The Story of a Perfectly Finished Shawl

You want to knit a shawl.  One with a simple lace edge catches your eye but causes immediate misgivings.  It’s a bit out of your comfort zone because you’ve never knit or blocked lace.  However, you check the pattern’s stitch abbreviations as you’ve been taught to do and find that you know how to do…

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Why Choose One Needle Tip Over Another?

In December we posted about the value of moving more often while we knit, protecting our backs when we sit, and knitting on more than one project at a time using different sized needles and weights of yarn. Today we’ll share why needle tips make a difference, again with information from Carson Demers’ book Knitting…

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The Bias Leaf Cowl – perfect for all knitting levels!

Since My Sister Knits is featuring North Light Fibers’ yarn this month and since it is 15% off because we want you to try it and since I love it, I decided to put my other projects on hold and knit up a dear little Bias Leaf cowl to add to our display in the…

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Our Most Important Knitting Tool

You may be pondering about what is your most important knitting tool.  Most of us would come up with a variety of answers.  Knitting needles?  Gauge swatches? Patterns? A handy dandy fix it tool to grab dropped stitches? All of those are important but there is one tool we all have that we tend not…

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How to Prepare for Knitting a Dream Project!

Today we’re going to tell the story of Sally.  Sally is a newish knitter who is totally smitten with all things knitterly.  She loves to sniff and squish yarn, she has her own Ravelry account, she took our Learn to Knit class, and is eager to learn new skills. The other day Sally came into…

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Speckled Yarn and Plainer Yarn; How to Pair Them Successfully

We all have it – one skein of speckled yarn that caught our eye and we just had to make it our own immediately!  It’s absolutely perfect!  The delicate base color is dappled with our favorite bolder colors and the whole skein makes us cheerful just looking at it. The problem is what to make…

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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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