Category Archives: instruction

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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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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How To: Spinning a Gradient Yarn

Howdy fiber folk! It’s Spinzilla . . . so no podcast this weekend (I am devoting every minute I can spare to time with my Ladybug–and family, of course!) But, *for* Spinzilla, I spun a gradient yarn, so, I decided to … Continue reading

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Stornoway Throw: Border Wrap and Turn

If you are making the Stornoway Throw by Anita Grahn, you are in for a real treat. The body is easy to memorize and the cables are fairly intuitive (with the exception of the Left and Right cable corners, which … Continue reading

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Cable On! And Help with Cable Corners

As I’ve mentioned a few times, my blanket-a-year project for 2016 is the Stornoway Throw by Anita Grahn. It’s a bit behind (a few other projects took precedence)  . . . but now, I’m back on track and cabling up a … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Bracelet Plying a 3-Ply Yarn

**Help me celebrate the knittingthestash YouTube channel launch: visit the blogpost OR the channel and enter to win an awesome one-of-a-kind handspun skein of yarn!  All you have to do is leave a comment in either place! The drawing will be this … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Adapting a Pattern

Hot Pantz Math was so much fun that I asked my better half (and video-maker husband) to whip up a quick instructional video for  posterity. I am proud to present another installment in what he has termed the “Melissa Knits/Melissa … Continue reading

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