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Emily Explains: “TBL” (Through the Back Loop)

The other day the design studio recieved an email asking for clarification on Lawson’s ribbing. The directions for the ribbing are to P2, K1 TBL, repeat. I realized that I had never knitted a stitch quite like this before. TBL stands for "through the back loop." Knitting or purling through the back loop causes the… Continue reading Emily Explains: “TBL” (Through the Back Loop)

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Emily Explains: How do you increase in pattern?

Until recently, I hadn’t knitted my garments from patterns. I created by pulling garments from my closet, using tracing paper to trace the shapes, knitting swatches, finding my gauge, measuring, and finally beginning to knit the shapes. For four years I created this way, in both machine and hand knitting, making as many garments as… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do you increase in pattern?