5 Knitting Projects for the Eclipse

Today, people in parts of the United States will have an opportunity to see 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, people […]

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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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Joining Yarn in Lace Patterns

When you’re working a lace pattern, joining yarn can be a bit challenging. Lace is inherently light and sheer, so how the heck are you supposed to hide the yarn ends? There are a few workarounds you can use to reduce the number of ends to weave in. First, you can buy your yarn in […]

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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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