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Greenwood Shawl KAL: How to Make Bobbles

We're moving right along with our Greenwood Shawl knit-along! Today I'm going to talk about the bobble section—there have been a few questions about how to make the bobbles, so let's dive right in. First, let's answer the question "what is a bobble"? In knitting, a bobble, or in some patterns, a nupp, is simple a… Continue reading Greenwood Shawl KAL: How to Make Bobbles

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Get Ready for the Greenwood Shawl KAL

The official start date for our Greenwood Shawl KAL is fast approaching—Monday is August 1 and that's when we get to start knitting this awesome asymmetrical shawl from designer Martha Wissing. If you haven't already pulled together your materials, there's still plenty of time to head to your local yarn store to choose your Berroco Ultra®… Continue reading Get Ready for the Greenwood Shawl KAL

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Use a Stretchy Bind-Off to Finish Your Odora

Tomorrow marks the official end of our Odora Knitalong. How's your Odora coming along? Once you finish the knitting, the last thing to do is to work a bind off—and as with all projects, you want to choose the bind off that best suits the pattern. All too often, the bind-off edge can be too tight,… Continue reading Use a Stretchy Bind-Off to Finish Your Odora

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How to Read Knitting Charts for the Odora Shawl

We're chugging away on our Odora Shawl KAL! For anyone who is knitting with us but is new to lace knitting, you might have some questions about the chart repeat section that shows up on Chart 2. Understanding knitting charts can be really easy once you understand the mechanics, so let's take a look at… Continue reading How to Read Knitting Charts for the Odora Shawl

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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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Modifications to Stranded Knitting Pattern: Alison’s Finished Helen

The Winter Knitalong is still going strong, but Alison has finished knitting her Helen sweater-dress! The finished project is absolutely stunning, because Alison truly made it her own. The original Helen, a sweater knitting pattern designed by Amy Christoffers, is a hip-length sweater with a stranded knitting pattern at the yoke. The pattern calls for Ultra Alpaca,… Continue reading Modifications to Stranded Knitting Pattern: Alison’s Finished Helen