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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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Designer Spotlight: Twisted Rib Cardigan by Renee Lorion

If you’ve ever knit (or shopped) for a little boy, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a real deficit in terms of selection and style. Designer Renee Lorion is helping to change that with her brand, Tot Lot, offering a collection of handknitting patterns that she’s coined “hip knit duds for little dudes.” Renee’s Twisted Rib… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Twisted Rib Cardigan by Renee Lorion

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Cardamom by Whatthehay

We had a few sweaters this season that seemed to catch everyone’s eye.  Cardamom was definitely one of them.  Knit in the super bulky Berroco Peruvia Quick, it goes without saying that this cardigan doesn’t take long to make.  It’s also cozy and has great texture, combining stockinette stitches, ribbing and a clever cabled button… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Cardamom by Whatthehay