The Top 3 Summer Knitting Trends

During the summer, it often feels too hot to care about trends. When it’s 95 degrees out, what do I care about fashion? All I want to do is figure out how I can put as little as I can on my body while still remaining decently clothed. But then, inevitably, I go out and […]

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Color Play: Intarsia Without Fear

Knitters use intarsia to “paint” with stitches. Projects can range from intricate portraits to bold geometrics to distinctive plaids and florals to simple color blocks. Although the graphic elements appear to be stamped on the fabric, the patterns are knitted in as you go. Unlike stranded knitting, intarsia does not have yarn floats across the […]

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Color Play: Slip Sliding Away

In knitscene Summer 2017, we discussed simple stripes, the easiest way to add color to a knitted fabric. Let’s build on that theme and add a new technique to our stripe knitting: slip stitches! Consider what happens when only a few stitches are worked per row, with the intermediary stitches merely slipped from the left […]

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Color Play: Getting Stranded

Traditional stranded knitting designs from Fair Isle are composed of basic stockinette-stitch fabric worked with two colors per row, usually in bands of patterned stripes or in tiny allover geometric patterns. The key word of the previous sentence is “tiny,” because when you work with two colors, the yarn not used to knit a stitch […]

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Trendspotting: Love of Knitting Summer 2017

Summer’s not over yet! Find the perfect pattern to fit a fashion trend in Love of Knitting Summer 2017! On the Trail Grab your hiking boots! (And your knitting bag, of course.) Knitters will be happy to know that yarn manufacturers are offering many yarns suitable for summer stitching and wearing. Cotton yarns with chainette […]

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