Category Archives: Techniques

Let’s Get Some Perspective

A few months back I posted about my patterns in the Spring/Summer issue of knit.wear.  Today I thought it might be interesting to have a look at those same pieces on a different model.  In fact I’m hoping that this … Continue reading

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Talking About Technique

The Fall issue of knitscene has just been released and I’m delighted to say that it includes an article I wrote on methods of decreasing in garments. The is the second technique article I’ve done for knitscene ––the first one, featured in … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to Backstitch a Collar

As I mentioned in the last post, one of the techniques used in my Lady Yak pattern is knitting a separate collar and attaching it to the neckline using backstitch.  Written directions for this method are included in the pattern … Continue reading

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Exquisite Buttonbands: The Holy Grail

Do you, like me, enjoy knitting cardigans but have difficulty finding the perfect button band?  Picked up bands knit in a single thickness so often droop despondently at the front of what might otherwise be a beautifully knit sweater and … Continue reading

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It’s All In The Details

What are the elements of a knitted garment that contribute to a superior fit?  As Catherine Lowe said in one of her fascinating Couture Knitting Classes, a successful garment should draw attention not to itself but to the person wearing it. … Continue reading

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