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beaded picots, part II: bind off!

Earlier this week, I posted a tutorial on adding beads to your picot cast-on. Today, we’ll have the promised second part of the tutorial, creating a beaded picot bind-off. As with the cast-on, this bind off is a great way … Continue reading

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More edging tutorials: beaded picot cast-on

I’m starting to think I have a thing for fancy cast-ons. Today’s tutorial is the first in a pair, I’ll be showing you how to do a beaded picot cast-on. This variant on the picot cast-on creates a stretchy and … Continue reading

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tetris afghan tutorials: Long L

Happy midweek! I’ve been plugging away on afghan squares, which means I’ve also been plugging away at afghan square tutorials. This week we’re moving onto one of the fancier shapes, a more complex piece that really adds (I think) to … Continue reading

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tetris afghan tutorials: three square rectangle

Continuing in the theme of building on the basic square, this week’s tutorial is yet another rectangle. Last week we did a two-square rectangle, which is essentially two small squares knit at the same time. We’ll now extend to a … Continue reading

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Uses for scrap yarn: stitched cards (with tutorial)

This past weekend was Mother’s Day in the US, and I celebrated by making her a card: If you’re like me and you knit a lot, you probably accumulate a lot of short lengths of leftover yarn. If it’s more … Continue reading

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tetris afghan tutorials: two square rectangle

I did some more afghan work this weekend which means…another tutorial! Remember the small square from last week, and how I mentioned the small square is a building block for many of the other pieces? This week, I’ll cover one … Continue reading

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tetris afghan tutorials: small square

Yes, a tetris tutorial! I’m making good on my goal of knitting at least one piece per week. Last time I posted about the afghan, I know I said I was going to do a “new” piece, but I realized … Continue reading

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Holiday Lights tam tutorial: beaded bow stitch

As promised, I’m back this week with a small tutorial for the beaded bow stitch, which features heavily in the Holiday Lights tam pattern. For the curious, this stitch took it’s inspiration from the “Little Butterfly” stitch in Barbara Walker’s … Continue reading

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hemlines part two: making a mock picot edge

On Saturday, I posted about making a basic knit hem. Today, we’ll be doing a variation on the basic hem, adding a mock picot edging, like the one used in my Samantha sweater pattern. This variation gives a different and … Continue reading

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tutorials: making a basic knit in hem

As noted in a previous post, one of the techniques I’m using on the revamped Samantha pattern is a knit in hem. A knit hem allows you to create a non-rolling edge on your piece in cases where ribbing, seed … Continue reading

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