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Blog, Fiber Musings, Knitalong / June 26, 2017

Knitting Hacks: Know Your Knitting Speed

You can knit a “time gauge swatch” for your project to get an estimate of how long it will take you – in actual knitting time – to complete it…

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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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Blog, Land & Sea / March 29, 2017

Knitting for Warm Weather & Seasonal Transitions

Knitting isn’t a winter sport. When the calendar marches toward spring, I immediately gravitate to lightweight yarns and transitional projects like this one: Apogean.I love pieces I can layer, and lightweight knits hit the spot beautifully as they can often dance between being…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / March 27, 2017

Knitting Fiascos: This Sweater Had Long Sleeves

Sweater knitters, pull up a chair and prepare to hear a familiar tale.My vision for this design was long sleeves. It’s how I imagined it from day one. The design process is a little hard to explain, because – for me – it evolves as…

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