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Double Needle Cast On

This is my favourite way to cast on these days. The long tail cast on is my ‘go to’ cast on but my cast on tension is generally tighter than my knitting tension. Originally developed by June Hemmons Hiatt, I use a variation of the Double Needle Cast On to consistently incorporate the right amount of spacing between my sts so my cast on edge is the same gauge (same width) as my knitting. This is a video I posted on Instagram (click the image to play). I’ve referred students to this video so many times that I read more

SSK & SSP Decreases

Video Tutorial The ssk decrease leans to the left and mirrors the right-leaning k2tog decrease. In some patterns we need to do the decrease on the purl side of the work—ssp. It can seem a little tricky at first so here’s a video to help you through it. ssk—slip, slip, knit Slip the next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time and, without twisting them, return them to the left needle then k2tog through the back of the stitches—1 stitch decreased. ssp—slip, slip, purl Slip the next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time and, without twisting them, return them read more

Knitter’s Advent Calendar

Knitter’s Advent Calendar

The holiday season is a time for ritual and tradition, and a time for gifts. In my family we always counted down the days to Christmas with an Advent calendar. I anticipated that tiny gift behind the door with pleasure and couldn’t wait to see what each day would bring. This year, beginning on December 1st, I’m starting a new tradition. I am offering a daily gift to you, a discount of 25% for a different pattern each day leading up to Christmas. Each day you can anticipate a new discounted pattern which I will announce on Instagram, read more

Onomatopoeia errata

Note the pattern number in the footer on all the pages. The first number refers to the pattern and the number after the decimal is the numbered revision (e.g. #33.2 is Onomatopoeia, revision number 2). Corrections are listed by most recent revision number. #33.2 revised on December 19, 2016 SLEEVES (page 4) Join ribbing and rolled hem Maintaining Wide Stripe Pattern, work an Inc row in next and every following 4 (6, 6, 6, 4) rows 2 (3, 5, 8, 3) time(s) more—44 (48, 56, 62, 56) sts. If you previously bought this pattern via my website, Ravelry, Craftsy, LoveKnitting read more

Double Garter Stitch

Double Garter Stitch

Video Tutorial Double Garter Stitch creates a deeply textured fabric that is also reversible. The result looks complicated but it’s really very simple to do. I do recommend paying attention though, since correcting mistakes is not a simple matter. This stitch pattern is the basis for the Breakers cowl, an oversized, cozy cowl in which to wrap yourself up in stormy weather. Check out these other video tutorials to help you with the Breakers cowl: Double-Wrap Long Tail Cast On for use with the Double Garter Stitch Double Bind-Off Save read more

Stitch Sampler Pullover

Stitch Sampler Pullover

I have a pattern in the Fall 2016 issue of Vogue Knitting and it’s been receiving a lot of attention. The Stitch Sampler Pullover is a relaxed, drop shoulder pullover with a modern feel to it. It has 3/4 sleeves and a wide neck and is worked in fingering weight yarn at a loose gauge for a comfortable drape. Stitch Sampler Pullover by Holli Yeoh from Vogue Knitting magazine Fall 2016, photo by Rose Callahan. Used with permission. The yarn is Ancient Arts 100% Superwash Merino and it’s just lovely to work with. Caroline read more

Centred Double Decrease

Centred Double Decrease

Video Tutorial I like using a centred double decrease when I want I nice vertical line. It’s a decrease that uses three stitches to create one stitch, thus eliminating two stitches. This decrease can be found in the lace pattern on Stormwatch. Eventide also has centred double decreases in the dips of the chevron stitch pattern. Save

100 Patterns (and counting)

100 Patterns (and counting)

Right Triangle Shawl The Right Triangle Shawl is my 100th published pattern! It’s fun to look back chronologically to see how my focus has changed over the years. Devan I began with baby sweaters when my own baby was little. As he grew, my patterns grew up as well. I began grading the patterns for bigger kids and then departed from children altogether when I started submitting to other publications. Entrelac Mittens That fateful day when I decided to answer a call for submission was really read more

Japanese Short Rows

Japanese Short Rows

Video Tutorial Japanese short rows are my favourite method for working short rows. They use less yarn than the wrap and turn method, resulting in an almost invisible turn. Need a pattern to practice this new technique? Try out the Ebb & Flow blanket from my book, Tempest. It’s the perfect beginner’s project for practicing short rows.   Eventide was also mentioned in the video. The shoulders and back neck are shaped using short rows.

Double Bind-Off Video Tutorial

Double Bind-Off Video Tutorial

The Double Bind-Off is a decorative bind off similar to the three needle bind off but it results in two columns of knit stitches that lay nice and flat. Here’s a short video tutorial demonstrating the technique. And for those of you who prefer a quick photo tutorial as a reminder, just scroll down. The Breakers cowl in my book Tempest uses this technique. I have a new pattern that was exclusively designed for River City Yarns coming out soon and it also features the Double Bind-Off. Double Bind-Off Photo Tutorial To work the bind off you’ll need read more