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Ask Amanda: What does wyif mean?

Some knitting abbreviations seem pretty straightforward, like how K stands for “knit” and P stands for “purl,” but when multiple letters get involved, sometimes things get murky. Some of the leading offenders? Knitting terms like wyif and its equally sneaky cousin, wyib. To make matters worse, even after a knitter has deciphered what these terms stand for, putting them into practice can be confusing. We are here to help!

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Norah’s Knits: Handknit Sleeves on Sweaters

Perusing the Berroco pattern library, I see that we tend to favor 5 different ways of knitting a sleeve. Here is an illustrated guide with a few thoughts on each: Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Verge by Shelly Stilger

Being stuck in bed isn’t so bad if you’re learning to knit and crochet. Just ask Shelly Stilger.  Her sister-in-law taught her how to do both when she was recovering from a surgery 15 years ago. A few years later, Shelly turned her hobby into a business. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Vizcaya

I finished my second garment last week and I really think I’m starting to get the hang of this knitting thing! That’s not to say it was without mistakes, though. I’m pretty sure I created the most massively horrible dropped stitch of all time (I haven’t done any research on this, but I’m confident it’d at least crack the top five).

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Ask Amanda: How do I pick up stitches?

One summer when I was in high school, I knitted a little cotton vest to use in a yarn shop display. To complete it, I had to pick up stitches and work the edging in a contrasting color. I wasn’t very familiar with picking up stitches, but I understood the basic concept.

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Norah’s Knits: Making Sweaters that Fit

Deciding what size sweater to make for yourself can be more than confusing. Some sweaters look good tight, some loose, some looser in places and tighter in others. The best looking fit depends on a combination of your personal style, current sweater fashion and your height and shape. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Knitted Blankets

Is there anything better than a handmade gift that’s truly loved? J’s Blanket – project by mgustafson06 (pattern by Norah Gaughan) Read more

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