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Picot Hem Bind-Off: The Cadillac Of Bind-Offs

gray fingering-weight sock cuff with the picot hem bind-offBy Liat Gat - Founder / Bind-Offs, World Travels / July 27, 2012 / 157 Comments

This bind-off combines three things you love about socks, but couldn’t have all together until now: a picot edge, a hemmed edge, and the ability to do it on toe-up socks. Here’s how to create a picot hemmed edge at the end of your knitting.

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Heel Flaps Are BACK – The New “Faux-Heel-Flap” Toe-Up Sock

Faux heel flap for toe-up socksBy Liat Gat - Founder / Heels, Socks, Toe-Up Socks, World Travels / July 20, 2012 / 104 Comments

Wait – heel flaps are BACK? Yes, and better than ever. This integrated “faux” heel flap for toe-up socks lets you adjust for high insteps and more.

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A Perfect Detail: The Italian Cast-On

Italian cast-on edge on worsted turquoise yarnBy Liat Gat - Founder / Cast-Ons, World Travels / July 14, 2012 / 94 Comments

The Italian cast-on makes a stretchy invisible edge that blends perfectly into 1×1 ribbing. You can use it to start any ribbed project, like the cuff of a mitten or the brim of a hat. It’s a beautiful detail that will change and refresh your (otherwise possibly boring) ribbed cuffs.

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How To Knit The Ultimate Mitten Thumb, & Two New Free Mitten Patterns

Red worsted-weight magic loop mittens with hands holding a green appleBy Liat Gat - Founder / Mittens, New Patterns, World Travels / July 7, 2012 / 64 Comments

Ever since I designed my first pair of mittens, I’ve tried to achieve the perfect mitten thumb. The key is picking up extra stitches around the thumb and then decreasing quickly. The included video tutorial shows you how.

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How To Pick Up Wraps On The Purl Side: Wrap and Turn

Cedar Leaf Shawlette thumbnailBy Liat Gat - Founder / Short Rows, Tips and Tricks, World Travels / June 30, 2012 / 40 Comments

If you use the same technique to hide purl wraps as you do to hide knit wraps, it doesn’t look good on the right side of the work. This is the very trick you need in order to pick up wraps on the purl side of your short rows and keep your work neat and tidy.

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NEW: Easy Felted Fair-Isle Bag Free Pattern… And World Travels

KnitFreedom Fair-Isle bagBy Liat Gat - Founder / New Patterns, World Travels / June 23, 2012 / 19 Comments

If you already know how to Fair-Isle knit, this bag will be a really quick knit. It’s knit in bulky yarn and the chart just flies by. If you are curious about learning to knit Fair-Isle, this is also a good beginner pattern for you. Felting is also a fun thing for beginners to learn.

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How To Darn Socks and Fix Holes in Knitting

Darn Socks Repair Holes in Knitting Stabilize with Thread square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Heels, Knitwear Care / March 31, 2012 / 73 Comments

If you are wondering how to darn socks or fix holes in knitting, you’ve come to the right place. You can darn socks or mend any holes in knitting using this technique, and if you have matching yarn, you can make the repair completely invisible.

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Download The Aspen Ice Hat Pattern And Enter To Win Magnolia Handspun Yarn

Easy Knit Hat Aspen Ice Hat side view close upBy Liat Gat - Founder / Lace, News / March 3, 2012 / 219 Comments

The Magnolia Handspun giveaway is over, but you can still knit this gorgeous, chunky, winter hat worthy of the Aspen slopes. Designed by Camille Emond of Magnolia Handspun yarn, this free lace hat pattern is perfect for bulky handspun yarn.

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Watch Your Email – Magnolia Handspun Pattern and Yarn Giveaway This Saturday

pink and blue Magnolia Handspun Delphinium skeinBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / February 27, 2012 / 3 Comments
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Jared Flood Interview: Inside Brooklyn Tweed & Shelter

Jared Flood Sepia HeadshotBy Liat Gat - Founder / Knitting for Men, Liat Interviews Others, Yarn / January 20, 2012 / 316 Comments

Welcome to a world of pure American wool and gorgeous photography: Meet Jared Flood. The man behind Brooklyn Tweed scarf shares inspiration, design advice, and how he the developed unique color-palettes behind his new Shelter and Loft yarns.

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