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Twisted Stitch Knitting and . . . Lace?

Lace knitting and twisted stitch knitting don’t normally go together, do they? Twisted stitches are used mainly on items knit with wool, which will really show off the highlighted, textural stitches that twisting results in. The yarn doesn’t necessarily need to be large-gauge; I’ve seen fantastic twisted-stitch mittens and socks. Some of you may be…

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Knitting Techniques: Finishing Steeked Edges

I got a text the other day from one of my knitting friends. it went like this: Friend: Hi Kathleen! Have you done steeking?? KC: Yep. Friend: Sounds scary! CUTTING your knitting! May need your help! KC: I’d be glad to help and support you through the process. The first cut is the hardest, but…

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Heliconia Wrap and 7 More Lace Knitting Patterns

The moment Noriko Ho’s Heliconia Wrap arrived in the office, I needed to have it in my life. Lace knitting patterns are perfect for summer, and this one is just the perfect kind of lightweight wrap to throw on over anything this time of year.   An easy lace knitting pattern is worked in the…

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Knitted Pocket Techniques!

Pockets! Who doesn’t love pockets? I recall many window- and online-shopping occasions of finding a cute dress and then being delighted upon learning that it has pockets. It’s always a fun surprise when a garment has functional pockets that work really well with the design. On the flip side, I think the idea of knitted pockets…

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An Easy Lace Knitting Pattern: The Sausalito Shawl

How many times have you stared at a knitted lace pattern in a shawl, wishing you could unlock its mysteries? Or skipped a shawl pattern because it included charts, and you just don’t feel ready for charts yet?  Now it’s time to face your fear and face your lace, or lace up your fear! Love…

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Infinity from Three: The Stitches That Make All Knitting Stitch Patterns

I’m going to make a provocative statement in hopes of unleashing a storm of controversy. Here goes. Knitting only uses three stitches: knit, purl, yarn over. Everything—EVERYTHING—else is some variation on the Big Three. Once you know these stitches and their variations, you can enter a whole new world of knitting stitch patterns. Cables, bobbles, nupps, entrelac, and especially lace patterns…

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Knitting Stitches: How to Knit the Elongated Stitch

Hello Knitters! If you haven’t checked out Knitscene Summer 2016, you most definitely should! It is one of the most beautiful knitting magazines I have ever seen! Included in this issue is this beautiful piece-the Atoll Cowl designed by Jenn Emerson. This cowl includes one of those somewhat tricky stitches, the elongated stitch, so we will break down…

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3 Types of Old-World Lace Knitting

When I think of lace knitting, I usually think of a beautiful shawl or heirloom baby blanket à la Princess Charlotte. But the tradition of this type of knitting goes much deeper than that, with its origins in old-world Europe. From the Shetland Islands to the country of Estonia, there are distinctly different types of…

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How to Start Knitting Adventurously

Do you remember the first time you picked up knitting needles? I don’t—partly because it was 30 years ago, but mostly because it was far more nerve-wracking to pick up my first pattern. That  fear stayed with me through several early projects because, honestly, I didn’t choose well. When a pattern calls for size 2 needles, and you buy…

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When Knitting and Crochet Meet

Hi Knitters! My name is Sara and I am the new assistant editor for Knitscene and some issues of Love of Knitting. My first day was on leap day—and there was truly no better way to spend my extra gift of a day! I have been a knitter/crocheter for most of my life and am excited to…