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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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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.… Continue reading Emily Explains: How to make the welt in Tove

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Emily Explains: How-To Pick Up a Dropped Garter Stitch

For the past few days, I have been furiously knitting a garter stitch scarf for our upcoming photo shoot (I'd tell you more about it, but then I'd have to kill you). What I can say, is that garter stitch makes a beautiful fabric and is a wonderful stitch to practice when you're learning to… Continue reading Emily Explains: How-To Pick Up a Dropped Garter Stitch

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Emily Explains: What if I can’t find my mistake?

Have you ever been happily knitting away when you look down at your needles and, to your surprise, realize you have the wrong stitch count? Confused, you look over all of your knitting (both right and wrong sides) and can’t seem to find a mistake. What do you do next!? This happens a lot when… Continue reading Emily Explains: What if I can’t find my mistake?

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Ask Amanda: How do I count my rows?

Counting rows in knitting can be a tricky business. I had a lot of trouble learning to do it accurately - I’d routinely count the number of rows over and over, ending up with different numbers every time! Learning to count rows will make any knitting project easier (Hami, the tank top pictured, is a… Continue reading Ask Amanda: How do I count my rows?