Monthly Archives: April 2011

Intarsia

Intarsia allows for separate areas of color within a knitted piece. Each color area has its own skein or bobbin of yarn allowing for long distances between color changes. Add lovely motifs to your knitting such as argyles, polka dots, pictures – the only limitation is your imagination! Watch this video to learn the basics […]

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Fashion Show

Stitches South was full of amazing events.  The fashion show on Friday night was wonderful with so many beautiful garments modeled.  The biggest trend in yarn that I noticed was the return to metallic fibers.  This makes perfect sense since metallic infused garments are all the rage in clothing retail shops.  I had the delight […]

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Stitches South

The best part of Stitches South was meeting so many fellow KAL knitters! A big thank you to all the knitters who stopped by the Skacel booth to say hello and show off their lovely projects. I adore making new friends online and it is a real treat to hug them in person. I met […]

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Wrap and Turn (W&T)

A wrap and turn is used in short row shaping and this simple technique can be a source of confusion for many knitters. Take the mystery out of the W&T with this video that demonstrates the wrap and turn on the knit and purl side of your work.

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Picking Up Wraps

Easily pick up your wraps in short row knitting after watching this video. Get a close up view picking up wraps on both the knit and purl sides. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the simplicity of this technique.

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Two At A Time – Cuff Down Socks

Knitting cuff down socks can be twice as fun when you knit them two at at time. This video demonstrates how to cast on and knit two top down socks at once using the magi loop method. When you finish the toes you have a complete pair!

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Two At A Time – Toe Up Socks

No more orphan socks! Knit both of your socks at one time and you have a pair completed when you bind off. This video demonstrates how to cast on for two toe up socks at once using Judy’s magic cast on. This method is suitable for magic loop knitting or two circs. There are no […]

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