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Tips with Trish – Knitting with Hand Painted Yarn

I’m an experienced knitter. I’m not a fast knitter and I am by no means an expert but generally speaking, I’m confident and proficient with most knitting. Which is why, when I made the biggest faux pas a knitter can make with hand painted yarn last week, I knew I had to write a…

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Tips with Trish – Weaving in Ends

“Weaving in ends is the best part of knitting,” said no knitter ever! There is something daunting about this sometimes-monumental task. You’ve put hours into your project and have finally cast off that last stitch, hurrah! Oh, but wait, now you have anywhere from two to a hundred and two ends to weave in,…

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Tips with Trish – Joining New Yarns

There comes a point in every knitters’ journey when they will want to move on from one ball projects, but many don’t for fear of not knowing how to properly join new yarns. There are many reasons why it’s important to know how to join yarns in knitting, and there are just as many…

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Wool Addicts Million Moments KAL

They say there is strength in numbers and anyone who has ever participated in a Knit Along would surely agree. There is something about the camaraderie that arises in bustling chat rooms and the knowledge that hundreds or more people are working on the same project at the same time that fuels the creative…

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Tips with Trish – Got Gauge? Here’s Why You Should!

“To save time, take the time to check your gauge”. We’ve all seen that on a knitting pattern at some point, but do we always do it? It only takes one finished garment that doesn’t fit to hammer home the importance of checking you gauge. When you come home from your LYS with your…

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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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