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Tighten Up Your Ribbing

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Tighten Up Your Ribbing

I've had a few messages from knitters working on my Four Score sweater asking for techniques for tightening up that annoying column of loose purl stitches that often appear right after your column of knit stitches. Rather than try to type this all up I made a quick little video. I hope this helps! <br/>Two ways to tighten up loose purl stitches in ribbing. Please excuse the state of my hands - it's been a long, dry winter here in Montreal.

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Knitwear Design as Problem Solving

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Knitwear Design as Problem Solving

I was a teaching a knitting class last month and while we were working away on some short rows, one of the women in class asked me what inspires my designs. Truthfully, when I started submitting designs to magazines years ago, I was trying to come up with things I hadn't seen before. I thought that was my only way into the market. The results were... interesting, but lacked universal appeal. I'm still proud of those designs, but not many people opted to knit them.Now, I tend to approach design from a problem solving point of view - as much...

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