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Tips with Trish – Caring for Superwash Wool

As a longtime fan of Cascade Yarns, I’ve subscribed to their monthly newsletter for years. When the March 2020 issue landed in my inbox with a spotlight on one of my favourite yarns, 220 Superwash Sport, and a feature on how to properly care for superwash wool, I knew it was something I just…

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Tips with Trish – Easy Two Row Stripes

If there is one thing I love about knitting, it’s how much there is to learn. Whether it be learning about fibres, techniques, pattern interpretations or mathematics, knitting always offers a new way to challenge myself. This month’s Tips with Trish feature should really be called Tips with Robbie as this one belongs to…

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Designer Spotlight – An Interview with Liz Fallone

If you live in or near Barrie, ON chances are you’ve already met Liz Fallone. The proud owner of Eliza’s Buttons and Yarns, Liz offers fibre artists a beautifully curated collection of fine yarns and buttons. Aside from running her shop, Liz also teaches classes and workshops. Where she finds the time to design…

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Tips with Trish – Felting with Cascade 220

We’ve all done it once…thrown our favourite sweater or pair of socks in the washing machine only to have it come out much smaller and denser than when it went in. When 100% non-superwash wool meets hot water and agitation the result can be devastating, unless you do it on purpose, in which case…

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Designer Spotlight – An Interview with Helen Firing

Helen Firing is a Canadian designer who needs no introduction. With a prolific presence on Ravelry, Helen has been published in Vogue Knitting Magazine, Knit Simple and in Cascade Yarns’ 60 More Quick Baby Knits. Helen has also been a regular contributor to the Estelle Yarns Free Patterns Collection since day one. How she…

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Tips with Trish – Lifelines

It has happened to every knitter at some point…you’re happily knitting away when you realize that you dropped a stitch several rows back. For experienced knitters, if you are working in garter or stocking stitch, it’s not the end of the world. But if you’re a new knitter, that can be terrifying. And what…

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Designer Spotlight – An Interview with Amanda Kaffka

This month we’re shining the spotlight on a Canadian designer who needs no introduction. Amanda Kaffka, also known as The Crafty Jackalope, joined the Estelle design team earlier this year and we couldn’t be happier. Already a well-established designer with a prolific presence on Ravelry, Amanda’s designs have also been featured in some of…

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Tips with Trish – Blocking Made Simple

Blocking…the dreaded 8-letter B word that makes many knitters cringe. Is it really necessary, you may ask? The answer is a resounding yes! Blocking is the most important step when finishing a project and today I’m going to show you why. There are many different methods of blocking, but I want to focus on…

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Designer Spotlight – An Interview with Jenny Gillard

As we continue our spotlight on Canadian designers, we are excited to introduce you to Jenny Gillard, the newest member of the Estelle Yarns design team. Some of you may already be familiar with Jenny’s patterns on Ravelry, her gorgeous patterns are tasteful and elegant and her keen eye for detail is evident in…

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Designer Spotlight – A Discussion with Trish Campbell

Trish Campbell has been a fixture in the East Coast yarn scene for many years, first as owner of Yarns On York in Fredericton, and now as a sales representative for Estelle Yarns. Oh, and did we mention that Trish also writes our blog posts (not this one, of course!) and the promotional emails…

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