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Happy Harvest Knit-along: Adjusting the Length of Your Poncho

We know some of you may be wondering about adjusting the length of the piece, before you get too far into the piece. One of the questions we get asked most about all of our patterns is "Can I make this longer/shorter?" And the answer is always yes! We wholeheartedly believe in knitting and crochet… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Adjusting the Length of Your Poncho

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Happy Harvest Knit-along: Keeping Track of Your Rows

If you're full steam ahead on the Happy Harvest knit-along, this week we're finishing the front! But if you're moving a little slower, that's not a problem at all. This week's blog post is all about keeping track of the rows in a lace pattern, like the Acorn Lace stitch—Elizabeth has some great tips to… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Keeping Track of Your Rows

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Happy Harvest Knit-along: Cast-on Day + Working the Acorn Lace

It's heeeeerrrreeeee! It's cast-on day for the Happy Harvest Knit-along. I'm so excited—are you? I'll be using Berroco Ultra® Wool Chunky in Pine as my main color, and the contrast color (and cowl color) will be Charcoal. This pairing is so great for fall and winter—the deep green is that kind of color that can… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Cast-on Day + Working the Acorn Lace

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How to Work a Centered-Double Decrease

The back lace panel for our free patterns Marsh and Mallow is a dramatic, all-over lace panel. It can look somewhat intimidating, but in reality, it's pretty much 90% one single stitch combination. That's right. Most of the lace panel for these patterns are made up of two parts—yarnovers, and a centered-double decrease, abbreviated CDD.… Continue reading How to Work a Centered-Double Decrease

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Ask Amy: How do I seam pieces together? [VIDEO]

Seaming—it's one of those parts of crafting that can sneak up on you! Even if you mostly knit or crochet accessories, you may come across a pattern that requires some seaming with yarn. Or if you're a garment maker, you may find that a sweater or cardigan you really want to make has seams. So… Continue reading Ask Amy: How do I seam pieces together? [VIDEO]

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How to Increase a Stitch in Knitting

If you're following along with our Lopi Sweater knit-along progress, by now you've finished the body of your sweater, in which you may or may not have worked waist shaping. So now that we're working on the sleeves, this could be the first opportunity  you've had to work increases into your knitting project. Today's blog… Continue reading How to Increase a Stitch in Knitting

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How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Cast on Large Number of Stitches

Casting on stitches for a sweater is no joke—you're committing, at least in the moment, to knit many, many stitches in an effort to make your own clothes. Go you! But many sweater patterns, especially bottom-up sweater knitting patterns, such as Jhumpa (shown above), require you to cast on a good deal of stitches at… Continue reading How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Cast on Large Number of Stitches

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How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Adding Larger Sizes

Following up to my previous post about how to prepare your sweater knitting pattern before the Lopi Sweater knit-along, I wanted to share three tips for those of us larger ladies. These tips will work for almost ANY bottom up seamless yoke sweater, whether it's got colorwork or textured stitches or whatever. Everything here is… Continue reading How to Knit a Sweater from the Bottom Up: Adding Larger Sizes