Category Archives: technique

Why the Ten Stitch Blanket has nine spirals

Recently I finished a Ten Stitch Blanket in Kauni yarn. It was a thoroughly enjoyable purl-free knit, and I love the result. Garter stitch projects like this one offer few serious challenges to the knitter. I have previously commented on the … Continue reading

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Ten stitches, nine spirals, one complete blanket

The Ten Stitch Blanket is finished! Knitting, weaving in ends, and blocking are all complete. I love the result, which is a 30″/76 cm square. The pattern is Frankie Brown’s well-loved Ten Stitch Blanket. The yarn is Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn … Continue reading

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Ten stitches, three decisions, one amazing blanket

At last! I am knitting a pattern I have admired for years: Frankie Brown’s Ten Stitch Blanket. The original, square version. I am using Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn in the colorway called EKS. (Someday, I’d love to know how these … Continue reading

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Fixing one’s knitting: not enough yarn to finish the shawl

Uh oh! While knitting a small lace shawl from point to point, I ran out of yarn and cannot get more of the same yarn. The second point is missing. The Mallory Hills Shawlette would be unusable without that point. After … Continue reading

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Cold weather brings seed catalogs – and warm cowls

The polar vortex is still with us. In the midst of really cold weather, the mailbox bears seed catalogs and with them the hope of summer. A page of zinnias seemed especially cheerful. I wanted more cowls and used the fresh colors of zinnias … Continue reading

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Do I have enough yarn for another row?

Knitters often have to guess whether there is enough yarn left to work one more row or one more round. Or should I switch to a new ball of yarn — or bind off — now? But I hate to waste … Continue reading

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Playing with color in knitting with stripes

A theme I see in the knitting patterns that I recently added to my Ravelry store is using stripes to add color. Here are three designs that use stripes. They many not all be the most obvious striping techniques. All … Continue reading

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