When I started knitting, I didn't know about local yarn shops and all the vast world of yarn selection. This was just before Ravelry started, and I lea…
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These two cast ons, the knitted cast-on and the cable cast-on, are very similar. But there are a couple of differences I wanted to talk to you about as…
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Twist is what holds the fibers in your yarn together. If you are a spinner or if you've ever watched anyone spin, the basic idea behind spinning is tha…
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I've previously shared some tips for weaving in ends, but there's another trick I use when I'm joining a new skein of yarn of the same color that helps…
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Recently, in my Build Your Knitting Skills and Confidence Facebook group, someone posted about not feeling like knitting for the past few months, and s…
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Did you know that when working with stranded knitting, the way you hold the yarns determines which color will "pop" out a bit more. This is known as co…
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Today I'd like to introduce you to a wonderful breed of sheep: Cormo. Cormo sheep are a combination of Corriedale and Merino and were originally develo…
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I was working on a project and came to a row of knitting that made me pause while I figured out what it meant. Here's what I read: (k2tog) twice, (yo, …
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Last year, we lost two well-known personages in the knitting world, both of whom made contributions that will last far after their passing: Cat Bordhi …
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Over on my Ravelry group, someone posted about using a trick to neaten up the transition from the knit stitch to the purl stitch in ribbing (this also …
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I thought I'd use this space to introduce you to some of the places I go whenever I need to look up a technique or knitting trick for myself. For YouTu…
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Do you get ladders when you're working in the round, especially when you use DPNs? The reason for the laddering is because the first stitch on the new …
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