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Emily Explains: How to Make a Pom-Pom With a Fork!

I love the holidays or really any excuse to hang warm, twinkling lights everywhere. Normally, I adorn the rooms of my home with crocheted snowflakes, miniature knits, pom-poms and Christmas tree swag. Unfortunately, I have been so busy this month that I have not decked a single hall! But today I started working on some small pom-poms to make a holiday garland. I used Berroco Flicker for a little bit of sparkle, but you could use any of our wooly yarns and hold it with some holiday tinsel to make them shimmer. Read more

Emily Explains: A Few Methods of Yarn Splicing

For every knitter, there comes a time when your project takes more than one skein of yarn. This leads you to a crossroads. How do you join a new skein? There are so many methods to choose from. Read more

Emily Explains: Fringe

Fringe is so easy and so fabulous. Grab all the yarn that your pattern calls for and knit your piece. Assemble it and get ready for the best part of the pattern…cutting and knotting your fringe! Read more

Emily Explains: Knitting with Beads (as you go)

For this week’s how-to video, I’m showing you a new way to knit with beads. I was motivated to learn this technique when I was putting together next week’s KnitBits. It features a soon-to-be-released free pattern in Cirrus that I’ve been eyeing in the design office for months now! I can’t wait for all of you to see it, too. Read more

Emily Explains: Posting Your Fabulous Projects to Ravelry!

I have to admit something. Until this week, I had never posted a finished project to Ravelry. Read more

Emily Explains: Van Der Zee Cloche and a Giveaway!

When I first opened Amy’s book, New American Knits, I fell in love with the Van Der Zee Cloche immediately. I quickly added it to my queue on Ravelry and anxiously waited for the time to knit it. Although the yarn Amy used in her book is beautiful, I chose Berroco Abode  in color #8802 (pattern requires 2 skeins) for my hat. Abode is perfect for the pattern! It has beautiful color variation and is incredibly soft, made of 100% merino wool.  Read more

Emily Explains: Embroidery Ideas for Minutia ’14

In this year’s adorable free Minutia patterns, I designed Blitzen, the quirky little mitten. I was inspired by embroidered and knitted Scandinavian and Norwegian mittens. The embroidery on these mittens is exquisite! Read more

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