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Fan the Flames Knitalong—Week 3: Time for the Perfect Finish: Binding Off, Fastening Off & Blocking

By Patty Lyons I’m so glad we had this time together — just to have a laugh or sing a song … anyone, anyone? OK, for those of you not old enough to remember The Carol Burnett Show, that’s my way … Continue reading

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Fan the Flames Knitalong—Week 2: Making Mistakes & Having Fun Fixing Them!

By Patty Lyons I hope things are going swimmingly for all of you in Cowl Land, and I don’t want to jinx anyone but … I wanted to spend this week talking about one of my favorite topics — mistakes. … Continue reading

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Swatching Part Two — Chart Reading: Flat vs In The Round

By Patty Lyons I’m so excited to see how many of you are jumping in and starting to swatch.  I’ve had some excellent questions regarding swatching flat vs in the round. Although I do swatch stockinette in the round (using … Continue reading

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Fan the Flames Knitalong—Week 1: Swatching, Chart Reading & Making Friends With Your Knitting Pattern

By Patty Lyons Welcome to the Fan the Flames Knitalong! Today we want to get started off right, which means swatching and design, but before we get started, grab a copy of Fan the Flames Cowl HERE for a limited time … Continue reading

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The Editor Wants to Know- Scarves or Sweaters?

With the fall season upon us, and depending on how you look at things, it’s that time again to either time to make a tried and true scarf, or pull out the big guns and create your annual sweater project. … Continue reading

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