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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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    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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