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Technique Corner November 28, 2016

One common frustration faced by knitters is the discovery that you placed your increases in the wrong spot in the previous row.In this video Lucy reveals how you can ‘move’ improperly placed Make-One, Yarn-Over, and K1-YO-K1 increases without ripping out the entire row!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Fixing Problems playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Happy Stitch Mittens pattern is 50% off until Dec 1!

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Technique Corner November 21, 2016

Last week we saw how to do neat and tidy yarn-over increase at the start of a knit row to produce a decorative, lacy edge. In this weeks video, see how to do an only slightly less neat and tidy yarn-over at the start of a purl row.

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Increases playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Spindrift Necklet and Wristlets pattern is 50% off until Nov 24!

 

Technique Corner November 14, 2016

Filed under: Guest Post,Knitting tips and hints,Youtube Videos — jcw104 @ 10:00

Making a yarn-over at the start of each row of knit stitches is a great way to make decorative increases, producing a lovely lacy edge. In this video Lucy demonstrates how to make neat and tidy yarn-overs at the start of your row.

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Increases playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Paradoxical Mittens pattern is 50% off until Nov 17paradoxical_mittens!

 

Technique Corner November 7, 2016

In this weeks video Lucy reveals tips for making elegant sleeve increases that are easy to keep track of a breeze to seam!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Increases playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Pinstripe DK Socks and Pinstripe DK Mittens are both 50% off until Nov 10!

 

Technique Corner October 31, 2016

Filed under: Guest Post,Knitting tips and hints,Youtube Videos — jcw104 @ 09:00

Every knitter can benefit from a better understanding of the basic structure of their knitting. In this video Lucy takes a closer look at knit stitches and introduces you to their upside-down friends, the ‘Australian cousins’.

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Casting On playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Pinstripe DK Socks pattern is 50% off until Nov 3!

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A Tradewinds History, part 8 October 30, 2016

Filed under: Guest Post,Tradewind Knitwear Designs history — codeandknit @ 18:04

Hello, my ‘normal’ life is back!

My husband has recovered from his broken ribs, so life is returning to “as we were”. Except…just as I was girding my loins to get back to blog writing earlier this week, my computer died: A horrible dead black screen with a few green bits saying “Error…”.

My son and I took it apart, discovered water on the video card, dried it off carefully (and hoped for the best), let it rest for a few days to make sure it was dry, repaired the leak in the water-cooling system by replacing the cracked O-ring, and here we are, four days later, with the computer working again. Having a water-cooled machine makes for a delightfully silent computer, but there is the flooding hazard!

 

The Dawning of the Age of the Internet

Lucy continued to write wonderfully knitting-engineer-worthy patterns and continued to teach classes, becoming more expert in each. Natural talent combined with hard work can (more…)

 

Technique Corner October 24, 2016

A handy tip from Lucy Neatby for smoothing the join in the round when binding off circularly!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Binding Off playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Moonstone Scarf pattern is 50% off until October 28!

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