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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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    Playing with Colours

    Following some comments and emails, I’ve cleaned up the vector file I used to test out colour combos: Download ‘League Colours.pdf’ It is an acrobat pdf file, but I’ve saved it with the option to preserve vector editing. I don’t use inkscape, so I do not know if it can open pdf files. In Illustrator, you can try out colours by selecting

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    Colour Options for League

    A couple of days ago, Ginger posted on Instagram that she was trying to figure out a colour scheme for League. League, in case you don’t know it, is a pullover design from the most recent Brooklyn Tweed collection. It’s a colour block design which utilizes just a little intarsia; I know that intarsia isn’t many knitters’ favourite technique, so

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