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Amy’s Thread: Thoughts on Yarn Substitution

Yarn substitution is always a gamble. There is a reason that the yarn was paired to the pattern by the designer and the pattern reflects the characteristics of that yarn. Choosing an different yarn is entering at your own risk - if it doesn't work out you're sort of sunk. Nothing's worse than a mismatched… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Thoughts on Yarn Substitution

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Emily Explains: Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit (sssk)

Sometimes I come across symbols in my knitting, read them - thinking I know exactly what they mean - and knit on. Soon I come to realize that I did not look closely enough at the symbol in my pattern. Talk about frustrating!I know a few of you have run into this problem with the sssk… Continue reading Emily Explains: Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit (sssk)