When we presented Lisa Shroyer’s post on entrelac, several hot topics came up in the user email: How do you REALLY pick up stitches properly? Where do you put your needle? How do you get the stitches spaced properly? And what is the difference between “pick up stitches” and “pick up and knit stitches”? Well […]

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I have become quite obsessed lately with having warm hands up here in the land of single-digit-temps and multi-digit-snowfalls. I bought a pair of thinsulate gloves, but a half-block of dog walking finds me pulling my fingers into the palm section of the gloves because my fingers aren’t warm enough out there all by themselves. […]

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I don’t have any magic words to help you get all your holiday knitting done on time—sorry about that. However, I do have a nifty little grafting tip for those of you who love knitting socks but, like me, utterly despise the Kitchener Stitch. I ran this tip last year at Christmas time to help […]

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After years of blocking knitting and crocheting on kitchen counters, floors, and dryer tops, I finally broke down one day and bought an Official Blocking Board. All that time, I’d been telling myself that I didn’t need anything fancier—that is, until I started dealing with a serious lace habit. One day, I tried blocking my […]

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