Five ways with Shalimar Yarns

Another Way

Another Way

I’m thrilled to announce that Shalimar Yarns are offering special kits to make Another Way.

Shalimar have created five different stripe combinations to work with the pattern, all of them equally gorgeous. Not bought the Another Way pattern yet? They’re throwing it in for free with the kit!

Venice Beach

Venice Beach

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STOP! Step away from the pattern.

I like my patterns to be clear, so I’ve been chatting with like-minded knitters about the worst pattern-writing crimes we’ve seen. I’m not talking rare events; these are the annoying things we see far too often for our liking.

Here are my top 10 reasons NOT to cast-on a pattern. Come, join me on my soapbox. Continue reading

Foolproof Stripes

I’ve been blown away by the beautiful colour combinations, yarn choices and stripe ideas that the Foolproof mystery knitalong has sparked. I’m thrilled to see such fantastic projects made when the construction was a mystery. I know there are a few days left for the MKAL to officially run, but there’s too much to share already.

I didn’t want to single out individual projects, since there are so many great ones. But what I do want to do is think about what kinds of combinations work so well for this pattern and show some great examples. So if your project isn’t here, please don’t be offended – I can only a show a few and I loved them all! This MKAL has been a real masterclass in stripe combinations, produced by you, the knitters.
Ravelry: Jenastra's Cinnamon & Grey
copyright Jenastra 2013

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M1

Let’s get technical. I don’t want to re-invent the wheel; there is lots of help already out there. I want to pull it together so that you can find the best help through one page. Of course I’ll add in my two cents’ worth, though.

But where to start? One of the first techniques I found baffling was M1, or “make one.” This simple little pattern instruction hides a plethora of solutions. I hope this “menu” helps you find the best version for you & your current project.
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