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Tuesday Tip: Extra Stretchy Bind Off

Tuesday Tip copyLast fall I ran a knitalong with Creative Knitting for my Fan the Flames Cowl. Since you know, I’m gonna pack it full of tips and tricks that aren’t on the page, I thought I’d share some of my favorites here.

The words “bind off loosely” can cause much frustration to knitters.  A stitch is wider than it is tall, so OF COURSE, when it lies down on it’s side for a bind off, it can’t possibly reach the next stitch. It needs a little help

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Tuesday Tip – Matching SSK & YOs

Tuesday Tip copyRecently I ran a knitalong with Creative Knitting for my Fan the Flames Cowl. Since you know, I’m gonna pack it full of tips and tricks that aren’t on the page, I thought I’d share some of my favorites here.

Here I go over the two things that drives a perfectionist lace knitter crazy. How to make their SSKs match their K2togs and making their YOs match in size.  I’ll tell ya the truth, there are three different tricks to making your YOs match, this is just one of them (I teach all three in Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks!)

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Tuesday Tip – Measuring Gauge

Tuesday Tip copyYeah, yeah, yeah (you’re probably thinking), I know I need to make a gauge swatch. This isn’t about the need or even the how, but the what the heck do you do when . . . .

Measuring in Knitting – The X-Ray

So as many of you that have taken my gauge class knows, I’m not a fan of just measuring the entire width of a swatch to get your gauge. This method (for me) has proven to be very inaccurate, especially when designing a garment in negative ease where the gauge will really matter.

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