Category Archives: Tips & Techniques

Unbeaded Variation of Mosaic Knitting

I had mentioned previously that beading the slip-stitch Mosaic pattern is optional. So if you are just not into beads or don’t have easy access to them, I do hope you will nevertheless give a try at the Mosaic Basket … Continue reading

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Tips for Spot Weaving and Troika Technique

Tips for learning to spot weave and handle 3 working yarn ends for the troika technique. The practice project for learning spot weaving is the Spot Woven Dishcloth (free pattern instructions available here). To help you along and avoid pitfalls, … Continue reading

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Lace-Like Non-Lace

I call the method used to make this stitch “cross looped”. It’s lace-like because of it’s openness, but not technically lace. I guess we will refer to it as non-lace lace. How are you coming along on this month’s KAL … Continue reading

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Bonus: Adapting Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket Pattern to Make a Stole

Monika H. wrote: “Do you have a pattern for the feather and fan as a straight stole? I got 800m of 100% varigated color silk yarn (using 3mm-3.5mm k ndls) and no pattern. Thanks!” Outline for Adapting Elegantly Simple Baby … Continue reading

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Ideas for Beaded and Twisted Cords

A fun part of making a necklace purse is coming up with a coordinating cord to go around your neck. The Lorna’s Light pattern calls for a pre-made necklace chain or cord. You can purchase one, or re-cycle one from an … Continue reading

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Zooming Along on the Center Area

The basics of outside-in square shaped circular knitting plus a few tidbits for the ever-curious knitter … Once you’ve got the relatively time-consuming edging completed for Tea-time Serviette, you can zoom along for the remainder of the project. There’s nothing … Continue reading

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