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Tips with Trish – Reading Charts

I often hear knitters talk about charts, and more often than not it’s about how they don’t use charts because they think they’re too complicated or that they won’t be able to understand one as easily as they can the written instructions. This month we want to show you just how easy it is…

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Tips with Trish – Featuring Guest Contributor Lynn Cullen

This month, former Team Estelle member Lynn Cullen graciously offered to guest write our Tips with Trish feature on a product she has learned to never block without. Take it away Lynn! Nothing can brighten a gloomy day, quite like a skein of yarn in a richly saturated shade can. Even better? Knitting with…

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The Edit – Curated Patterns Featuring Cascade 220

Introducing The Edit, curated pattern e-booklets from Vogue Knitting magazine. Each booklet is a selection of patterns from the Vogue Knitting archive, carefully chosen to inspire your next knitting project. They’ve collected some of the most popular projects from top designers and the most asked-for project types for knitters right now and complied them…

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Tips with Trish – Knitting Intarsia

The colourwork craze continues to grow which is why the minute I saw my colleague Robbie’s adorable knitted bear I knew it had to be a blog post. Luckily for me, Robbie took lots of photos throughout his knitting journey and kindly granted me permission to feature his pictures as I walk you through…

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Tips with Trish – Cables Without a Cable Needle

This week I want to share my favourite way of working cables – without a cable needle. I should say right away that that this is not a time saving trick. In fact, you’ll probably find that it takes a bit longer than using a cable needle. So, what is so special about this…

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What’s Off My Needles – Joji Locatelli’s Grandpa Cardigan

There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing a finished project after months of labour, so if you heard a loud squeal of joy early Sunday morning, that was me casting off the last stitch on my Grandpa Cardigan. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every stitch with the beautifully crisp and robust…

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Tips with Trish – Knitting in the Round with Two Circular Needles

If there is one thing we have all learned from knitting it’s how to be patient. Depending on what is being made, it can take weeks or even months to see a finished product. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I crave instant gratification and need to start and finish something in a…

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What’s Off My Needles – The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

As summer approaches and the days get warmer, one can still feel a crisp chill in the air in the early morning and evening – the perfect temperature for the ultimate in-between-seasons accessory, the knitted kerchief! By far the most common accessory in my wardrobe, kerchiefs and shawlettes are ideal at this time of…

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What’s Off My Needles – Norrland Hat

If you follow our social media you will have noticed in early April our newest feature, What’s on Your Needles. We asked people to send in pictures of what they’re working on during this time of social distancing and the response was tremendous. We had so much fun seeing all your gorgeous projects in…

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Designer Spotlight – An Interview with Michelle Porter

Originally from St. Stephen, NB but now residing in Toronto, Michelle Porter is no stranger to the knitting universe. Michelle has worked in yarn shops, owned a yarn shop, worked for distributors like us here at Estelle Yarns, and now she focuses her time on her sensational design work.

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