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February 2019 Show & Share

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January 2019 Show & Share

We had a surprise multimedia show & share item in January. Kris brought in her Dalur Design #7 Pullover that she had wired with LED Christmas lights!

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Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off for K1P1 Rib

Next up in my series of cast-on/bind-off tutorial videos is the Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off for K1P1 Rib. I love the finish on this. Many Yarn Club members asked about a bind-off for toe-up socks: this is my favourite. See the seminal work Cast On, Bind Off by Cap Sease for a K2P2 version.

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Double-Twist Loop Cast-On (or Twisted Loop Cast-On)

Tutorial videos have become a thing for me recently – in writing my patterns there have been a few techniques that I use frequently, or in some cases are unique to a certain pattern, that I want explained in a certain way that I haven’t found available online. At a certain point in my life […]

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December 2018 Yarn Club Show & Share

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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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