Knitters and crocheters typically spend days (or months, or even years) working on a single garment. Whether we give away the sweater or keep it for ourselves, the finished object should fit its intended recipient, and it should make the wearer feel beautiful/handsome. This doesn’t always happen, however. If you’ve ever struggled with sizing or […]

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Shawls for Spring: The Catlett Shawl

As previously discussed, shawls are a perennial favorite among knitters. As the weather warms up, it’s nice to have a smaller project to tote around and work on in public. Shawls are light to carry and don’t require a ton of yarn; there’s nothing worse than sitting in the sun with a hot, heavy pile […]

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Finished Object: A Perfect Cardi

Last week, I had grand plans to show off my shiny new Medallion-Edged Shrug and a cute yarn-patterned dress at Yarn Fest. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Due to chronic procrastination a tipsy attempt at lace knitting circumstances beyond my control, it just didn’t come together in time. However, I generally find that even when things […]

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The art of working colored pictures into your knitting is called intarsia. Picture-knitting has its place in every knitter’s repertoire of skills. The Picture-Knitting Concept If you’ve worked stranded knitting (see last week’s post for more on this technique), using two colors in one row is nothing new to you. But stranded knitting calls for […]

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What makes a project easy or hard? If you ask a thousand knitters, you’ll get a thousand different answers. For me, easy knitting projects that sound like a piece of cake are often the most challenging to finish, but “difficult” projects zoom by! Things that sound like they should be easy, but aren’t? Stockinette-stitch baby […]

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Interested in knitting classic Fair Isle sweaters? This article from knitscene, Fall 2005 is a great overview of how to work stranded knitting. Stranded knitting involves working two or more colors on one row of a pattern. It isn’t much more complicated than knitting or purling in one color, but it can produce some really […]

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Happy Pi Day, Everyone!

Today is 3/14, which happens to be the first three digits of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, roughly rounded off to 3.14159. (It’s actually a never-ending number that doesn’t repeat!) Pi Day is celebrated with round desserts, math geekery, and knitting. Why knitting? Behold […]

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