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Knit Design Tips—How I design a top-down raglan pullover July 22, 2015 09:11

There's one special thing about raglan sweaters that I see overlooked in so many designs.

This one special thing is the depth of the back neck. This is determined by how many stitches are cast on for the sleeves at the neck edge. Half of the sleeve cast-on measurement determines the back neck depth (and the front neck depth if it is worked the same as the back). This measurement, when added to… Read more

New Pattern - Karuna Shrug July 20, 2015 10:13

New for July, 2015!
Karuna is crocheted using motif squares that are joined together as they are being created. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for each motif. Edging is worked around the body and sleeves, with a picot edge, for an elegant touch. Read more.







Knit Design Tips—Designing Full Time - A Success Story July 09, 2015 07:28

Designing Full Time - A Success Story by Kristen TenDykeBelieve it or not, I just began designing full-time in 2015. In 2010, I had the dream of someday designing full time, I quit my day job and began working as a freelance technical editor. I considered my knit and crochet designing as a hobby… Read more



Tutorial—Circular Tubular Cast-on Method June 17, 2015 04:31 1 Comment

This technique is used to create a smooth edge at the cast-on. It has a little elasticity and feels nice against the skin. Choose this cast-on method when the stitch pattern just after the cast-on will be k1, p1 ribbing. Read more



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