Happy Stitches

Keep your stitches smiling!

Technique Corner September 26, 2016

In this video Lucy demonstrates how to seamless pick-up (or knit-up) stitches along the side of your knitting (very useful for adding earflaps, linings, facings, button-bands, etc.). If you haven’t attempted this knitting technique before, watch the video and prepare to be amazed at how easy it is!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Picking Up Stitches 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 Zig Zag Socks pattern is 50% off until Sept 29!

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Temporary hiatus in history blogs September 21, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — codeandknit @ 09:40

Not a computer crash

What has become of my semi-regular blogs, you ask?

A week and a half ago, my husband crashed while on a bicycle ride. Usually this is not a big deal. Even this time, he is not mortally wounded. However, a few broken ribs can cause a world of misery. (more…)

 

Technique Corner September 19, 2016

Double-stranded knitting, in which you work with two yarns held together, often results in a blotchy, unattractive colour distribution when done with variegated or novelty yarns. In this weeks video Lucy shows you how to control which yarn runs in front, so you can ensure your yarns are never diminished by being doubled!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s  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 Sizzling Hot Hat pattern is 50% off until Sept 22!

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Technique Corner September 12, 2016

As mentioned in last week’s video, using Lucy’s waste-yarn method of grafting to set in a sleeve leaves us with unsightly holes on either side of the grafted stitches. In this week’s video Lucy demonstrates how to eliminate these holes, leaving you with a virtually flawless underarm graft!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Grafting 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 Falling Leaves Scarf pattern is half-price ($4.50) until Sept. 15!

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Technique Corner September 5, 2016

Underarm grafting can be one of the most frustrating parts of knitting a sweater in the round, but Lucy makes the task of setting in a sleeve a virtual pleasure with her easy waste-yarn method of grafting!

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

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


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 Celestial Sweater for Small People 662 is 50% off until Sept 8!

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Technique Corner August 29, 2016

Double knitting provides exciting new opportunities to make mistakes, such as forgetting to make a double increase on one side. Luckily, Lucy has developed a clever way to fix this mistake without having to rip out all your stitches. Watch and rejoice, ye double knitters!

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 Lighthouse Bag pattern is 50% off until Sept 1!

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A Tradewinds History, part 7 (with a security lagniappe) August 27, 2016

I apologize for the unplanned security crisis that interrupted the peaceful progression of these blogs!

 

We carry on with the show…

The show was officially opened by Cindy N., then president of the Canadian Knitting Guild. The dear woman arrived a few days early (all the way from Upper Canada) to partake in some sight-seeing and relaxation before the show’s opening ceremony. Nova Scotians are extremely hospitable, so, before she knew what happened to her, we had warmly welcomed her into helping us finish the gallery setup. There was still such a lot to do, including ironing the dark blue poly-cotton fabric that was to cover the wooden frames the sweaters would be hung on. (more…)

 

 
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