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Emily Explains: Casting on for Grace

Grace, a lovely mitten pattern in our new fall yarn, Berroco Mojo, is oh so simple to knit…with one small quirk. You cast on from the top of the mitten and work down! I don’t know about you, but I have never done such a thing. It’s called a Turkish cast on and Amy just taught me how to do this morning, so I promise you can pick it up quickly!  Read more

Emily Explains: Seaming Garter Stitch

With the recent fall weather, I long for squishy and cozy garter stitch knits. Why garter stitch? It’s simple, so you can enjoy a nice conversation with a friend or a good movie while knitting. And it’s almost like going back your roots. Ultimately, it looks and feels great, too!

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Emily Explains: Knitting Surgery

Sometimes our knitting samples do not come out as we anticipate – something get lost in translation between desiging and knitting and you end up with this… Read more

Emily Explains: Styling Knits for In-Between Weather

We’re in the middle of our Spring/Summer 2015 photo shoot right now (I can’t believe it!) and all I can think about is styling. Styling for the photoshoot (spring/summer style), styling for fall (what am I wearing?!?) and how to wear my beloved handknits with the rest of my wardrobe. This last one I find particularly difficult! Read more

Emily Explains: How to Assemble Orpheus

There is a chill in the air today that has me desperately searching for my cozy fall sweaters and scarves. I’m already searching for a hat pattern to cast on my needles, too. Monday was “Make a Hat Day” so I’m already a little behind! I’m thinking a simple classic 2 x 2 rib hat for myself, but for those of you itching for a bit more funk and style, I’d suggest Orpheus! It is a seriously cool hat knit in Ultra Alpaca Chunky, designed by Norah. Read more

Emily Explains: Pattern Stitch for Holman Hunt

I have to begin this blog post by saying that Andean Mist is my new favorite yarn. It is so soft and fluffy without shedding all over you! When working on booklet #347, I designed Holman-Hunt – a large, rectangular shawl with an easy-to-memorize pattern stitch repeat. For those of you who are intimidated by charts, it is lace pattern with written instructions!  Read more

Emily Explains: Donnely’s Fisherman’ s Rib

This weekend I traveled up to Maine and explored Monhegan Island for the day. As always, it was beautiful with a foggy morning that turned into a bright and sunny day. I love seeing all the different people on the island – the working boats, pulling up traps and the artists tucked in the gardens or along the cliffs painting the landscape. Between the misty morning and all the beautiful people on their boats, I was longing for some wool in my hands. Everything was inspiring me to make.  Read more

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