Author Archives: Kara


The Editor Wants to Know- What’s Holding You Back From Making Your First Sweater?

In this post I asked the question: Scarves or Sweaters? Many of you said “Why not both!” I couldn’t agree more. But what about those of you who are struggling with crossing that bridge from scarf to sweater? What’s Holding … Continue reading

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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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