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Emily Explains: Picot Cast On

I'm always looking for new ways to embellish my knits and the picot cast on was at the top of my list. I finally had the chance this week to learn how it's done. The picot cast on is a beautiful technique that can be used to create a scalloped edging along almost any piece. It's… Continue reading Emily Explains: Picot Cast On

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Norah’s Knits: Knitting Patterns for Beginners

A friend of mine recently asked me to teach her how to knit. This got me thinking about when I was a beginner knitter. What seemed difficult? Which techniques were confusing?  The thing I remember the most clearly is that I could overcome almost any obstacle if I was knitting a piece I really wanted… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Knitting Patterns for Beginners