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Perfect Fit Series: Taking Your Measurements

Welcome to the Perfect Fit Series! Over the past few months I’ve been hearing from a lot of you that the most intimidating thing about knitting a sweater is getting a great fit. So I’ve decided to jump in and give you as much information as possible about how to get an excellently fitting sweater….

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Top 5 Gifts For Sweater Knitters

top 5 gifts for sweater knitters

It’s that wonderful time of year when we seek out the perfect gifts for our loved ones to show how much we care for them. Sometimes finding the perfect gift is simple and sometimes it takes a little bit more digging. This week I have put together a list of my top 5 gifts for…

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Top 10 Fair Isle Sweater Patterns of 2014

top ten fair isle sweater patterns

Nothing says “December” like the recent trend of ugly sweater parties. The party where everyone dresses in the most outrageous holiday sweaters (generally fair isle style) for the entertainment of all. However, as sweater knitters our goal is to create just the opposite, the anti ugly sweater so to speak. This week I have put…

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Top 5 Design Books for Sweater Knitters

Top 5 knitting design books

If I had to choose just 5 essential design books to recommend to aspiring sweater designers which 5 would you choose? As I pondered this question I realized that I would choose one book for each phase of my design process. Starting with organizing my thoughts and sketches and moving all the way through yarn…

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Top 10 Party Sweater Patterns Of 2014

top ten party sweater patterns

This month is the beginning of the crazy holiday season! Parties tend to go hand in hand with holidays so I’ve put together my top ten party sweater patterns. Each of these sweaters is classy enough to wear to any party but practical enough to wear anytime! One fun way to dress up a simple…

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Sweater Yarn 101: Wool

fiber types wool

This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Sweater Knitting 101 FIBER” In this series we cover the different types of fiber that can be used to knit sweaters and why you might like to try each one. Welcome to the Sweater Knitting 101 FIBER series! Choosing a fiber type for your sweater will…

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Top 10 Cabled Sweater Patterns of 2014

top ten cabled sweater patterns

I absolutely love cabled sweaters! However, I don’t particularly love knitting cables so hopefully I can convince my wonderful husband (who loves knitting them) to make one for me this fall. I think the reason that I love them so much is they remind me of my favorite weather, cool misty days on the coast….

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Sweater Construction Methods: Raglan

sweater construction raglan

This is post 7 of 7 in the series “Sweater Construction Methods” In this series we take a deeper look into the different methods for constructing sweaters and the pros and cons of each method. Sweater Construction Methods: Set-In Sleeves Sweater Construction Methods: Dolman Style Sweater Construction Methods: Sideways Sweater Construction Methods: Circular Yoke Sweater…

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