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Ask Amy: Can I use circular needles instead of straight needles?

In some patterns, when a project is worked flat (such as a scarf or perhaps a garment that's worked in pieces and seamed, like Beleza shown above), the required tools section may list straight needles. But as many of you know, you can use circular needles to work flat pieces. We've been asked about using… Continue reading Ask Amy: Can I use circular needles instead of straight needles?

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Emily Explains: Knitting a Flat Pattern in the Round

On my last trip to Maine, I was sitting on the porch with my mom and flipping through Barbara Walker's Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. She'd given me this book as a gift, at a time when I believed I would never become a good knitter. It has been an endless source of inspiration and… Continue reading Emily Explains: Knitting a Flat Pattern in the Round

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Emily Explains: Knitting Two Pieces at the Same Time

My housemates have a nickname for me. They call me a "yarnie." It's true... I want to knit all of the time. It takes a lot of strength to try and not knit. I can't relax without some yarn and needles in hand. I’ll admit it, I am a yarn addict. I have a new… Continue reading Emily Explains: Knitting Two Pieces at the Same Time