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    Calculating Yardage for Knitted Items

      A quick post today, because my dashing husband pointed out that I hadn’t written in a while. A frequently asked question is how to go about calculating the yardage needed for a garment. Perhaps you’d like a different yarn than was used in the pattern, have made major modifications or are simply planning an original design. Whatever the reason

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    BT Ganseys | Fairweather

    When Jared challenged the team to inspire ourselves from ganseys for an upcoming collection, I immediately pulled out a selection of books about fishermen sweaters from my library. I’m a book hoarder, so I do have a few. One of the defining characteristics of ganseys are their construction. They are often knit in the round to the underarm, then knit

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    Ryuichiro Shimazaki’s Shirt Pattern

    Last summer, my husband brought home enough fine shirting for 3 shirts purchased from Mink’s Haute Couture Fabric. The store, one of the last of its kind in Montreal, was to close and all fabric was being discounted. Even on sale, these weren’t a bargain. Not wanting to make any mistakes with Marcel’s fabric, I decided to practice by making

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    Short Rows – Yarnover Method

    This blog post is the second in a series of three excerpted from an article I wrote for Interweave Knits in 2004. Part 1 can be found here and part 3 will follow this week. In the yarnover method, the turning yarn is positioned on the needle when the work is turned, and is in place to work together with the next stitch (and

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    Short rows – Introduction and Wrap-and-Turn Method

    This blog post is the first in a series of three excerpted from an article I wrote for Interweave Knits in 2004. Parts 1 can be found here and 3 will follow this week. Short rows, also known as partial or turning rows, appear daunting to some knitters but are in reality very simple: work extra rows across a portion of the

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