Author Archives: Alexis

Grand River Stole Errata

For patterns printed or downloaded prior to November 5th, 2018.  The “Introduction of Eyelet Lace Pattern” section should read as follows: Row 109 (remember to K new MC stitch together with first CC stitch): With MC, Knit. Row 110: K5, *YO, CDD, YO, K3, rep from * to last 13 sts, YO, CDD, YO, K3, […]

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October 2018 Show & Share

We had a great collection of projects at the October Yarn Club meeting!            

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Yarn Substitution Part 11: Using the “Wrong” Yarn

As a follow up to my talk in May about Successful Yarn Substitution, I thought it would be interesting to consider in more depth the situation in which you decide to use a yarn that is completely different than the one called for in a pattern – i.e., the wrong yarn.  What does this mean exactly? I […]

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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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