Category Archives: swatch

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 31: All Things Irish!

Episode 31 features all things Irish: yarn, dyers, designers! Oh, and some wool washing via fermentation! Yum! Come hang out to talk about LB Handknits sweaters, a beautiful FO featuring Jennifer Guyor’s Pace and Presence Yarn, and some fun things … Continue reading

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Episode 24: Expertise

Welcome fiber folk! Episode 24 is now live and I have a lot to share with you about the Knit Together Project, Spinzilla, an FO, and Spencer’s sweater–at long last there is a swatch! Come hang out with me for … Continue reading

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Sick Child, Socks, and Swatches

I posted a quick snap of Spencer’s new socks on Instagram the other day–I was so excited that @MissBabs commented on the socks (!) I’ve since worked the gusset and part of the foot and I have some things to … Continue reading

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Swatching and Spinning (oh and measuring feet . . .)

Thanks for all of the votes on the socks and hats challenge. I think we can safely say that knitters . . . do as they please. And it’s good to remember just how quirky and fun and different we … Continue reading

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Swatching for Sweater

I have some delicious mill-spun, undyed yarn from Feederbrook Farm that I am super excited to use. I have enough for at least one, maybe two sweaters and I want to try my hand at a natural color (with a … Continue reading

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The Little Swatch That Could

[Remember to check out the giveaway running until Aug 14th! Win a free Ravelry pattern!] *** Introducing the first swatch I have ever knitted from my homespun. I’m just a *little* excited that my yarn works for knitting and, in … Continue reading

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