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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

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

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

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: Reaching the End of Your Shawl, Chock

For those of you who are participating in the Chock knit-along, you are doing great! Read more

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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