Category Archives: technique

My First Steek! (EEK!)

I am hard at work on the Ebba Pullover by Diana Walla. Steeking tutorials can be found at Diana’s website and on Craftsy in Beth Whiteside’s “Cut Your Knitting” class. Thanks to Spencer for all of his work filming and editing … Continue reading

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Riot of Color: Sampled

You all might remember my riot of color–the overdyed Fat Cat Knits SW Merino fiber that I was pondering on the bobbin. My guild-mates suggested a mach-up with some solid color; I was originally planning a fractal; and the color … Continue reading

Posted in color, fiber, learning, sampling, spinning, technique, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Washing a CVM Fleece

I thought my fleece washing days were over–or at least on hold. We don’t really have the capacity for the task (or so I thought): no utility sink; the problem of *hot enough* water. But Jennifer Rose Guyer gifted me a … 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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Combed! For the very first time . . .

My wonderful guild-mate, Cathe, lent me her combs for the week and I got right to work! How could I resist? It’s been a long road to combs, though. When I first started spinning and took up fiber prep, I thought … 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

Posted in 3-ply, Andean ply, bracelet ply, instruction, spinning, technique, tricks and tips, video | 2 Comments

YouTube Channel Launch & A Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to announce that knittingthestash now has its own YouTube channel! Spencer was kind enough to move all of my Melissa Spins and Melissa Knits videos over to their new location. (Thank you!) The channel will … Continue reading

Posted in experiment, giveaway, information, spinning, technique, video, yarn, YouTube | 13 Comments