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How To Knit a Swatch In a Hurry

Before you knit something with your new yarn, you’ve got to knit a swatch. You’ve got to see it knitted up – to know what size needles it looks best on, to know how soft it is, and above, to … Continue reading

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Manage Your Stitches Right For Faster Knitting

Hi Y’all! Just a quick post today – I’m headed to Buenos Aires in a few hours (well don’t I feel like Carmen San Diego?!) to see some tango, visit the “Pink House” (the Argentine White House), and shop the … Continue reading

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Garter Stitch In The Round Without Purling

Who’s a cheater? I AM!! Here’s how I create lovely garter stitch IN THE ROUND… …without purling! Not that I don’t love purling on Magic Loop, but when I’m speeding along, knitting in the round, the last thing I want … Continue reading

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Traveling Loop Method For Magic Loop

Sometimes, when you are working on a large-diameter Magic Loop project, your loops of cable can disappear. You just have too many stitches to fit comfortably on a 40- or 47-inch needle. But you still want to use Magic Loop, … Continue reading

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How To Get Away With Not Planning

When it’s time to start a knitting project, we usually sketch out the basic plan and its objectives like this, right? I didn’t think so. As involved, expensive, and labor-intensive as knitting is (labor of love that it may be), … Continue reading

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