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Charting for flags and Super Saver yarn

In today’s chapter of Fun with Flags we use technology to help us chart the design for our old Macedonian flag, and do more swatching to ensure our design will execute properly. The information given in today’s post can be used for more than just flags – You can use…

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Designing a flag with Super Saver yarn

This week, we’re having fun with flags by designing an afghan of a country’s flag using Red Heart Super Saver yarn. In my last post, we chose our yarn, knitted our samples, and accurately recorded their measurements. Today, we’re going to calculate the rough numbers for the project and prepare…

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Sampling a flag with Super Saver yarn

Yesterday, we examined several design options for creating an afghan that incorporates a nation’s flag. Today, we’re going to look at choosing a yarn for our project. When choosing yarn for a design, I like to consider its purpose as well as the recipient’s interest and ability to care for…

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Knit a flag with Super Saver yarn

One of my favorite comedy programs on television periodically runs a segment called “Fun with Flags.” Long before this, I had an on-going “affair” with nautical flags, and over the years I’ve collected several books and charted designs for the nautical flag alphabet. Recently, a very kind colleague asked me…

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The 3 levels of knitting and pet fur

Every knitter who has a furry pet struggles with pet hair in their knitting. When I was first starting out it really REALLY bothered me that there was all this cat hair in my knitting. I vacuumed, I swept, I washed the throws on the couches, but there was still…

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