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by Meg Bateman July 01, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments
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Learn two techniques for making your sweaters look professional: using backing buttons and adding a phony seam. All sweater knitters should have these skills in their toolbox.
by Kathleen Cubley May 20, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments
Kelley just finished a pair of Skimmer Socks by Sheila Toy Strombetzg. These are great when you don't want your socks to show very much, because they're almost invisible under your shoes. I especially love this style because I'm a clog wearer, and these come up lower on the top of the foot, so they don't show. Yay!
These and the Turkish Bed Socks are my favorite knit sock patterns to wear with clogs.
by Kathleen Cubley May 14, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments
Short socks, or footies, as some like to call them, are great for summertime (or anytime, really) knitting. They're a small, super-portable projects, and there are so many designs to choose from.
Kelley is working on the Rose City Rollers pattern by Mara Catherine Bryner. Make them two-at-a-time like Kelley did, and you'll have a pair to wear in now time at all!
by Kathleen Cubley May 08, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments
Kelley has almost finished her darling version of Susan Hickson's Candy Bear. She featured it on two episodes of Technique Tuesday, and it is the cutest.
This week, Kelley demonstrated picking up stitches to attach the bear's head to her body. She used this method instead of seaming the head to the body.
by Kathleen Cubley May 01, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments
Kelley's has a new granddaughter, and she's busy knitting her all kinds of little treasures. The latest is the Candy Bear by Susan Hickson.
As always, Kelley has lots of useful tips and tricks for knitting this project. One of them is particularly great—how to avoid some of the seaming, using Judy's Magic Cast-On to on the feet and ears of her Candy Bear.
by Kathleen Cubley April 23, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments
There seem to be a million choices for binding off knitting, and I almost always gravitate to the "regular" bind-off, passing one stitch over another. But sometimes you just want something with more pep, and the picot bind-off fits the bill!
This bind-off is pretty and versatile—you can change the look to fit the project and your mood. Kelley's here to teach you how to work two versions of this bind-off.