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Cabled Decreases

Cabled Decreases

Video Tutorial Cabled decreases are an elegant way to knit double, triple and even quadruple decreases that lay flat. I like using them in my designs that incorporate English tailored shoulders. I often use double decreases on the back shoulder shaping and I find that cabled decreases are a sophisticated alternative for k3tog and sssk. This video, along with several more, was produced to support the techniques mentioned in my book, Tempest: a collection of 11 patterns designed by Holli Yeoh for SweetGeorgia Yarns. Special thanks to Felicia Lo of SweetGeorgia Yarns for producing read more

Spit Splicing Two Colours

Spit Splicing Two Colours

Spit splicing is one of my favourite ways to join a new ball of yarn when working with wool and wool blends. But what about when you need to join a new colour? I’ve developed this spit splicing technique that can save you so much time weaving in ends. The yarn you use needs to have some wool content for this to work. I’ve had great success spit splicing blends with as little as 30% wool, as well as with superwash wool. 1. Work to the end of the row (or where you need to join a new colour). 2. read more

Raised Increases Video Tutorial

Raised Increases Video Tutorial

Video Tutorial Learn how to do my absolute favourite, go-to increase—the raised increase. I use it in almost everything. It’s the least disruptive to the stitches around it and if only a single raised increase is worked, it’s virtually invisible in a ground of stockinette stitch. This video, along with several more, was produced to support the techniques mentioned in my book, Tempest: a collection of 11 patterns designed by Holli Yeoh for SweetGeorgia Yarns. Special thanks to Felicia Lo of SweetGeorgia Yarns for producing the video. You can view my photo tutorial of read more

Checkered Stitch Pattern

Checkered Stitch Pattern

For me, the iconic Canadian plaid is reminiscent of lumberjacks, bush parties, high school, and weekends at the lake. I’ve recreated it in knit form using intarsia and slipped stitches. There is no stranding in this stitch pattern. You’ll need a circular or double pointed needles for this is a swing style stitch pattern. Two right side rows are worked, followed by two wrong side rows. When you reach the end of the first row, slide the stitches back to the other end of the needle and work the row again. 1. The first row in each pair of rows read more

North Row errata

The Fibre Co has made some corrections to the pattern. They can be found on their website at this link. North Row September 9, 2017 Numbering error fixed in Collar. Rnd 6 should have been Rnd 5 and Rnd 7 should have been Rnd 6. Measurements in inches for C in schematic have been revised, cm measurements remain the same.        12.5 [13.5: 14.5: 15.5: 15.75: 16.5] in  

Rathbone errata

The Fibre Co has made a correction to the pattern. It can be found on their website at this link. Rathbone August 10, 2017 Schematic corrected, measurement A: 125 [133: 144: 155: 165: 176] cm (49.75 [53: 57.5: 61.75: 66.25: 70.5] in)

SSK & SSP Decreases

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 Needle Cast On

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 read more