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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

Amy’s Thread: What size?

What is the difference between “To Fit Bust Size…” and “Finished Measurements” and what is ease all about anyway?

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Emily Explains: Color Options for Splice

What is soft, cuddly and furry all over? Marmot! This yarn’s soft fur-like texture lends itself to many fun accessory patterns, but Norah believed it would make a lovely garment, too! Splice is a simple pullover that combines both Vintage DK for the sleeves and Marmot for the body. Read more

Emily Explains: How To Crochet the Pattern Stitch for Bantry

August is here and I am thoroughly enjoying flipping through the latest fashion magazines to see what is new for Fall ’14. I love this spread in W so much, it is actually making me long for sweater weather!

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Emily Explains: Fixing a Cable

I am very lucky to be surrounded by talented makers here in the design studio. Whenever I am at a loss for a how-to video idea they jump to my help. ( Thank you, guys! ) Alison suggested a technique to help fix a mistake you find a few rows after you twist a cable the wrong way. Read more

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