Monthly Archives: August 2013

Loose Knit Column

Many knitters find a column of loose knit stitches on the left edge of their cables. This common phenomenon occurs in knitting when transitioning from a knit stitch to a purl stitch. To minimize the loose stitch, purl the first stitch after the knit column by wrapping the yarn clockwise around the needle. On the […]

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Managing Yarns in Colorwork

Everyone loves colorwork but no one likes the tangled yarn it generates! Learn to knit tangle-free stripes and colorwork using these quick tips.

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Star Stitch

A delightful two-color stitch pattern that resembles crochet.    The pattern is similar to the daisy stitch and makes use of the Make One Purl stitch.  With a four row repeat it is easy to memorize and fun to knit!

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Navajo Knitting

This technique allows yarn to be chain plied into a triple strand without dividing the skein. Alternate triple and single plies for interesting effects without ever cutting the yarn. Warning – this is very addicting!

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