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Check out what’s going on with Kathleen at the Knitting Daily blog. She shares her favorite knitting books, how-to videos, and knitting projects, plus talks about her works in progress.

Fix a dropped stitch at the end of a row!

How to Fix a Dropped Stitch at the End of a Row

I’ve been working on finishing my Kayleen Pullover, and last week I had a disaster of epic proportions: My needle slid out of the first stitch, and it raveled down several rows. This type of dropped stitch has never happened to me before, so I wasn’t sure what to do with all of those loops…

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Knit Shawls: Techniques you should know

Triangular knit shawls are beautiful and really useful, even this time of year. We have cousins visiting this week, and the weather has been abnormally cool. They’re from Southern California, and they are a little chilly! Luckily, I have a shawl wardrobe to share. All of us had knit shawls on when we went on…

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Knitted Brush Strokes

The fall 2016 issue of knitscene is filled with gorgeous designs and ideas, but I think my favorite are the four patterns by Beatrice Perron Dahlen, the featured designer for this issue. Of course the beautiful and striking black, white, and gray color schemes speak to me, but I also LOVE the designs themselves—the easy…

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Knit hats for days!

You’ve seen the headlines: Knit hats are hot! More than just a great way to keep your noggin warm, they provide a dash of color and style and are the perfect way to top off an outfit. Hats are often one of the first projects a knitter takes on (after a scarf or two!) and…

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Embossed Leaves and fall knitting patterns

I love it when one of our fall knitting patterns take the knitting world by storm. Rebecca Blair’s Embossed Leaves pullover from Love of Knitting Fall 2015 is one of those. It’s just debuted and already it’s super popular on Ravelry. And for good reason; the leaf motif is beautiful, and it really highlights a…

Ask Kathleen your knitting questions.

Ask Kathleen!

Now’s your chance to ask me your knitting questions! If I don’t know the answer, I’ll enlist our knits team to help me. Knitting techniques, patterns, stitches, knitting how-to, beginner tips, anything! Just ask your question in the comments below and I’ll answer one a week in this space. Ready? Go! Save Save Save Save…

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C’mon get happy: A knit cowl for everyone!

Some projects just make me happy. I love to cast them on and look forward to wearing them. Lately, it’s been the knit cowl and triangular lace shawl for me. I finished a small lace shawl a couple weeks ago—just in time for summer! But I put it front and center in my closet so…

Knitting Daily Digest: I want to hear from you!

I hope you enjoy the new weekly newsletter, Knitting Daily Digest. Each week I’ll be delving deep into a certain topic and sharing my journey with you. I’ll talk about a fabulous product,  new techniques, share a video, tell you about educational blogs and so forth. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask me your…

A beautiful cable knit sweater: The Cable-Down Raglan

Crazy for Cable Knitting

Cable knitting is my first love in knitting. That’s me, “crazy-for-cables-Kathleen.” The project I’m working on now is cable-less, and when I’m done, my next project, which must include cable knitting. I’m considering the Cable-Down Raglan by Stephanie Japel. This is an advanced project, and if I decide to knit this one it’ll be one…