Tips and Tricks

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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Blog, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials / August 7, 2017

Tips for Adding Ribbon to a Sweater Button Band

Interested in adding a ribbon border inside your sweater button band? Here’s a very basic tutorial to get you started. Basic sewing skills are required.You’ll need: Grosgrain ribbon approximately 1/2″ narrower (give or take) than your button band. This can vary…

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Blog, Tips and Tricks / May 10, 2017

4 Reasons to Get Out of Your Knitting Comfort Zone

Have you ever found a pattern you really wanted to make, but when you looked at the description you realized it required an unfamiliar technique… so you didn’t go for it…

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