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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

Amy’s Thread: Good Finishing Starts at the Beginning

Finishing isn’t just the final slog of assembling the pieces – it is the details that make the design. Choosing the right way to finish a project really starts at the beginning. The right cast on complements the bind off and the finishing techniques.  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

Amy’s Thread: Swatch like you mean it!

About a month ago, Karen Templar of Fringe Association posted a picture of the Amanda sweater from the book “Essentially Feminine Knits” by Lene Holme Samsøe. I instantly knew that this was going to be my next knitting project – and I wasn’t alone. Karen’s hosting a knit-along that starts September 15th, so there is still time to choose your yarn and join!

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Emily Explains: Steam Blocking

Steaming is a great and gentle way to finish your knitted garment or accessory. Just like wet blocking, steaming allows your stitches to bloom and the fabric to even. The benefit to steaming is that it takes less time to dry! You can block, steam and throw on your fabulous garment or accessory in no time at all. Read more

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