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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 …

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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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