Hour Four of Oven Mittens


I know! I promised to show you my progress on Vickie Howell's Oven Mitt(ens) last week but it turns out that some weeks I knit faster than I blog. So here we go, I've got hours four, five AND six to show off!



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Ignoring the Rules of En(Gauge)ment

May 24, 2016 12:28:53 PM

Gauge swatches of Varying Sizes


How do you feel about rules? Some people want rules because they create structure and others don’t want them because they feel restricted by them.


Knitting doesn’t really have rules. Yeah, I know. Right now you might be churning with the need to say “But---!” or nodding your head and maybe feeling relieved. But it’s the honest truth. There are however, a lot of guidelines out there to help you make decisions. One thing I hope to cover frequently on this blog are what kind of guidelines there are, and what happens when you ignore them.


Let’s start with gauge.



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Circular Needles: Length Matters

Mar 3, 2016 11:00:18 AM

 Circular Needles

 

When it comes to circular needles, length does matter. On Kitterly we've taken care of figuring out the best needles for each project so that you don't have to do any work.

 

On the other hand, we know that you might already have some circular needles sitting at home that you want to use. In this post I’ll go over which length needles go best with which projects.

 


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5 Essential Notions for Beginners

Feb 26, 2016 2:21:46 PM

 wall of notions



If you’ve never knit before you probably have never encountered knitting notions. Notions is a broad term for a variety of small tools and accessories that can be used while knitting. There are a lot of notions out there. A lot. In my years working at the yarn store I got used to the look new knitters gave the wall full of packets of notions.


“Do I need any of these?” they’d ask, clutching their yarn and set of needles and wondering what they got themselves into.


Thankfully you really don’t need many notions as a beginner. In fact, there are only about 5 that most brand new knitters really need. Let me help you get started!

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For our October Kit Club we wanted to bring everyone the gorgeous colors of fall and a great shawl to wrap around their shoulders as we go into the brisk air of fall. Melanie Berg’s You’re Beautiful done with Anzula Haiku are the perfect combination for the season.


In this post we'll go over how to knit the bind off for this shawl!

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October doesn’t just mean Halloween, it means walking through spider webs and catching the 8-legged monsters leering at you from the corners of your home. There’s no hope of escape, so might as well embrace the spirit of season with a hat that features spiders dangling down all around the brim!


In this blog we'll show you how to make them!

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When the Kitterly Team sat down to talk about what we wanted to include in our Kit Club shipments we knew Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails were a must. The colors of Madelinetosh are so inspring that we decided to create an ombre effect with the varigated and the solid hues. Stripe your Fancy by Alex Tinsley quickly became the project of choice and we think the yarn and pattern are a match made in heaven!

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Kitterly Helpful Hints: Adding Fringe

Aug 14, 2015 7:02:09 PM

We just love little extras, like pom poms or fringe! With our first kit club subscription we sent enough yarn to start and complete the Rivulet by Tin Can Knits

This shawl is simple yet intriguing with the use of knit and purl stitches to create a pattern that mimicks moving water. The fringe adds a bit of drama and helps with the illusion of a rushing river. Adding fringe to a project isn't difficult but we want every project to be a stress free as possible; It's the Kitterly way after all.

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Introducing: Kitterly Helpful Hints!

Aug 6, 2015 11:18:50 AM

Kitterly Helpful Hints How-To Measure Gauge


Have you checked out Kitterly's YouTube Channel lately? Not only do we have the Saturday Morning Knitting videos, our fun series showing how Kitterly could help you bring your knitting to another level, we are now debuting Kitterly Helpful Hints! Each video teaches a different technique, designed to help you learn what you need to complete a project and take your knitting to the next level.

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The nupp stitch is a quick method for making a cluster of stitches that pop out of your knitted fabric. The nupp stitch is used a lot in lace patterns, such as “Flan” by Heather Zopetti, to make flower buds, or berry motifs. It’s not as big or bulbous as a bobble, but it still adds a bumpy dimension to handknits that is quite charming! In this tutorial we are going to show you how to knit the nupp stitch so you can add it to your knitting playbook.     

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Kitterly Helpful Tips: Knitting Cables

May 17, 2015 2:38:00 PM

Knitting Cables, Kitterly Helpful Tips



The “Dream Scarf” by Blue Sky Alpacas features a wide ribbed cable that adds subtle texture to this scrumptious reversible scarf. The cable blends beautifully with the rest of the fabric by continuing the pattern while the cable is made. If you’re new to cables, or haven’t done them in a while, here’s our handy guide to knitting cables in pattern.

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Beth Kling’s “Aplomb” shawl features a dramatic edging that you knit onto the body stitches as you go. No binding off ‘loosely’ or unpicking a provisional cast-on, you are essentially casting-off while adding flair! 

The edging is not difficult for a more advanced knitter, and completely doable for an intermediate knitter who wants to stretch their skills. In fact, the chart and instructions are so cleanly written it's likely you won't need the tutorial at all! Nevertheless, we put together a quick photo tutorial to guide you through the tricky spots.

In this tutorial you'll see:
-How to get from the ‘Set-Up for Edging’ to cruising through Chart A
-How to join your knitted edging
-How to make and drop multiple YOs

Let’s get started!

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Posted in Kitterly Helpful Tips By Emma Gordon