Knitting The Capitol Hat – Tips for the Perfect Fit!

by Meg Bateman November 20, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

This week Kelley whipped up The Capitol hat by Hinterm Stein. This pattern is a lovely celebration of our country's historical architecture and is a part of a series of "Domes around the World"! It's a fairly easy pattern using twisted and wrapped stitches to replicate the Capitol dome.
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Basic Brioche Tips for the Matching Balaclava Pattern

by Meg Bateman November 06, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

It got cold fast here in the Inland Northwest, so Kelley decided to whip up the Matching Balaclava by Katrin Schubert to keep warm while walking the dogs. It's a quick knit in worsted weight that's perfect for those brand new to the brioche stitch. Kelley recommends using Ultra Alpaca Eco to knit up this warm hood. 
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Locking Long Colorwork Floats with Stranded Ladderback Jacquard

by Meg Bateman October 29, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

Do you get frustrated with trying to 'lock' long floats when doing colorwork? You're not alone! It's a problem knitters have tried to solve for centuries. While knitting the Alaska Hat, Kelley decided to use Stranded Ladderback Jacquard to lock her floats. Kelley used Starke 6 and Ultra Alpaca Light to knit this hat. 
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Easy Linen Stitch Placemats – Free Pattern

by Meg Bateman October 22, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley's latest knit holiday table decoration is the Easy Linen Stitch Placemat. These easy-to-knit placemats lay completely flat and add a level of elegance to your table that would cost a pretty penny at the store! The knitting pattern is available for free.
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Increases Without Holes! KLL & KRL + Knit Fall Decorations

by Meg Bateman October 16, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

This week Kelley got a head start on her Thanksgiving table decorations with the free pattern Cute Little Pumpkin Patch by Nimble Needles.This knit pumpkin pattern uses the increases Knit Left Loop (KLL) and Knit Right Loop (KRL) – both of which are practically invisible and leave no holes. In this week's Technique Tuesday, Kelley demonstrated how to make these increases and compared them to the increases she normally uses.
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Knitting Tips for Two-At-A-Time Socks or Mittens

by Meg Bateman October 01, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Second-Sock-Syndrome is a real problem! You finish one sock, and everything gets set aside before you ever get to the second one. By doing two-at-a-time socks, mittens, leg warmers, etc – you avoid that problem all together! This week Kelley shared essential advice for knitting two-at-a-time items.
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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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