Summer Hideaway Tank close up

Around the Arm Openings of Summer Hideaway

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An interesting conversation came up during the testing / TE period of Summer Hideaway.  How can the same pick up around the arm opening result in the tank and sleeved versions having two different lengths on the schematic?  If the pick up stitch count is the same, shouldn’t the schematic be the same? It’s really a nerdy answer, but in short, the proof is in the pudding.  See the difference when they are laid one atop of the other? The reason is it isn’t just a matter of the pick up stitch count, it also depends upon what happens to those stitches after you pick them up. On the tank, the stitches are picked up and immediately bound off (loosely!). …

Floral Chic tip

Tips for Floral Chic

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Creating petals and leaves in stitches was an unexpectedly fun experience, but also one with a lot of frogging.  So, as I travel the journey back through the process, here are some tips for you to succeed the first time through! Tip 1: picking yarn colors – check the grey scale. I asked Diane at Eco Stitch to pick out the colors for me with the caveat that they were 2 color families – I picked pinks or purples and green – and they were highly contrasting.  Here is what she surprised me with! Checking the colors out on grey scale reveals the amount of contrast between each color. When picking your colors make sure you have a contrast between …

circa 2013 - yep I was into intricate even back then!

How Does Your Garden Grow

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Stashing down for the move to Maine, I came across this beautiful skein of 100% cobweb weight linen yarn from a discontinued yarn company. It has been in my stash for years! And over the years I’ve tried to make several different design concepts from it. But nothing really stuck.

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/used in Terran, Slingshot, and upcoming release (prob 2023) Butterfly Dip Stitch https://www.instagram.com/p/CgPrDtrJeRl/ (air date July 20, 2022)used in patterns Butterfly Silk, Submerge, and upcoming release Cables 1/1 LC without a cable needle (air date July 13, 2022)https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf9zCZrJPaM/used in upcoming release and Slip and Rise Pattern Club designs, (and tons of others) 1/1 …

Autumn Come st close up

brssp3togpsso stitch demo

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The final video in the Autumn Come set is the brssp3togpsso.  This is the one that inspired that whole series as a tester said she found the others on you tube, but not this one.  The brssp3togpsso is a brioche purl decrease – brioche slip, slip, purl 3 brioche sts together, and pass the slipped brioche sts over the st just created.  Wow, that’s a mouthful!  It’s a good thing it’s easier to do than to say 😉.  The main question is when do you bring your yarn to front for the purling?  Both ways work, but my personal preference is to slip first and then bring the yarn to front.  Bringing the yarn to front prior to the slipping …

Autumn Come st close up

brssk3togpsso stitch demo

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After increasing last week, this week we examine the final set in this series for Autumn Come – 5 to 1 brioche st decreases.  First up, brssk3togpsso – brioche slip, slip, knit 3 brioche sts together, and pass slipped brioche sts over the st just created.  Since this is worked as a brk base, the st will already be in “brioche format” for the next pass on your CC rnd.

Stitches highlight brkfyof and brk3tog on Puddles

brk3tog stitch demo

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What’s an increase without a decrease!  The brioche knit 3 together (brk3tog) is demonstrated in today’s stitch tutorial.  This stitch is the companion to the brkfyof from the last video in Autumn Come. To work the brk3tog, insert your needle into the next 3 brioche stitches (5 loops because of the 2 companion yo’s present) and knit them all together.  It’s as simple as that 😊. Note: this brk3tog is working a sy1o, brk, s1yo together. In general brioche knitting, you can also work a brk, s1yo, brk together but will need to start with a yarn over to be set up for the next rnd of brioche. If working a brk3tog on a brk, s1yo, brk, there will be …