Wrongside Out: the Scalloway Scarf

Scarves: everyone’s first knitting project, and everyone’s most frustrating project. Scarves have two main problems: they relentlessly curl and there’s no way to hide the wrong side. Have you ever made a stockinette stitch scarf that curled up like a cannoli? Or have you made a cabled scarf that’s all beautiful braids and knots on […]

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Socktoberfest: 4 Ways to Cast-on Toe-Up Socks

Maybe you like to use every yard of sock yarn. Perhaps you want to try on your socks as you go. Or it could be that Kitchener stitch gives you hives. There are plenty of reasons to knit toe-up socks. Try one of these four methods and find your favorite fit. Turkish/Eastern Toe This super-simple […]

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How to Fix Twisted Stitches

Have you ever looked at your stockinette stitch and thought it looked a little off? Is your knitting a little more “textured” than expected? Do you routinely use more yarn than the pattern calls for? If you answered yes to these questions, you may have twisted stitches. Twisted stitches are a common problem among knitters. […]

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Wrong Side Out: Gettin’ Steeky with It

The Prairie Wind Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2017 is a stunning autumn-colored stranded cardigan with a steek up the front. Stranded colorwork is always so gorgeous on the outside, but have you ever taken a look at the inside of a colorwork sweater? The strands make an equally lovely pattern, with streaks of color […]

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We’ve all been there: you’re happily knitting along on your favorite sock, minding your own business, and BAM! Someone comes along and asks if you can make them a pair of leg warmers. Depending on who is making the request, there are a number of reasonable responses. For a small handful of friends and family, […]

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Block by Block: Knitting Entrelac

Knitting entrelac will produce a fabric with a woven appearance—tiers of tilting blocks appear to run over and under each other. But the fabric is actually worked all in one piece as a series of interconnecting rectangles. Also called patchwork knitting, basketweave knitting, or birch-bark patterning, entrelac can stand on its own in garter or stockinette […]

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5 Knitting Projects for the Eclipse

On Monday, parts of the United States witnessed an unusual astronomical event: a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves directly in the path between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the sunlight. In a narrow band stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, many were able to view a total […]

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Have you ever been in that situation where someone you’re only vaguely acquainted with announces they’re expecting a baby and then gives you a look that says, as The Knitter, you’ll be making something for them? In some situations, you can gracefully bow out, but in other circumstances, you’re going to be knitting for the […]

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WIP – Code Name: The Speckled Short-row

Summer is the time for light and fluffy reads. One series I’ve recently enjoyed is Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate, a fun steampunk series set in Victorian England. The characters get involved with all manner of supernatural creatures and secret societies, and create code names for themselves. The main character, Alexia, is never seen without her […]

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7 Sweaters for Any Occasion in Twin Peaks

What’s a girl to do when supernatural forces are out to get her? Dress fantastically, of course! Here are 7 sweaters for every occasion in Twin Peaks, Washington, from sitting through algebra class at the local high school to spending some quality time in the Red Room. 1. Best Sweater to Accessorize with a Log: […]

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