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Modifications to Stranded Knitting Pattern: Alison’s Finished Helen

The Winter Knitalong is still going strong, but Alison has finished knitting her Helen sweater-dress! The finished project is absolutely stunning, because Alison truly made it her own. The original Helen, a sweater knitting pattern designed by Amy Christoffers, is a hip-length sweater with a stranded knitting pattern at the yoke. The pattern calls for Ultra Alpaca,… Continue reading Modifications to Stranded Knitting Pattern: Alison’s Finished Helen

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Emily Explains: Stranded Knitting in the Round

One of my best friends from high school is from Iceland. She used to go home to visit and come back with photos that looked as if they came from a stunning fashion magazine. The sweaters on her friends and family members were  gorgeous! Many were made by hand, gifts from someone special. I'll never… Continue reading Emily Explains: Stranded Knitting in the Round

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Ask Amanda: What’s the difference between Fair Isle and intarsia?

When you’re starting out with color knitting, it can be kind of tricky to understand the difference between Fair Isle and intarsia. At its most basic, the difference lies in where the colors are in your pattern. If the colors run across the width of your knitting, you’ll be working stranded, or Fair Isle knitting.… Continue reading Ask Amanda: What’s the difference between Fair Isle and intarsia?