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Emily Explains: Picking Up Stitches Along a Garter Stitch Edge

For our Ultra Alpaca MKAL, we each designed colorful, modular garter stitch  squares inspired by Housetop quilts. Knitting this kind of block is really simple and fun! Read more

Emily Explains: Customizing Cecelia

Our Cecelia Knit-Along officially starts this Friday, and it is really exciting to see the buzz already forming on Ravelry. Thanks everyone! Cecelia can be knit in a variety of yarns (as seen in Amy’s recent blog post) but the measurements of the final piece will end up being a little bit different, as each yarn creates a different gauge. Some of you may want to consider knitting more or fewer rounds than the pattern suggests to make your Cecelia just the size you’d like! Read more

Amy’s Thread: Marmot Day

Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog day, the day when according to some a Groundhog (AKA Woodchuck… AKA Marmots) will wake up from hibernation, look out of his hole and predict the length of winter. According to the contributors to Wikipedia, rodents are accurate predictors of the weather 39% of the time. Which is not an impressive average.

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Emily Explains: Knit and Purl Through the Back Loop

Only three more days until the release of this seasons new Spring/Summer collection! In preparation, I thought I’d demonstrate a commonly used abbreviation that you will find in many Berroco patterns: knit through the back loop (k tbl) and purl through the back loop (p tbl). By working a stitch through the back loop you are deliberately twisting your stitch. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Seamless Aidez (part 2)

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a grand holiday and a successful cast on for the Aidez KAL!

This post is part 2 of 2 on converting Aidez from working flat (in pieces) to in the round (seamless), if you missed the first post, you can find it here.

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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: 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

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