Tips & Tricks

Spring 2018 CAL Part V

April 27th, 2018 by Edita
Seaming The time has come to put all the pieces together. There are 2 cuffs, 1 collar and the bodice. Let’s start by attaching the cuffs to the sleeves. Before sewing please pin everything together with the split ring stitch markers...

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Spring 2018 CAL Online –Part IV

April 20th, 2018 by Edita
CUFFS AND COLLAR Ok folks, while our cardigan is drying out on a blocking board it’s time to start working on the cuffs and collar. Since they are just rectangular pieces of fabrics, you can be as creative with them as...

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Spring 2018 CAL Online–Part II

March 30th, 2018 by Edita
Fisher’s Island Cardigan Part II: Starting your project Look at the schematic: What do you notice? First, the cardigan is made in one piece. And second, it starts at the right sleeve and is worked across the body to the left...

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Gretchen's Classes

Get Textured! Upcoming classes in textured knitting.

February 12th, 2018 by Ally Carey
We have a couple fun classes coming up at the end of February, all about adding surface textures to you knitting. Join us at our Manhattan Studio, and learn to make your stitches do tricks! Gretchen will be teaching two workshops,...

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Thanks to your ideas, get organized this year!

February 8th, 2018 by Ally Carey
There’s one resolution we make year after year: to finally organize our yarn, and stop the stash creep from taking over the world. We asked our Instagram followers for their best ideas, and received hundreds of comments! It was a fantastic...

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Lily Chin Master Class, Sun. 3/4

December 26th, 2017 by Ally Carey
Lily Chin is a Master Knitter, has won titles as the world’s fastest crocheter, and has been designing in knits for a quarter of a century! Her books have been staples on the shelves of yarn enthusiasts, from ‘The Urban Knitter’,...

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How to Read a Crochet Pattern

April 7th, 2017 by LBYS Staff
Even if you know how to do crochet stitches, you may need a little help reading patterns. They can seem a bit confusing and daunting at first, but don’t worry, you can do it if you practice! Let’s get started. Terminology...

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How To Knit Three Different Cast-Ons

April 5th, 2017 by LBYS Staff
When you’re first learning to knit, you probably learn one cast-on method that becomes your personal go-to. There’s nothing wrong with that, but did you know there are several different ways to cast on? They all look a little different and...

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What is Entrelac Knitting?

March 14th, 2017 by LBYS Staff
Entrelac knitting is a cool way to create textured fabric that looks woven. It seems extremely complicated, and indeed is one of the more advanced techniques to learn, but once you sit down and do it, it actually isn’t that hard...

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Shape Your Knitting by Adding Bust Darts

February 23rd, 2017 by LBYS Staff
If you’re a bit more curvy than others, you may want to make the occasional adjustment to a sweater pattern. Fortunately, in most garments it’s as simple as adding a bust dart in the right spot, creating a little extra space and...

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