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Tuesday Tip: Channel Island Cast On

This month I was honored to be featured in the Vogue Knitting as one of the “Makers.” I wanted to create something really special so I designed the cable cardigan of my dreams. Later this month I’ll write about how I designed the cables, but for now it’s time to look at a special cast […]

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Rising Spades KAL Update

Last week clue #1  for the Rising Spades KAL / Sweater class hit the in box of 200 knitters. We’ve only just begun and there are new knitters joining us everyday! Monday our first, of many, participation prizes will get awarded and of course, there are the grand prizes in December (and yes, one of them will […]

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How to Choose Your Cast on and Bind off

We all know that first impressions and last impressions are important. We also know how a novel begins can either grab you or bore you, and how it ends has the power to dazzle you or leave you cold. Beginnings and endings are so important that in theatre, whole rehearsals are devoted to ins and outs […]

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Top Ten Least Favorite Knitting Myths!

UPDATE: Since there were so many amazing comments, check out the sequel to this post – YOUR Top Ten Least Favorite Knitting Myths A few days ago a knitter came into the “Knitting Doctor” (a knitting help session) with a scarf that had gotten off in pattern.  I ripped down 5 rows to where the pattern looked like it […]

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