How to Knit a Seamless I-Cord Bind-Off in the Round

by Meg Bateman September 24, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

The I-Cord Bind-Off adds a lovely finishing edge to your knitted projects, especially shawls! But what about projects done in the round like cowls and ponchos? In this week's Technique Tuesday, Kelley shared how to use the Kitchener Stitch to join both ends of the i-cord bind-off seamlessly! No one can tell where your i-cord bind-off starts and stops. 
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How to Avoid Rolled Edges With Your Knitting Projects

by Meg Bateman September 17, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

It's a problem as old as knitting itself – curling and rolled edges on stockinette or lace!Kelley decided to experiment and see what finishing edges she could use to prevent the curling without altering the look of her knitting project. These tricks for preventing rolled edges in knits will work for almost any knit project!
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Knitting in the Round – 5 Different Methods

by Meg Bateman July 29, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Knitting in the round is often the preferred method for making everything from hats to sweaters, but with smaller circumferences things can get tricky! Here are several methods for knitting a hat in the round such as using a 16" circular needle, Magic Loop, double pointed needles, FlexiFlips, and two circular needles.
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How to Knit the Channel Island Bind-Off

by AD Staff November 18, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley shows you know to knit the Channel Island Bind Off. This bind off is similar to the Picot Bind Off but it's a little more subtle in appearance.
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Knitting the Stonecrop Pullover by Andrea Mowry with our NEW YARN!

by Kathleen Cubley September 04, 2019 3 min read 0 Comments

Kelley is knitting the Stonecrop Pullover by Andrea Mowry, and she's using our new yarn, Sasquatch by Coeur d'Alene Yarns! There are a lot of skills to practice in this sweater, including short-rows, stranded colorwork, crochet bobbles, cables, and the tubular cast-on and bind off. Kelley shares some tips and tricks for a few of those skills!
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How to Knit the Left Twist

by AD Staff April 25, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley shows you how to knit the Left Twist.  This is a nice complementary stitch to regular cabling, plus you can add these twists without the extra work of using a cable needle. This stitch looks good as a border on the edge of regular cables.

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How to Knit the Right Twist

by AD Staff April 25, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Learn How to Knit the Right Twist Knitting Stitch Kelley shows you how to knit the Right Twist. This is a nice complementary stitch to regular cabling, plus you can add these twists without the extra work of using a cable needle. This stitch looks good as a border on the edge of regular cables.
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The Crochet Cast On - Knitting Tutorial

by AD Staff April 14, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

In this video, Kelley shows you how to cast on using the Crochet Cast On Technique.  This Cast On allows you to seam your edges more easily.  This is an unstructured cast on that uses your actual working yarn vs. a regular provisional cast on that uses scrap yarn to complete the technique.
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How To Insert a Lifeline | Knitting Tutorial

by AD Staff April 13, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley shows you how to insert a lifeline in your knitting. This is a great technique to use in case you make a mistake and need to go back to a previous row. You will have a secure line to rip back to where the stitches are correctly oriented and can be easily put back on your needles. It is also a great to use when lace knitting and complex cable knitting.
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How to Put Your Stitches Back onto the Knitting Needles

by AD Staff April 05, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Did your needles fall off your work? No worries! Kelley Hobart from Alpaca Direct shows you how to get your stitches back onto the needles quickly and easily.
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How to Knit the CDD (Center Double Decrease) Knitting Stitch

by AD Staff March 30, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley shows you how to knit the CDD stitch (Center Double Decrease). This knitting stitch is excellent for the bottom of a v-neck sweater.
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How I Made the Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry

by Kelley Hobart March 26, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

This super fun shawl has an even larger canvas for color play! This pattern includes a recipe, to make it all your own, or row by row directions for those who want to play it safe! Using yarn we carry in our store and background yarn from my stash, I was able to make this beautiful shawl for around $30.
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