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The Doctor is In

I have a friend who recently took up knitting after a 9-year hiatus. Since she feels like a beginner again she frequently asks me for help – which I am always happy to give.

She is so cute!


Adjusting Your Pattern to Your Gauge

We have all head it before – “Be sure to check your gauge before starting your sweater!”, “Don’t forget to work up a gauge swatch!”, “It doesn’t fit? 974 more words


When the Lights Go Down in the Craft Store

The square of the month I’m teaching is offered twice each month.  It is always the first set of students I have always experience some kind of excitement. 358 more words

Craft Store

Fastest Socks in the West

Small confession I will share with you up front – socks have been my nemesis for many of my knitting years. There are many aspects in the technique of making socks that I found hard to grasp. 411 more words


Emily Explains: Buttons and button bands

On our previous steek blog post, we received a great question about where to pick up for the button band after cutting your piece. 335 more words

Emily Explains

Emily Explains: How to make the welt in Tove

Yesterdays’s free pattern, Tove by Amy Christoffers, is a beautiful, easy lace top with welt details knit in one of our new spring yarns, Corsica… 151 more words

Emily Explains

Sharing the Knitting Love

There’s been a huge gap in my blog posts! Well, I wasn’t THAT consistent in the first place, but that’s besides the point. When I wrote the previous post on brioche knitting I actually designed the pattern for my new job – Knitting Instructor at… 576 more words