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Knitting Ahead – Spring 2014

Notes on Pantone’s Spring 2014 Color Palette vs. Available Yarn: This post is the result of an entire evening spent scouring the internet for yarn colorways which live up to Pantone’s high standards.  Granted, I did briefly get sidetracked looking at photos of Hitomi Shida’s breathtaking designs.  But I also …

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You can’t mix dyelots? Seriously?? (Plus a Color IQ Quiz)

Okay.  So am I really the only one who has ever fudged the whole dye lot issue and used two different lots of yarn because the colors were the same?  And I mean, only when two lots really look the same.  I’m not kidding. I certainly wouldn’t risk the health …

Bridget Riley - Untitled (Fragment 3) (1966) & ModCloth - A Real Wild Cardigan

Art for Sweaters’ Sakes

I’m a huge fan of art museums. As a child, I was fortunate enough to have a mother with the audacity to take children to art galleries. There was nothing to do but sit still, look, and above all DON’T TOUCH. It became a game after a little while—how close …

Chev Sweater !

New Pattern! Chemise à Chevrons

Now available on Ravelry and RedHerringKnits.com . . . This oversized tunic length sweater features a v-neckline echoed by subtle chevrons drawing the eyes downward, creating slimming lines. The ribbed stitching on the hem is repeated in long cuffs, emphasizing the vertical lines in the chevrons. The front, back, neckline …

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Knitting a Picture – Photos to Color Charts Part 2

Where We Are – The first tutorial covered some basics:  tool locations, opening an image, basic formatting, and how to get your chart onto paper.  This time we are going to go a little further and actually alter the image before we place a grid over the top and convert …

Black and White Image and Chart

Knitting a Picture – Photos to Color Charts Part 1

What We Are Talking About: As knitters, we are compelled to be visual artists and big picture thinkers.  We look at a pattern or a yarn, and have a vision of what the finished object must look like, how it must fit, who it will be for, how much effort …

Pantone Spring Fashion 2013

Knitting Ahead – Spring 2013

I Love to Knit Ahead. It’s the sense of satisfaction which really appeals to me.  The knowledge that even though a sweater may take me two weeks or three months or a couple years to finish, it is done before I need it to be. With this in mind, I …

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