Category Archives: Better Sweater

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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The Better Sweater Series, Episode 2

This one is all about design and choosing the right yarn for your project! Come hang out with me and enjoy some time talking about fiber and form!   Show Notes: knitting graph paper Sweater Design in Plain English Burn … Continue reading

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The Better Sweater Series #1: Sweater Evaluation

Well, hello there, weekenders! The first installment of The Better Sweater Series is up on YouTube! This series is meant to accompany our Re-Make-Along 2018, but it will also have advice, tips, tricks, and hacks that should be helpful to … Continue reading

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