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The Secret Language of Knitting: A Knitting Dictionary—The Letter D

The Secret Language of Knitting: A Knitting Dictionary—The Letter D

A Knitting Dictionary—The Letter D is part of a series of posts that will eventually make up the Complete Knitting Dictionary a comprehensive knitter’s resource! decrease A manipulation of stitches that reduces the number of stitches in your fabric. This can be used...

Christmas Carol for Knitters:  Finished Size is Based on Your Gauge

Christmas Carol for Knitters: Finished Size is Based on Your Gauge

It is the holiday season! And no matter what holidays you celebrate or don’t celebrate, you cannot help but be inundated with Christmas carols. As someone who loves to knit, I am proposing a new tradition of Knitter’s carols. Come carolling with my husband and me with...

Fiber Community Fund: An Interview with Founder Sultan Alrasheed

Fiber Community Fund: An Interview with Founder Sultan Alrasheed

When I first met Sultan Alrasheed, founder of the Fiber Community Fund and by met, I mean on Zoom, I was totally entranced by this engaging, personable and kind man. It was an excellent start to my very first interview for this blog. Talking with Sultan was like...

Going Postal Wrap: The Story Behind the People

Going Postal Wrap: The Story Behind the People

You see a gorgeous pattern, a lovely model rocking the gorgeous knitwear. You click download and you are off. . .. Like most of us, even those who create patterns on a regular basis, you may not think about the many people who have contributed their time, effort and...

Going Postal Wrap: The Story Behind the Name

Going Postal Wrap: The Story Behind the Name

This design for this wrap started with the yarn as do so many designs. My delightful introduction to Blue Mule Fibers A designer friend suggested Blue Mule Fiber's beautiful yarn. She was right. I went to their website and fell in love with the Lonesome Dove colourway...

Stop Doing List for Knitters: 9 ways to enjoy your knitting more!

Stop Doing List for Knitters: 9 ways to enjoy your knitting more!

Stop doing things that drain the joy out of knitting. The less we do of these, the more joyful our knitting is and the better off we are as knitters. You've spent weeks knitting the perfect sweater, but when you try it on it hangs shapelessly off your shoulders and...

This is Not a Shetland Shawl

This is Not a Shetland Shawl

This shawl is not a Shetland shawl.
This shawl does not use any mosaic knitting in it
I know, I know.
Why the heck did I call it Shetland Mosaic . . .

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about the Long Tail Cast On

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about the Long Tail Cast On

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyMc1GwLCrY This video shows how to do the long tail cast on. First is a very quick refresher for those who already know how to do it, followed by an in-depth discussion of how to do the long tail cast on effectively. In Brief Leave a...

Random Lace

Random Lace

Over the last year or so, I have become interested in random lace, that is lace knitted without a planned sequence of stitches.  I have a couple of random lace projects on the go.  One, I started months ago, where I did a yo and accompanying k2tog every time any...

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