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The yarn for the Hotness Top has been discontinued, but Creme de la Creme will save the day!

Knitting Hotness Top with the cool Creme de la Creme yarn

From the second I saw the Hotness Top I thought it would be an excellent top to summer-ify with Red ...
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Put the needle underneath and bring it up through that little space between the yarn and your thumb.

The 1 knitting cast on you can’t live without

Casting on is one of the most crucial skills a knitter will learn, and the backwards loop cast on is ...
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The pattern that was on the label Very V-Stitch Cowl

Red Heart’s Strata yarn is perfect for summer knitting

Today we’re going over Red Heart’s Strata yarn; it might be bulky, but it's the perfect yarn for knitting during ...
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A close-up of a traveling lace, this one in an asymmetrical pattern

Knitting lace with traveling repeats

This week we have been using Cotton True Sport by Fibra Natura to knit a lace pattern that has traveling repeats ...
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Hand-drawn knitted ripple lace charts

DIY knitted lace stitch patterns

Ripple lace stitch patterns are a favorite for summer knits. Try out the new Cotton True Sport  by Fibra Natura ...
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Cotton True Sport, in a knitted lace in ripple pattern

Making multiple increases in knitted lace

Yesterday I wrote about how well this week's yarn Fibra Natura's Cotton True Sport, a lovely, soft, Pima cotton yarn stands ...
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This sample shows left leaning and right leaning decreases as well as a few double decreases.

3 ways to knitting decreases

This week we'll be spending a lot of time looking at ripple stitch patterns. There's always a lot of increasing ...
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Cotton True Sport

Painless knitting with the very soft Cotton True Sport yarn

I have had the chance for the past month to knit with Cotton True Sport yarn by Fibra Natura. And ...
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Seven stitches knitted with 4 strands of yarn. The strand coming out of the knitting on the right is ready to weave in. For the photo, I left the strands untwisted so you can see that the next several stitches will be knit with 3 plies of yarn; two from the old and one with the new.

Knit a stronger splice join when starting a new ball of yarn

Joining in a new strand of yarn can be done in several ways. The best way to hide a yarn ...
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The lumpy-bumpy woven in ends can be clearly seen in the center of this sample.

Taking weaving in ends in knitting from home made to couture

One of the great joys in my knitting life is knowing I have finished a project to the best of ...
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Using the math above, the yellow lines in the maple leaf (and the white lines in the red and gold sections) show where rows will be added for the next knit.

Celebrate Canada – knit a Canadian flag

In my last series of posts, I designed a flag and took you through the steps to use technology to ...
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The lower half of the vergina sun projected onto the wall, with the graph paper taped on the right side. In the foreground, the image is reflecting off the top of the projector on the left, and the image is on the laptop screen on the right.

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 ...
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3 color stranded-knitting swatch

8 strategies to knit fair isle better

Knitting with Italian DK weight superwash merino called Dona by Fibra Natura, this week has been a great experience. I ...
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Using bobbins for fair isle knitting

Yarn bobbins make color work easier

I love bobbins. Any shape, any size, any color, made of any material. I even use gift cards that have ...
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Duplicate stitch on stripes using Dona yarn of Universal Yarns

Duplicate stitches add interest to your knitting

Today we continue to explore ways to play with color to spruce up your knitting, using the very soft and ...
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Dona DK superwash merino by Fibra Natura

Finding an alternative to acrylic yarn for washable apparel

Depending on your first experiences in knitting, on who taught you, on your taste, on your budget, and on a ...
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I swear I did not plan this, my knitting just happened to be smiling at me!

Questionable knitting motives

As knitters, we have all been put upon by someone for knitted goods. They see you knitting a pair of ...
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Vampire barbie socks made from high twist.

The lowdown on dye lots

Since I'm an indie dyer, I like to think I have some inside information on dye lots. There are a ...
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"It's a center-pull ball! I'm not in the way!"

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 ...
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Ultra Blueberry perfectly re-skeined!

3 tips to untangle yarn SNAFU

Tips for Tangles Imagine this, you go to your LYS and there's the perfect skein of yarn. I’m not talking ...
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