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Emily Explains: Buttons and button bands

On our previous steek blog post, we received a great question about where to pick up for the button band after cutting your piece. After cutting the steek, how do you pick up stitches for your button band? Do you pick them up in the crocheted stitches? To answer this question, pick up the number… Continue reading Emily Explains: Buttons and button bands

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Emily Explains: Left and Right Lifted Increases

Hows the Berroco KAL going? With a little more than 7 weeks left, it is definitely not too late to start! Today's post demonstrates how to make left and right lifted increases used in Helen and Ellen. They are super simple, but if you have any trouble remembering what to do for which side (like me),… Continue reading Emily Explains: Left and Right Lifted Increases

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Emily Explains: Pom-Pom Bunnies

There are lots of legends and myths associated with the Easter Bunny. Some people believe this symbol is connected to Eostre, the goddess of fertility - and a possible inspiration for this holiday's name - who is said to have been accompanied by a hare. German settlers are credited with spreading the modern tradition of… Continue reading Emily Explains: Pom-Pom Bunnies

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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. A good method for lace is Russian splicing. This method is a little tricky but, when done… Continue reading Emily Explains: A Few Methods of Yarn Splicing