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Free Pattern – Tout Boutonné Leg Warmers

Free Pattern – Tout Boutonné Leg Warmers To download pattern .pdf directly, click HERE Or Download at Ravelry Finished Size The pattern is written for a 14” calf and a 15” shaft. This is easily customizable by adding in a few extra stitches (3 per inch required) in the center …

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A Yarn-Bombed Life

Yarn bombing has been around for a while now. I remember first reading about it in Vogue Knitting, distinctly remember the photograph of an actual knit bomb they used to illustrate the article.  That picture exhausted my entire knowledge of ordnance in a single blow as I wondered, What the …

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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 …

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Book Review – Knits of Tomorrow

Details Title: Knits of Tomorrow: Toys and Accessories for your Retro-Future Needs Author: Sue Culligan ISBN-13: 978-1596688360 (pbk.) 2013 Interweave Press Summary A collection of patterns inspired by past advances in technology and science, e.g. sputnik, radio, reel-to-reel players, cassette tapes, robots, rockets, etc. Contents The book consists of twenty …

I♥Suspenders

Free Pattern – I♥Suspenders

I♥Suspenders To download pattern .pdf directly, click HERE Or Download at Ravelry Finished Size Adjustable size: Each strap is 50” long; width is 1 and 1/16 inches. Custom Size (details listed in parentheses): Length is Individual Measurement; width is 1 and 1/16 inches Shown in custom size with straps 38” long. …

Sunshine+Knitting+Foreign Films

Hooray For Warmer Weather! I could spend the next few months in anguish for my stored woolens, but I won’t.  Nope.  Being warm all the time is a wonderful sensation, and one of the primary reasons I love my sweaters.  Besides, sunshine and flowers and 80 degree days doesn’t mean …

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Free Spring Stitch Pattern – Butterfly Cable

Nearly Three Weeks Into Spring, and Saturday was the first day I ventured outside without my winter coat.  It was lovely.  Breezy, blowzy, with Spring’s trademark combination of post-winter damp and pre-summer warmth.  It made me want to dig my kites out of winter storage and go kite flying.  Because …

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Smart Knits

The smart fabric trend is definitely one of the coolest things to happen to knitting in a very long time. Smart fabrics, also called soft circuits or eTextiles, are fabrics and textiles with electronics incorporated into them. Electronics—like LEDs and batteries—can be hand-sewn into a nonconductive textile, or the whole …

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Can I Knit Myself a Car? Or a Space Shuttle?

I have knitting needles made from aluminum, bamboo, rose wood, and plain old wood and as a knitter, I have come to appreciate the subtleties of using these textured needles for different yarns. But I’m curious by nature. And when I heard about carbon fiber knitting needles, I couldn’t resist. …

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Free Pattern – Gardenias from Knitty Spring+Summer 2013

Gardenias Pullover Pattern from the Knitty Magazine Spring+Summer 2013 Issue Copyright 2013 by Ashley Dale. Like this:Like Loading…

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