Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord close up shot

Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord Video Tutorial

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If you saw the Stitch in Focus: Applied I-cord blog and want to see it in action, check out the video demonstration here: I think as far as tidying up Garter stitch goes this is my new favorite technique!  What I love most is how all the rough edges get hidden inside the I-cord. Ready to give it a try?  Check out Downtown Burnsville eBook.  Happy knitting! 

Starting Color Cascade a close up of the cast on

Starting Color Cascade

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The Joy of Knitting wouldn’t be complete without some brioche!  After some deep dives into the process (cough Autumn Come and Terran), I was ready for a vacation level pattern.  Introducing Color Cascade – an easy brioche asymmetrical shawl perfect for summer knitting.  One of my favorite features is that the edging is worked contiguously!  It has to have a little something, something, right 😉.  But this edging holds a secret, it saves you from having to pin down your unused color!!!  To help you “read” your stitches and get comfortable with the technique, I’ve filmed the first few lines of the set up. Check out the IG reels here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJqnzGrkb6/ – getting started CO – Set Up Row 2 …

Tassels

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Tassels and plant-based fibers can tend towards a bit of a love-hate relationship.  Love the look, but do they ever tatter quickly!  Without the natural felting abilities of wool and depending on the yarn twist, what looked lovely, can, after just one wash look like it was chewed to death by an active Great Dane 😉. Don’t fear there are solutions! The “ends” feature in the new release, Autumn Sense, in our Hems and Ends year showcases one very easy solution… Don’t cut the yarn… leave them loopy! Cut, bead, and knot – okay, I know this is fringe and not a tassel, but you can use it on tassels, too.  If going this route, you may wish to decrease …

Alternating I-cord Cast On

Quick Stitch Tutorials

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Have you seen my Instagram feed lately?  I’ve started a “WIP Wednesday” series of mini stitch tutorials.  Approximately 90 seconds or less of one of the fun stitches that’s currently on my needles!  Since these will show up in (future) patterns, this blog post is a place you can find the list of mini-tuts.  Check back frequently!  Brioche Two colors at once brioche (air date May 20, 2022)https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdy-uN-J_5l/https://www.instagram.com/reel/CosvGpsJFIA/used in Terran, Slingshot, and upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche brk5tog and brsssssk – 5 st leaning decreaseshttps://www.instagram.com/reel/CjVshWzDqym/used in upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche central 5 st decrease (air date Oct 12, 2022)https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cjob5kqpbLS/used in upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche Edge Sts – double stranding MC and CC (aired date May 12, 2023)https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJ1Czkpcck/ (part …

CC mini bubbles chart

Extra Bubbles

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Into the Unknown has been a year of unexpected blog customizations.  The newest release, Bubbling Interplay, has some fun options to reveal too!  At the bottom, a bubble of a different kind invites you outside to play. Same amount of yarn, more bubbles Little Bubble CablesIf you’d like even more bubbles on your Bubbling Interplay and follow the charts, print up these two snippets and paste them anywhere you want where there is 6 plain Garter in a row for 3 rows.  (Thanks to Denise who asked for even more Bubbles… more of the ones sized in the pattern won’t fit, but these little gems will!) Written additions – mini bubbles cover 4 sts with 1 st on either side …

Slipping on the cliff in Optimistic Elevations

Getting Over The Hiccups

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Starting off easy the first three releases (Shadowlands/ Shadowlands Headband, Love Letters Cowl, and Vertical Hiker) all featured 2 and 3 stitch cables. But in upcoming releases, the cables will stretch the imagination as the motifs grow in width. Having a firm philosophy enables the expansion into 4, 5, and even more st cables. The possibilities are excitingly endless!

Puddles with Shadowlands Headband

Grafting Trick

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One of the things I hate to do is undo the provisional cast on in order to graft. So I spent some time trying out different methods to see just how required it is. For visible seams, it’s worth it, but for ones nobody will see, check out this trick instead! Reel on Instagram The Instagram reel was filmed with dear sweet Puddles and since I can’t recreate that, I decided to post the reel into a blog instead of remaking it for you tube.