Author: Kathleen Cubley

How to Pick Up Stitches Correctly and Evenly

How to Pick Up Stitches Correctly and Evenly Picking up stitches is something knitters have to do in just about every garment they knit. It’s how you get stitches on the needle to knit button bands, neck bands, sleeves knit from the top down, and many decorative edgings. In the pattern below, 3240 Poncho with Sleeves, stitches are picked up for the turtleneck, the hem, and the sleeves. In my classes, I get asked all the time about the difference between the directions “pick up stitches” and “pick up and knit stitches” Technically, “picking up stitches” means putting already...

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Galway Cabled Tunic: Cabling Tips & Tricks

Cabling Tips & Tricks with the Galway Cabled Tunic A perfect cardigan is a must-have for every wardrobe. It’s versatile, spans the seasons, and works with just about any outfit. The Tunic Length Cardigan with Cables fits the bill! It’s an open cardigan, meaning no buttons or other closures, and features beautiful cables that run the entire length of both fronts. These are really gorgeous cable panels, reminiscent of the classic Celtic knot. A twisted-stitch frames the more intricate cable in the center of each panel; the twisted stitch is a great stitch to have in your knitter’s tool...

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