Puddles spies IG fun

Instagram Fall Shawl KAL 2017

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Everyone needs a good shawl for Fall, so I’ve joined up with a group of designers for a multi-designer shawl KAL on Instagram – #FallShawlKAL2017! *The KAL runs until October 15, 2017 on Instagram. We’ve got great prizes lined up to keep the IG fun going through th whole event! Since it’s sometimes hard to get all the info into IG’s available space we created a Raverly group. If you’ve got longer questions or just need a place where you can see all the details in one place, stop by here.

Puddles pointing to optional strap on Ladies Night Out

Optional Strap How To

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Love Ladies Night Out, but need a little extra support? Puddles and I have you covered with just a few extra picots created with your scrap yarn! Check out the “optional” directions in the Finishing section of your pattern. Or if you are a more visual person, watch the “Optional Straps How-To” video below. Video Want to watch it directly on You Tube? Copy & paste this link into your browser: https://youtu.be/LlXeVfJHYlQ

Shoulder Short Rows How To

Sleeve Cap Short Rows How To

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I love it when you guys ask questions about techniques! How-to “blank” knitting tips are my favorite things to talk about because there are so many wonderful techniques in the knitting world and lots of different ways of achieving the same end. But sometimes a specific technique is required in order to stay true to the principles of a particular design. Such a case occurred when Ladies Night Out was in testing. One of the lovely test knitters said she was new to top down sleeves with sleeve cap short rows when combined with on the bias knitting. She found this tutorial so helpful, I decided to include it in the pattern. Happy knitting! Video Or copy and paste this …

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Declassified

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I loved seeing how a simple design allowed for such vast variations when each secret knitting agent brought her own vision and creativity to the coding process! Thanks again for taking part and bringing your uniqueness to the MKAL challenge.

CIA Cowl Shadow the Rabbit

FO Codebook

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For me, my favorite part about any (M)KAL coming to an end is the FO thread. In our current MKAL for the CIA Cowl, what I loved in particular was how unique and personal each FO is! All these different cowls came from the same pattern, but with yarn choice and code selection, each conceals itself in different environments perfectly keeping these secret knitting agents undercover! The secret knitting agents agreed to let me share their work with you… enjoy! (c)ElTelardeIxchel. Used with permission. (c)LisaDP. Used with permission. (c)Kristie1983. Used with permission. (c)sherimari. Used with permission. (c)erindee5575. Used with permission. (c)LaurenW13. Used with permission. (c)20Irene. Used with permission. Share your congratulations with those who created this fabulous codebook by popping …

Katrinkle owl buttons

Whimsy and Lasers the Eco Button Creator

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“Don’t play with lasers or sharp tools.” Sound advice for the masses, but exactly what this designer does resulting in the most adorable, whimsical buttons, gauge tools, removable stitch markers, knitter earrings, and other knit and crochet accessories! (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source Ravelry. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source Ravelry. Used …

stitch markers on WIP

Picture Stitch Markers

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In this digital age, it’s sometimes funny how you met people and become friends. I first noticed Leslie as the girl with the eye behind my fellow indie, Talitha Kuomi’s, pattern photography. We struck up a conversation and low and behold I discovered photography wasn’t her only knitting peripheral. She also just opened an Etsy shop. (c)Leslie – source Facebook. Used with permission. (c)Leslie – source Facebook. Used with permission. (c)Leslie – source Instagram. Used with permission. (c)Leslie – source Instagram. Used with permission. I happened into the “World of Stitch Markers” by having so many different beads and charms leftover from jewelry making in the past 10 years, that I decided to make some “Shiny, Happy Stitch Markers” to …

Secret Knitting Agent graphic

Back in Time June 1948

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PSST secret agents: if you’re taking part in this month’s MKAL, you may want to peruse this for some hints for the challenge in your newspapers! In 1946 the Iron Curtain bisected war devastated Berlin, separating the communist East from the democratic West. Shortly after the end of WWII, the relationship between World War II allies, USA & USSR, quickly disintegrated from frenemies to enemies resulting in the Cold War between the two powers. Just a few months after its 1947 beginning, we find ourselves in the conflict during which this MKAL is placed, The Berlin Airlift. Asserting their communist power, the Soviets blockaded rail, road, and water access to West Berlin – the Allied-controlled areas. The Soviets closed the …

CIA Lacing Graphic

String Theory

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With a degree in philosophy, you knew it wouldn’t be long before I had a “String Theory” blog. But, I wager, this isn’t going to be quite what you expected. Originally designed, knit, and tech edited WAY back in January, CIA Cowl MKAL languished as an unpublished FO for the simple lack of an appropriate hook. I hoed and hummed over different theme concepts, but lacked passionate conviction that any was the way to go. Finally, April arrived and I was still in a state of “undeclared” – had I been a uni student that would have meant an entire semester was wasted on extracurriculars! Desperate, I applied to my friend and design mentor, the fabulously wonderful, NinaKnits. Over the …