How-To

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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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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Learn How to Use a French Knitter with Our Photo Tutorial!

January 27th, 2017 by LBYS Staff
  You will need: Lion Brand Yarn of your choice (worsted weight or DK weight works best) A French Knitter (available in the Studio or online) Instructions: Make a slip knot. Place slip knot on one of the French Knitter pegs, with tail...

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How to Read a Yarn Label

November 9th, 2016 by LBYS Staff
If you’re just starting out with knitting or crochet, the label on a ball of yarn can seem a bit confusing, like you’re trying to interpret a foreign language you never studied. It’s full of new terminology, which can seem like...

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How To Make Butterflies with Slipped Stitches

October 17th, 2016 by LBYS Staff
Slipped stitches can create all kinds of interesting patterns in your knitting. Today we’re going to use them to make butterflies. This involve slipping several stitches WYIF (with yarn in front) to create what are called “floats,” which are then gathered...

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How to Knit Using Dropped Stitches

August 26th, 2016 by LBYS Staff
Dropped stitches are a great way to add visual interest to a piece of knitwear, as well as flexibility and stretch to the fabric. They’re great in tops, scarves, shawls, you name it. And they’re really easy to do! First, decide...

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How to Knit a Basket Weave Stitch

August 10th, 2016 by LBYS Staff
Basket weave is a great, versatile stitch pattern that works on a lot of garments. It’s a nice pattern to work flat for a warm scarf, or in the round for a basic but chic hat. Edged with lace or cables...

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Slip Stitch Sampler Throw

What is… Slip Stitch Knitting?

June 23rd, 2014 by LBYS Staff
What is… slip stitch knitting? Slipped stitches are simply stitches that are transferred from your left needle to your right without pulling yarn through them. Stitches can be slipped either knitwise or purlwise, meaning you insert your right hand needle into...

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First-Ever Fashion’s Night Out at the Studio

August 10th, 2012 by LBYS Staff
Here at the Studio, we are proud to be hosting our first-ever Fashion’s Night Out! Knitting, crocheting, weaving and crafting can all create flattering, on-trend garments and accessories and we’re all excited to share our favorite patterns with you. When you...

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Take Your Knitted Colorwork to the Next Level with Intermediate Fair Isle

July 19th, 2012 by LBYS Staff
There is so much more to Fair Isle knitting than just the basics! In this class we are going to dive into corrugated ribbing, a pattern you achieve by knitting all the knit stitches in one color and the purl stitches...

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