Category Archives: techniques

Indie Interview: Jen Arnall-Culliford

Hello yarn folk! Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Jen Arnall-Culliford, who is an amazing designer, editor, and writer! She is the brilliant mind behind the Year of Techniques, a set of patterns and linked tutorials that can … Continue reading

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Episode 49: Books, KALs, and Nerdyness

Hello everyone and welcome to Episode 49! I’ll admit to getting a little bit nerdy in this one: We’re talking about stitch dictionaries and charts, Lithuanian knitting, book reviews, and modification KALs for 2019. It’s pretty packed in here . … Continue reading

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Stretchy Bind offs: A Comparison

I recently completed a test-knit that called for a stretchy bind off at the bottom hem. [More on this test knit once it’s released–I can’t wait to share it with you!!] This was a top-down sweater with cables and the … 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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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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Socks . . . Against the Machine?

While hanging out with some lovely spinning and knitting friends this week, up came the subject of handknit vs machine knit socks. Debbie has been working with Beth to repair and bring life to the guild’s sock knitting machine and when … Continue reading

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Operation Combination

I have made my selection and spun my first 4oz of fiber . . . operation combination is underway! Here is a wee image essay: the first two images are my two braids; the third is both braids laid out … Continue reading

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