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Emily Explains: Provisional Cast On

Have you been wanting to learn a provisional cast on? Today, I'm going to explain my preferred method. Truthfully,¬†it's the only method I know, but I still think it's pretty great! A provisional cast on uses waste yarn - slippery and brightly colored is best - that is later removed to reveal live stitches. These… Continue reading Emily Explains: Provisional Cast On

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Norah’s Knits: What Everyone is Knitting

I'm about to tell you about our most popular patterns this season. Why should that matter? If everyone else was ¬†jumping off a cliff, would you jump too? Which reminds me of this GREAT video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6ZjMWLqJvM Even though I don't like to think of myself as a lemming (in the popular metaphor sort of way),… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: What Everyone is Knitting

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Norah’s Knits: Cable Cardigan Tips and Tricks

If you've been following our Merle Cardigan KAL, you know that both Ashley and I have been knitting right along with the rest of the Ravelers and we're both looking forward to wearing our FO's. Making a Merle for myself was a great reminder of the all the places along the way that might be… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Cable Cardigan Tips and Tricks

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle Progress & Prize Info

Finally, I'm making some progress. If you read my last post, you'll recall I was feeling somewhat defeated by all the increases. Turns out, I was doing twice as many increases as the pattern called for....grrrr. After some frogging and a lot of re-knitting, my Merle is back on track! And I'm starting to see… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle Progress & Prize Info

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle & the Never-Ending Increases

I've paused my knitting to write this post, set my needles adrift in the sea of stockinette stitches that is my Merle project. It's two weeks into our Knit with Norah KAL, and I'm losing momentum with every eight stitches I add to my increase rows. I never realized how depressing increases could be! It's… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle & the Never-Ending Increases