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Tuesday Tip – How To Measure Your Knitting

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For a while now I’ve been writing a column called Patty’s Purls of Wisdom. It has had a life in several magazines and I’m thrilled that recently it joined Twist Collective. Knitter’s send in their questions, ala Dear Abbey, and I answer them. It’s full of all kinds of knitting advice, and this knitter asked a brilliant question that is has baffled many a knitter.

How to Measure Your Knitting

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Patty’s Purls of Wisdom Joining Twist Collective!

Patty’s Purls of Wisdom is BACK!!!

Dear Abby for Knitters: Technique, etiquette & lifestyle advice for the modern knitter

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I’m so excited to announce my knitter’s advice column will be back and joining the amazing Twist Collective! 

I love this online magazine. The patterns are incredible, the photography is always stunning and the articles are wonderful, so needless to say I’m pretty thrilled!

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Tuesday Tip – Left Hand Long Tail Cast On

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Some of you may have taken my Craftsy class “Improve Your Knitting” and now that there is no wrong way to knit. You also might now a bit about stitch mounts and how to avoid twisting our stitches we have to work into the leading leg.

When it comes to long tail cast on, there’s more than one way to accomplish it. Today I want to get a happy untwisted first row of knitting for left handers. That means a different way to make a

Left Hand Long Tail Cast On

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How to Measure without a ruler

Tuesday Tip – How to Measure Without A Ruler

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Many of you who have taken my classes know that I’m not a fan of measuring your knitting in progress. I believe it’s always best to trust your finished row gauge and keep track of rows.

That being said, I know there are times when you just want to check to see how many inches you’ve knit and sometimes (gasp) you might not have a ruler handy. No need to fear, there’s plenty of ways you can learn

How to to Measure Without a Ruler!

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5 secrets of stitch gauge

5 Secrets of Stitch Gauge

Tuesday Tip copyI have written about gauge many times. I think about gauge, I teach gauge, I believe in gauge. I’ve filmed a video for a special cast on for gauge, written about how to measure when you can’t see your stitches, how to block your swatch, secrets of row gauge and how to swatch for in the round projects.

Right now nearly 300 knitters are swatching for the Tortola KAL, (jump in, we’re just getting started). There are THREE video tutorials just on gauge, as well as a how to document to teach you the math you need if your stitch gauge is off. There’s a lot of great info going on between knitters in my Ravelry group right now about gauge, so I thought I’d devote this month’s Tuesday Tip to the wonders of the . . .

5 Secrets of Stitch Gauge

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How to close the gap in knitting

Tuesday Tip – Weaving in Ends: Using The Tails

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Last month we talked about how good finishing can make a project, and I promised you more posts focused on the all important topic of weaving in ends.

I’ve written several Tuesday Tips on seaming. We’ve looked as seaming garter stitch, shoulders, and even tackled the dreaded topic of selvedge edge and mattress stitch. No matter how wonderful your seaming, if your ends are not woven in well, your piece will look homemade. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? I wrote about “skimming”, and last month I wrote about how to clip the tail, but what USING that tail? Today we look at

How to Close the Gap in Knitting

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Tuesday Tip: Weaving In Ends, How to Clip the Tail

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Last month we talked about how good finishing can make a project, and I promised you more posts focused on the all important topic of weaving in ends.

I’ve written several Tuesday Tips on seaming. We’ve looked as seaming garter stitch, shoulders, and even tackled the dreaded topic of selvedge edge and mattress stitch. No matter how wonderful your seaming, if your ends are not woven in well, your piece will look homemade. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? Last month I wrote about “skimming”, but what about that tail? Today we look at

How to Clip the Tail

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