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Amy’s Thread: Storm Prep for Knitters

If you’re not in the Northeast, bear with me…you might have heard we’re preparing for an epic blizzard. First things first, check your head lamps for batteries! You don’t want to get caught in the dark with nothing to do. Next, check your stash. I don’t know what it is about big weather events, but they always make me want to start something new. This week I’m suggesting a few of my favorite quick(isn) knits from recent Knitbits issues to get us through the storm.

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Amy’s Thread: Thoughts on Yarn Substitution

Yarn substitution is always a gamble. There is a reason that the yarn was paired to the pattern by the designer and the pattern reflects the characteristics of that yarn. Choosing an different yarn is entering at your own risk – if it doesn’t work out you’re sort of sunk. Nothing’s worse than a mismatched project and yarn. But if you can find the right alternative yarn, you’ll have a fabulous FO that you’ll love and cherish. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Icelandic Influences

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