I finally have a yarn swift! I’ve been hand winding hanks of yarn for the last few years. In reality, it has limited my purchase of more specialty yarns simply because I had to hand wind it. Now I can wind my yarn with a swift and a ball winder and I’m so excited!! If […]
Learn why you should use a tech editor and testers when developing your beautiful pattern.
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I love using track changes in Microsoft Word when editing patterns. It’s so easy to mark a typo, or select a stitch count and add a comment like “I didn’t get the same number as you.” This presents the designer with a document where she (he) can see exactly what needs to be addressed. The […]
HOW DO I USE THIS??? Let me help you in this explanation for using thin-thick yarns. Also good for pompom yarn, thick slubby yarn, anything that goes from extremely thin to having thick blobs of yarn. I love art yarns. I’m attracted to them for some reason. I just love how interesting they look. Then […]
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A little chat about accuracy. I learned this in college. There is a difference in precision and accuracy. Imagine you’re shooting 5 arrows at a bulls-eye. If you land 5 arrows in all different locations all over the place your precision is off. If you land all 5 arrows in the SAME place, then your […]
Click HERE to go directly to the free blog post of the pattern. Click to go to Ravelry add it to your favorites/queue/library and purchase an ad-free print-friendly copy. One of the excellent gifts I received at the CGOA Chainlink 2018 conference was a free cake of Bernat Outdoor Stripes. I wasn’t quite sure what […]
MATERIALS Bernat Maker Outdoor Stripes, Bulky 5 weight (68% Acrylic / 32% Nylon, 249 yards / 228 meters, 8.8 oz / 250 g) Fresh Teal Stripe, 1 skein Tunisian Hook US L/8mm, (Optional normal crochet hook of similar size for edging) Notions: Scissors, Needle GAUGE 9 pattern stitches & 12 rows = 5” […]