Tips and Tricks

Blog, Tips and Tricks / April 3, 2019

What Color is Your Cardigan?

Oh, the thrill of selecting the yarn for your next project! The joy! The rapture! But wait… which color should you choose?Choosing the perfect color for your cardigan can feel a bit daunting. The more options you have, the more intimidating it can get…

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Blog, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials / March 27, 2019

Fix a Sweater That Slides Off

As an avid knitter of top-down, seamless sweaters, I am acutely aware of their virtues, but also their vulnerabilities. The very thing that makes a seamless sweater so delightful (i.e. no seams) can be its Achilles heel. Seams provide structure and longevity to…

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Blog, Tips and Tricks / January 26, 2019

How To: Stitch Multiples for Knitted Ribbing

Raise your hand if you’ve ever faced down the knitting math monster and lost. Anyone? You can be cruising along, feeling pretty fly. The end is in sight. You’re SO close, you can almost taste the glory. But then, wham! You run into…

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Blog, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials / May 31, 2018

How to Block a Sweater

Twenty years ago I knit my first adult sweater. It was a vision in moss stitch, knit in classic, undyed wool. The word “heirloom” hung in the air. But when it was finished I noticed it pulled terribly on the bias, and every time I…

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