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What are you going to do with your Yarn Advent Calendar Mini skeins?

Look what I got! Yes, this is Pretty Strings’ amazing yarn advent calendar. When Karin, the inspired dyer, told me this year’s advent calendar is made up of five fading sets of five mini skein fades, I got all excited. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Beginnings! Create a Super-Stretchy, Simple, Strong and Sleek Start to your Stretchy Knitting Project: The Two Needle Slip Stitch Cast-on

A tutorial for a super-stretchy, easy to do, tidy cast-on with description, photos and a video. My two favourite types of projects to make are lace shawls and socks. Depending on how you work them, either project may require a … Continue reading

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Knit Now: Mod Squares Blanket Pattern!

    OK, the title of this post sounds like a directive to knit this Mod Squares Blanket (and please take it as such if you are inclined to do so!) but is actually meant as a description. I am … Continue reading

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Save Time Finishing! Weaving in Ends as You Go on Purl Rows

Weave in the yarn ends as you work to save time and sanity! Continue reading

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Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about the Long Tail Cast On

This video shows how to do the long tail cast on. First is a very quick refresher for those who already know how to do it, followed by an in-depth discussion of how to do the long tail cast on … Continue reading

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Yarn Basics for New (and not so New) Knitters 1

Yarn comes in an almost infinite variety and making yarn choices can be overwhelming, especially when you are just learning to knit (and sometimes, even when you are an expert knitter). Yarns vary in their fibre composition, their thickness, number … Continue reading

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Project Beginnings

Recently, on one of my Ravelry forums, someone asked whether when selecting a project we are attracted to a finished project or we are attracted to a technique and then we learn to love the project. While I can never see … Continue reading

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