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Learn how to be a better knitter or crocheter with these articles on techniques and theories.

How-to: Download GraphPaper (Excel)

November 14th, 2012

When designing charts, I always use Microsoft Excel. It’s easy to make your own graph paper: Start a new spreadsheet Ctrl-A to select all Format->Column Width and set to 1.5 Or, you can just download mine: Download Graph Paper (Excel)

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An Advanced Class inPicking Up Stitches

June 2nd, 2011

You probably have realized I like to design a lot of items that get knit in multiple directions. Elsewhere. Watershed. Cloud Chaser. You get the picture. Some of the time, it’s extremely important to pick up the “right” number of stitches. For example, when working the front panels of Cloud Chaser, one must pick up […]

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picking up stitches

November 22nd, 2010

Last night, I cast on for a second Watershed. I’m teaching a class in St. Charles next weekend, and because I sold my sample out to Lettuce Knit, I need a finished one that we can try on and investigate, as we work through the introduction to the pattern. You may think that knitting from […]

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how to video: provisionalcast on for knitting

November 2nd, 2010

This short video goes through the steps to do a nice provisional cast on, using two circular knitting needles.

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Brunello – WorkingThose Tuck Stitches

September 24th, 2010

In the time I’ve been on vacation in good old St. Charles, I’ve received a few questions on how to work those darn tuck stitches on the back of Brunello. Lets look at the larger tuck, the Tuck 5, and break it down. I know this needs pictures and maybe a video, and I’ll hopefully […]

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