Author Archives: Alexis

September Show & Share

Please let me know if I missed anyone!

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Sustainable Yarn Crafting

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my impact and my family’s impact in terms of the products we use, and particularly the ones we dispose.  Since digging into this, it’s feeling for me very much like a party I am SUPER late to, but one whose block-rockin’ beats I’ve been hearing in my periphery […]

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Crochet Basket Using Plastic Shopping Bags for the core

This month I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make my crafts more eco-friendly.  One thing in particular I try to combat in my house is plastic shopping bags.  Despite the fact that I have been using cloth shopping bags for years, I can’t seem to completely eliminate the plastic ones from my life.  […]

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Cineprismatic Shawl Errata

For copies of patterns downloaded or purchased in hard copy before April 15th, 2018, Rows 7 & 15 in Section 1 – Mini Coloured Honeycomb should read as follows: Row 7: K2 MC, P1 MC, P2 CC, P1 MC, *Sl M, P2 MC, P2 CC, P1 MC, rep from * 4 more times, K2 MC. […]

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Attaching Edgings – Knit & Crochet

Many knitting books devoted to edgings still advise that you’ll need to seam the edging to your project.  Unless they’re referring to attaching knit or crocheted edging to a woven commercial fabric, this just isn’t true.  This misconception about how to you must attach edgings is a particular pet-peeve of mine; after all, crocheters would […]

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June Show & Share

Alfie brought in multiple bags of projects to share in June! Here are just a few we snapped pictures of:

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Oceanwind Knits – Resources for Knit Design

At our May meeting, Yarn Club enjoyed a great discussion with Lori Law of Oceanwind Knits about the ins & outs of knitwear design and pattern publication.  Here are the resources Lori shared with us after her talk: Stitch pattern ‘dictionaries’ are the backbone of knitting design. Books I use regularly : Ann Budd’s “Handy Books” […]

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May Yarn Club Show & Share

So many great projects and patterns this month!

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The Baby Sock Reading Challenge & How to “Read” Your Knitting

If you’re just starting out, or don’t know what I mean by “reading” your knitting, let me first direct you to these two excellent series of blog posts: “Reading” Your Knitting (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Talena Winters The Secret to Becoming a Great Knitter! (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Felicia of the Craft […]

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Alexis’s Patternless Sock Guidelines (for the Baby Sock Reading Challenge)

This is how I make most of my socks: top down, heel-flap, decrease short-row heel, flat round toe – no matter the gauge, needle size or yarn weight.  I use the method described below to make the first sock, then I use the finished first sock as a template to make the second.  In all […]

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