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How to Work German Short Rows (VIDEO)

When we were working on the Mrs Watson KAL earlier this year, many knitters were frustrated by the wrap-and-turn short rows commonly used in knitting patterns. While the pattern specifies that you don't need to pick up the wraps (this was issued in an errata post—make sure you check the pattern page for all errata… Continue reading How to Work German Short Rows (VIDEO)

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Emily Explains: Eula’s Capped Sleeves

Eula is a great summer pattern, knit in Berroco Modern Cotton™ and designed by Amy Christoffers, that I have been thinking about a lot lately. I love the capped sleeve detail - a shape that's flattering on women of all sizes. My curvy self felt pretty great in it when I tried it on! Eula's cap… Continue reading Emily Explains: Eula’s Capped Sleeves

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Designer Spotlight: Ella by Irina Eberhardt  

Irina Eberhardt’s grandmother used to say, “if your mittens and socks are made out natural fiber, arthritis will not bother you.” Those words stuck in Irina’s mind and still influence her yarn selections when designing. Irina chose Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine for her new shawl pattern, Ella. Knit from the bottom up, the piece features… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Ella by Irina Eberhardt  

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Designer Spotlight: Little Man Waistcoat by Lissa Snyder

Lissa Snyder knows that designing is a process – sometimes, a very frustrating process. From mismatched pinstripes to a run-in with a hungry kitten, her latest design truly tested her patience. Despite those and other problems, she kept knitting until she got it right. She says it’s now one of her favorites! Lissa’s Little Man… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Little Man Waistcoat by Lissa Snyder

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Emily Explains: Wrap and Turn

I've always gravitated toward things that are a bit quirky and clothes are no exception. When sketching, I like to imagine asymmetrical lines and shapes on the body. To make these forms come to life, I needed to learn how to use short rows in my knitting. Short rows literally mean knitting for some of… Continue reading Emily Explains: Wrap and Turn

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Designer Spotlight: Skullcracker by Carissa Browning

Carissa Browning wouldn’t design just any old hat. She prefers to “fiddle around with unusual construction methods.” That's how she came up with her latest design, Skullcracker. This seemingly simple, stockinette cap starts with a magic cast on and is knit in alternating rectangles that are created by picking up stitches from the previous edges.… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Skullcracker by Carissa Browning