Category Archives: Better Sweater

Episode 45: Knitting Men!

Hello folks! It’s field trip time! We’re heading to the prison bus to talk to Metaspencer about knitting–men’s knitting patterns, men who knit, and some special hat designs! Then, it’s back to the yarn room for a couple of finished … Continue reading

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Better Sweater Series #5: Charting Software and Pattern Scaling

Well hello there! I’m SO SO SO excited to bring you the 5th installment of the Better Sweater Series. I have an actual, real, in the wool FO to show you . . . it worked, y’all! We have a … Continue reading

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Episode 39: Going Pro?

Hello Yarn-istas! Episode 39 is up and ready to keep you company 🙂 As you requested . . . Spencer is back!! He joins me to talk about going pro with hobbies and other loved activities. Plus, my Frozen Silver … Continue reading

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The Better Sweater Series #4

Hi everyone! I am a couple of days late with this installment because of the end of semester madness that was April! But here she is! In this fourth video in the series I discuss pattern writing, show you my … Continue reading

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Episode 36: Test and Sample Knitting!

Hello fiber-y friends! Today I am so excited to talk about my test knit for Albina McLaughlin of LB HandKnits!! The cardigan, Sunny Every Day, has been released and you all have the chance to win a copy! Albina has … Continue reading

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The Better Sweater Series #3 Body, Swatch, and Sweater Measurement

Episode #3 in this series focuses on issues of measurement for bodies, swatches, and sweaters! We’ll chat about how to measure your body, what swatches can tell us, and how to read the knitting of a sweater for clues about … Continue reading

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Episode 33: Keep Calm & Carry Yarn

Episode 33 features a cameo by Spencer! I discuss the calming effects of knitting in public; my Laitis sweater is finished; and there is a crochet dog bone to boot! Plus, a project bag review and giveaway from Bags by … Continue reading

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