Category Archives: tricks and tips

Knitting Tutorial: Slip Stitch Selvedge

Hi everyone! Here is a quick video tutorial about how to knit slip-stitch selvedges, that you might find in patterns such as the Foundry scarf by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. I hope this helps all of you who sent … Continue reading

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Sand by Kephren Pritchett

Kephren is a brilliant designer and tech editor; you can read more about her work on her website. I absolutely love this Sand shawl (made in Mad Tosh Merino Light)! I’ve posted elsewhere about the modification I made to the … 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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Re-Skeining Yarn After Dyeing

After dyeing up a storm this weekend, I needed to re-skein my yarn. It was a bit messy after it’s bath and bubble and dry. I usually tie off my skeins with 3-4 ties before any kind of bath, but … Continue reading

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Sand Shawl Modification

Hi everyone! And good morning! As promised (and with the designer’s permission), I have some modifications to share for the Sand Shawl by Kephren Pritchett! The shawl is a beautiful triangular shape with an undulating border and open lace work … Continue reading

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DIY Drum Carder Plans!

Hi everyone! It’s been about 2 years since Spencer and Steve built me a drum carder . . . and Spencer has just drawn up the plans!! So, I’m popping in to let you all know where to find them … 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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