Fearless Knitting: Ravelry Revelry!

Ravelry is an internet gathering place for fiber enthusiasts where you can find patterns, yarn, inspiration, help, groups, and forums. Ravelry is fun, informative and is a treasure when it comes to finding patterns! We discovered this fun and colorful cowl made of chained strands while doing a search for a crocheted cowl. Perhaps you…

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An Excellent Poncho!

Every now and then a project comes along that everyone falls in love with.  It usually is one that looks good on all body types, is easy to knit, and uses a lovely yarn. We have just such a project in the shop!   It’s an intriguingly designed poncho by Andrea Mowry, Sheltered. There’s a…

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Build Your Bind Off Knowledge

Bring your bind off questions to our next Fearless Knitting sessions! Would you like to know more about stretchy bind offs?  How about decorative ones? Have you wanted to try an I-Cord bind off or learn how to bind off in pattern? Our Fearless Knitting technique demonstrations are designed to support knitters of all abilities,…

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Wondering How to Precisely Measure a Gauge Swatch?

The yummiest of yarns and a pattern you can’t wait to cast on are sitting in front of you.  It’s a small project, an accessory that you will love if it turns out to be the size you want.  You are prepared for success; your washed and blocked swatch is ready to be measured.  Good…

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Swatching Saves the Day!

You’ve just bought the most delicious yarn to make the perfect pattern and you can’t wait to cast on!  You have cleared your schedule and have a few precious hours to spend on your beautiful new creation. Then a niggling thought comes to the forefront of your mind.  It gets stronger.  And stronger.  You try…

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Cabling Fearlessly and a Christmas KAL!

It’s the time of year when our minds and projects turn to accessories to keep us warm and the upcoming holidays! We have two events to get you going! The first is our next Fearless Knitting topic which is cables! They make you feel so clever and are so much fun to knit but may be intimidating…

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Fearless Knitting: Mattress Stitch Seam

Seaming.  How does that one little word make you feel? Confident?  Or would you rather turn and run from the pattern? Our goal is to give you what  you need to approach seaming fearlessly! Jenny dug into our archives to find some popular classic patterns that are seamed.  This child’s pullover would be a good place to start. If…

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‘Bibs and Bobs’

In the shop we keep a basket full of small bits of yarn that we call ‘bibs and bobs’.  Some are large enough for a small  item, most have only enough yardage to use as a contrast or a sample to practice a technique.  This post is like that basket! My Sister Knits’ Olympic Challenge For those of you who finished…

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Recycle, re-use, re-envision, re-frog

Kate should swatch, but doesn’t.  It means that she has more projects than she would like that are not exactly what she hoped they’d be.  Sometimes the sizing is off, and occasionally the yarn would be better suited in another stitch or at another gauge. By swatching, she could get a chance to work with…

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New Fearless Knitting Technique

Shadow Short Rows.  Possibly your new favorite!  There is no wrapping, no picking up of wraps, and it’s a one row process that can be used in any pattern requiring short rows! Sock knitters will be pleased to know that this technique works beautifully with socks as it was created by Alice Yu, author of Socktopus: 17 Pairs of Socks to Knit…

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