Tips and Tricks

Blog, Tips and Tricks / April 4, 2018

Guest Blog: Choosing Yarn That Won’t Pill

Today’s post is brought to you by my guest Jane Veitenheimer from Fiber to the People.**Do you have a knit piece that you love but can’t wear because of pilling? You are not alone in the frustration of pilled yarn – particularly if…

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Blog, Tips and Tricks / February 26, 2018

How to fix an uneven button band edge

Many a knitter has lamented a wonky bottom edge of a button band. The tell-tale “arch”  is the result of picking up too few stitches. But never fear! If the button band is generally laying nicely with the exception of an arch at the…

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Blog, Tips and Tricks / January 13, 2018

Row Gauge: Why it Matters

Tell the truth: When (if?) you knit a gauge swatch, do you measure both stitch gauge and row gauge?I mean, you know stitch gauge matters. You know that having too many or too few stitches in a 4″ swatch means you’ll end up…

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Blog, Fiber Musings, Tips and Tricks / August 23, 2017

How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Sweater

We’ve all been there.You’ve knit and knit and knit, and eventually (finally!) have a sweater to show for it.  But, wait…Damn it. There’s a problem.What makes good sweaters go wrong? Not to harp on the point (I know I…

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