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Aidez KAL: Adjusting Decreases for Raglan Armhole

Hi everyone, I'm Alison and I do a little bit of everything for the design team. I don't normally write on the blog, but I wanted to share an easy equation that should help a lot of you participating in our Aidez KAL. Sometimes when substituting yarns, you can achieve the stitch gauge, which is typically more important,… Continue reading Aidez KAL: Adjusting Decreases for Raglan Armhole

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Amy’s Thread: Alternative Yarns for Grace

Christmas is less than two months away...have you started knitting? Our 2014 Holiday Gift Knit-Along is the perfect opportunity to give and receive! There are 6 projects to choose from for this KAL & a good incentive (see below) to finish on time: Holman Hunt from booklet #347 Berroco Andean Mist Minutia ‘14 free pattern available in KnitBits (all four count as one project)… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Alternative Yarns for Grace

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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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Norah’s Knits: Super Quick Knits, More Ideas for Brio

Compellingly sparkly and oh so quick to knit, Berroco Brio has suddenly become the yarn of the season. We have 5 patterns designed especially for Brio, but I found more hidden treasures in our pattern library, where Brio can be used for a little more variety. Brio knits at 2.25 sts/inch, so it's the same… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Super Quick Knits, More Ideas for Brio