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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My (Inter)Continental Hopedale Scarf

As much as I love knitting now, the pain and frustration of learning to knit (3 or 4 separate times, mind you) is still fresh in my mind. I've been wanting to try Continental knitting for a while, but dreaded the learning curve. I made it my New Year's resolution for 2015, and just a… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: My (Inter)Continental Hopedale Scarf

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Emily Explains: Crochet Stitches for Daisy Gertrude

Daisy Gertrude might be my favorite pattern from our home collection! This crocheted blanket has a beautiful motif that shows off the lovely, multi-colored shades of Boboli Lace. We've had a few questions about its pattern stitches, so I thought I would make some quick how-to videos to help you out with the basics and beyond. The… Continue reading Emily Explains: Crochet Stitches for Daisy Gertrude

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Emily Explains: Beginning a Project with an I-cord

I love simple edges to garments and am always curious about ribbing or garter stitch alternatives. In the Spring/Summer '15 collection, we designed Lobelias, Mojave Aster and North Shore to begin with an i-cord for a perfectly simple aesthetic. Want some help getting started? First, cast on the required number of stitches and knit an i-cord:… Continue reading Emily Explains: Beginning a Project with an I-cord

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Emily Explains: Casting on for Grace

Grace, a lovely mitten pattern in our new fall yarn, Berroco Mojo, is oh so simple to knit...with one small quirk. You cast on from the top of the mitten and work down! I don't know about you, but I have never done such a thing. It's called a Turkish cast on and Amy just taught me… Continue reading Emily Explains: Casting on for Grace

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Emily Explains: Seaming Garter Stitch

With the recent fall weather, I long for squishy and cozy garter stitch knits. Why garter stitch? It's simple, so you can enjoy a nice conversation with a friend or a good movie while knitting. And it's almost like going back your roots. Ultimately, it looks and feels great, too! Garter stitch has been on my… Continue reading Emily Explains: Seaming Garter Stitch

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Barrison’s Travels: Summer Road Trip

It's been a beautiful summer in New England, especially for Barrison. Still, she couldn't resist an opportunity to get on the road again.Earlier this month, Barrison joined Emily and Emily's boyfriend, Jared, on a road trip to Saugatuck, Michigan where they were visiting a friend. Along the way, they say songs, did a little sightseeing… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: Summer Road Trip