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    Crocheted Steeks

    A couple of weeks ago, a knitter emailed asking if I had any advice about finishing steeks. After I dug up the same garment she was working on to send her a picture, I posted the image on Instagram. Here is a tutorial for my methods, since IG friends seemed to be interested. A steek is a column of stitches

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    Hadley Colours

    I’ve gotten a few questions about yarn amounts used for Hadley’s stranded yoke – many are wondering if they have enough leftover yarn from another project. You may, but please either weigh or measure what you have on hand. I used 12g/37yds of faded quilt, 9g/28yds of hayloft, 10g/31yds of embers and 14g/44yds of birdbook. If you have a little more than

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    Review: Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook

    The weekend before last was the annual Sheep and Wool festival in Rhinebeck, NY. Julie Asselin, Hannah Thiessen, Norah Gaughan and I shared a house (along with Julie’s husband Jean-Francois, Hannah’s mother Gail and my husband Marcel). While there, Norah gave me a copy of her newly released book, ‘Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook’. I had gotten a peek last

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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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