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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 of stitches your pattern and size calls for, with the right side facing, one-stitch in from the crochet chain made for the steek Read more

Emily Explains: How to make the welt in Tove

Yesterdays’s free pattern, Tove by Amy Christoffers, is a beautiful, easy lace top with welt details knit in one of our new spring yarns, Corsica. A simple-to-knit eyelet rib forms the body of this sleeveless tee, which is knit flat in two pieces and seamed. The welts are easy to work and create a sophisticated design element.

Tove DetailTove Side

The welts create a unique fabric, but are really very simple to make. The pattern calls for knitting four rows of stockinette, then, on the wrong side, picking up the stitch three rows below and purling it together with the stitch on your needle, creating a small ridge on the right side. To get the hang of it follow, along with my how-to video below.Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 3.01.59 PM

 

I hope this helps as you work on your Tove! Corsica comes in ten shades of a sophisticated palette—our sample was knit in Nutmeg, but imagine how it would look in Cayenne or Venus. Find Corsica at a local yarn store near you so you can start knitting your Tove!

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Emily Explains: Cabling Without A Cable Needle

With the holidays fast approaching, time is of the essence. One trick for saving time while working anything with cables is to work the project without a cable needle. This works on narrow cables wonderfully. You’ll rarely use a cable needle again! Read more

Emily Explains: My yarn broke and there is a hole in my knitting… help!

The other day I noticed a small hole in my handknit sweater. Alas, my yarn had worn down to almost nothing and snapped! I was lucky because I had an extra skein of the yarn that I made the sweater with. Read more

Emily Explains: How do I make an afterthought thumb?

One of our latest free patterns, Hanne, is a seriously beautiful pair of mittens designed by Amy. They sit on her desk across from me in the office and I want to steal them! They are a pair of stranded colorwork, Scandinavian mittens with an afterthought thumb. I just learned the afterthought thumb technique and it is blowing my mind how great it is! Read more

Emily Explains: How do I seam the Ultra Alpaca MKAL blanket?

Last week, I got to seam the the squares from our Ultra Alpaca MKAL and finally see our finished blanket. It was so exciting! But before I joined any of the squares we had to agree on a layout.

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My First Zipper

I it find equally awesome and intimidating that knitting has seemingly endless techniques to be learned. When I cast on for Willard in our Berroco Home Crochet & Knit-Along at the end of June, I decided it was the right time to try sewing in a zipper. Read more

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