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Stitch in Focus kfyof

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Today’s “Stitch in Focus” is kfyof – knit into front, yarn over, front. Being a recent bulky weight yarn convert, I realized that my old faithful 2 stitch increase method, kfbf, was noticeably off kilter when knit with bulky weight yarn. This just wouldn’t do! So for the Snow Gazer patterns (and future 2018 heavier weight yarn new releases… hint, hint), I switched to kfyof (and the corresponding purl version – pfyof). Prefer to watch it directly on YouTube? Click here to watch and give it a thumbs up.

2018 is just around the corner

Around the Corner

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2018 is just around the corner! As I finish preparations for next year’s theme and hone the “en masse” potential design ideas down to the actual design goals, I have 3 questions for you, my loyal followers, to help steer me in a direction you’re excited to travel too!! If you don’t want to respond below, feel free to PM me your answers privately on Ravelry! Note: for the first two questions, if you’ve not cast on that particular design, your feedback is still valuable! 2017 Releases for easy reference :-). 2017 Releases for easy reference :-). 1. What is your favorite release of 2017, thus far, and why? 2. What is your least favorite release of 2017, thus far, …

Mora Cast On

Luxury in Fiber

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Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! A luxury fiber like none other! Are you ready to have your fingers and FOs spoiled? Then this is the yarn for you! My Gauge Results Swatches fresh off the needles awaiting info gathering before a dive into the bath and block. Swatches fresh off the needles awaiting info gathering before a dive into the bath and block. Mora worked well on a variety of needle sizes! For the particular pattern I designed for the Malabrigo …

Snowstorm Quickies

First Snow

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Guess which is my favorite for surprise snowstorms? If you look REALLY closely you can see a snowflake on my hair… it’s tiny though, but it’s snow! Guess which is my favorite for surprise snowstorms? If you look REALLY closely you can see a snowflake on my hair… it’s tiny though, but it’s snow! With goulashes on my feet (due to the previous rain) and a smile on my face, we trekked through the neighbourhood watching the snow fall on radiant wet autumn leaves. Moved to praise God, my Creator, I’ve rarely seen anything so beautiful as snow falling on vibrant autumn leaves! Moved to praise God, my Creator, I’ve rarely seen anything so beautiful as snow falling on vibrant …

grafting made easy

Grafting Made Easy

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Once your done snip out, if you’re really fearless, or pull out the contrasting colour! More of a visual person? Check out my how-to here on You Tube! The pattern used to demonstrate the technique in the video is Seine Cuffs – Paris is calling! I designed these cuffs to conquer grafting fears before moving onto the Seine Cowl. Knit in just an hour, Seine Cuffs make the perfect gift-able knit, for old and young alike. Wear individually on one wrist or multiples in a row, mix and match drop cuffs with non-drop cuffs for a custom look all your own. Left to Right Top: Eastern Continental Divide (long), Pitch Cowl, Eastern Continental Divide, Thermal Lift, Brightwater (long)Middle Center: Seine …

River Run Farm and Macy

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Buckaroo Puddles sez: remember human your job is to stand there and smile regardless of what’s going on around you. Can you do it? I did my job! Buckaroo Puddles sez: remember human your job is to stand there and smile regardless of what’s going on around you. Can you do it? I did my job! River Run Farm River Run Farm Macy sez: I will nibble your arm if you stop whispering sweet affirmations to me! Macy sez: I will nibble your arm if you stop whispering sweet affirmations to me! Thanks so much, Helen & Bob… and Macy too 😊. Find River Run Farm at 2130 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604 in the heart of Valle Crucis. …

Artist studio video how to screen shot

Artist Studio Bind Off Video

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While your Artist Studio FO has no right angles, the knitting does! The unique aspect of Artist Studio is the continuous bind off method used. Utilizing short rows, the cable edge is turned 90 degrees, and then the shawl “body” stitches are bound off via decreases. Scary, right? Not at all! These are all common techniques used in a fun yet unexpected way. This visual demonstration is to accompany the full written and charted directions in the pattern. I used contrasting colours so the “6 stitch edge stitches” are clearly distinct from the shawl “body” stitches. Or if you prefer to watch directly on You Tube, click here. Puddles and I are here to root you on as you bind …

hoedown prize

Into the Dyebath with Ewe2Yarn

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Trudy’s Instagram account captivated me from first glance. After many moons of enjoying her hand dyed yarn eye candy, I wanted to know more and discovered she’s eco! Trudy graciously granted an interview… as well as a Hoedown Showdown prize! Howdy, Trudy 🙂 Howdy, Trudy 🙂 “90 percent below the surface” on BFL, DK weight. I love her whole Iceberg series! “90 percent below the surface” on BFL, DK weight. I love her whole Iceberg series! from Trudy’s Instagram feed. from Trudy’s Instagram feed. “Maples” on Merino / Nylon “Maples” on Merino / Nylon from Trudy’s Instagram feed – yarn show. from Trudy’s Instagram feed – yarn show. Trudy’s metalwork! Twig inspired shawl pins perfect for your knitting! Trudy’s metalwork! …