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With so many knitters enjoying color work, especially on yokes of sweaters, I went looking for ways to encourage designing. Working out a design on paper is a traditional starting point and with yokes, it’s[…]
There IS a product that can help relax rolled edges in stockinette knitting. While trolling Amazon for Unshrink It, a product to help unshrink knits, I discovered a world of wrinkle releasers and decreasers. After[…]
Whether a class or sit ‘n stitch, here are five reasons to join today: Leave outside pressures behind for two hours. Come for the community and companionship of women who share your passion: you already[…]
Color work includes any project in which more than one color of yarn is used. When washing a beautiful fair isle knit, striped knit, mosaic knit or other color work knit, add a tablespoon of[…]
Does the final stitch of the bind off leave a big loop? Here is a simple trick to end that problem. Bind off to the last stitch on the L needle. Slip the last stitch[…]
Binding off over a cable can lead to flaring. Try this bind off for a better finish: Work the first 3 stitches to be bound off in pattern. Lift the first stitch worked (on the[…]
Keep a spare US 1 or 2 needle in your accessories bag for these moments. The goal is to calmly catch the stitches with as few stitches unraveling as possible. A small needle is easier to[…]
When knitting or purling, the correct position for a stitch to sit on the needle is with the right leg forward. If it feels “funny” or “tight” when working a stitch, check to see that[…]
Need to cast on 100 plus stitches? Use a stitch marker after each 25 or 50 stitches cast on to help keep track of all those stitches.
A reminder for returning to a WIP (work in progress): The yarn that comes from the ball to the needle is leading to the last worked stitch. The last worked stitch is the stitch on[…]
Does the pattern instructions read “bind off loosely”? Next time try the Yarn Over bind off. It’s four simple steps. Set up: Knit the first stitch. Yarn over Lift the knit stitch over the the[…]