What a fun little trick

Two-stitch cables. The smallest little cable possible. Do you really need a cable needle?….Nah. I haven’t posted a YouTube video in eons, but here are 2 short ones that show you how to do them in 1 quick maneuver. One going left (1/1 LC) and the other going right (1/1 RC). And they are fun […]

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Keeping up with designers

Just like everyone else, I have my favorite designers. I like to see what they’re up to and know when they’ve published a new design on Ravelry. Tonight I thought I’d show you a nifty little trick on just how you can do that! Log into Ravelry and click on the magnifying glass in the […]

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Meanderings – the side hustle

We’re all relatively happy in our day jobs, but what brings us real joy is when we’re creating. Only two of us are really making any money with our side hustle – two others wish they could find a way to do that, and another’s just happy doing what he loves to do. Personally, I […]

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Meanderings – yoke follow-up

So this is how it all turned out… The issue was horizontal vs. vertical vs. wedge alignment. I was thinking about it all wrong. Because a yoke is circular, thinking about it “linear-ly” doesn’t work. Wrap your head around a wedge, as in pieces of a (circular) pie, and then it works. Right now I’m […]

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Meanderings – on yokes

Love a good top-down yoke sweater, but how to align all those motifs? This week I got a lesson in vertical alignment. When the yoke for a sweater I designed didn’t look quite right, I went back to the drawing board and discovered that combining motifs is more than just choosing what “looks good” together. […]

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meanderings – raglan lines

I love the idea of seamless construction. Wrapping up the knitting and being able to almost instantly wear a garment has definite appeal.. I wouldn’t say I dislike finishing, because I don’t, but it’s definitely not as much fun as knitting. The issue with seamless construction, particularly with a raglan, is that the increasing (for […]

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Meanderings – mosaic

Playing around yesterday with a cardigan design idea. There’s something about this yarn that always draws me in and I’m wondering if Carol does color cards. I love the idea of mosaic knitting, but it always seems that there’s not that many “new” ones out there. They’ve all been overused. Looking through some of my […]

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