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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.

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 she 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 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.   Japanese short rows can be substituted in any pattern that calls for read more

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. Feather Cardigan Wrap, a pattern that was exclusively designed for River City Yarns. DOUBLE BIND-OFF PHOTO TUTORIAL To work the bind off you’ll need three needles, one of read more

Procella

Procella

Little waves swirl around and around when you knit this hat and fingerless mittens set. You can choose to create waves spiraling in the opposite direction for one of the mitts so they are mirror images of one another. The hat band and cuffs are created by holding two strands together to make a sturdy fabric. Then when you begin the lace, drop one of the strands to make a supple, drapey fabric that slouches wonderfully when worn. The increases—which are required, to change the stitch count for the lace—make clever use of the double strands from the band. This set is read more

A Tempestuous Year

A Tempestuous Year

What an exhilarating ride this has been. It was about 11 months ago* that I conceived of the idea of working on a book with Felicia, featuring SweetGeorgia Yarns. Every step of the way was more work than I thought it would be, but I have absolutely no regrets and I would do it all again in a heartbeat! I swatched ideas and drew designs for a couple of months. Then we had several meetings deciding on just the right collection of patterns that would communicate a cohesive story of blustery ocean waves and how we read more

North Row errata

North Row errata

The Fibre Co has made some corrections to the pattern. They can be found on their website at this link. If you have a question about the pattern, or believe you have found an error while knitting Rathbone, please kindly email patternsupport@thefibreco.com and they will happily look into your query. The Fibre Co. prefers to respond the queries themselves. North Row Revised on 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 read more

Rathbone errata

Rathbone errata

The Fibre Co has made a correction to the pattern. It can be found on their website at this link. If you have a question about the pattern, or believe you have found an error while knitting Rathbone, please kindly email patternsupport@thefibreco.com and they will happily look into your query. The Fibre Co. prefers to respond the queries themselves. Rathbone Revised on 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) Revised on August 28, 2019 These instructions read more

Onomatopoeia errata

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, 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 read more