic inn, I learned how to work a M1 stitch in a way I’ll never forget. Before I […]

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Snow Day Survival Guide for Knitters

Call me crazy, but I love the snow—which is great when you consider where I live. My hometown of Rochester, New York, is one of America’s 20 Snowiest Major Cities according to The Weather Channel. We rank #3 on the list, averaging more than 100 inches of snow a year. That’s a lot of snow! […]

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From caribou to candy canes, twinkle lights to snowflakes, flipping through pages of AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary there are so many festive holiday motifs to choose from when knitting stranded-colorwork. Pick symbols that speak to the entire winter season and you’ll have projects you can wear for several months instead of just the month of December. […]

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