Monthly Archives: August 2017

How to Steek for the Absolute Beginner

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How to steek - Cutting the steek - it's not as scary as you might think!

If you’re following me on Twitter you know I’ve recently cut my first steek. I had been knitting on the cardigan for a while and was both excited and afraid at the prospect of cutting the steek. It turns out: Cutting into your knitting is a lot less scary and much more fun than I thought. And steeking really isn’t… Read more »

7 Beautiful & Stretchy Cast Ons You Need to Know

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Stretched Jenny's Stretchy Slip Knot Cast On

I think we’ve all been there. You’ve knit a beautiful pair of socks, a hat or sweater only to find out that the cast on ended up too tight. Even though you had swatched and everything seemed to match the needed gauge. Some projects need a cast on with more stretch to it than your usual cast on might offer…. Read more »

Warning: Contains Crab, Wild Wolves and Knitting

So we’re back. And the vacation was great even though the weather wasn’t as good as it could have been. Tiny Wolf got a cold of course. But she spent more time being wet than dry, really. And she just loves water (in German we say “Wasserratte” to kids like that). Little Wolf can swim now. Actually, I should say, he… Read more »