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Technique Corner January 16, 2017

If you don’t like casting on in the round using two double pointed needles (last week’s video), try this method of casting on using two circular needles! This method of casting on is particularly well suited to hats, since using circular needles make it easy to try the hat on for size.

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 Mysterious Disappearing Dot Scarf is 50% off until Jan 18!

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Technique Corner January 9, 2017

Casting on in the round with double-pointed needles can be a frustrating affair for many knitters. In this video Lucy demystifies the circular cast on and puts you firmly back in control of your double points!

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 Fiesta Mittens pattern is 50% off until Jan 11!

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Technique Corner January 2, 2017

For anyone who was inspired by last month’s double knitting videos, and has started their first double knitting project, here’s a timely video showing you how to fix common double knitting mistakes.

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Double Knitting 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 Snowflake Baby Bonnet is 50% off until Jan 5!snowflake_baby_bonnet

 

A Tradewinds History, Part 9 January 1, 2017

Filed under: Guest Post,Tradewind Knitwear Designs history — codeandknit @ 17:40

A Very Happy (or at least a Not-Bad) 2017 to all of you!  

At the close of the last history blog we left Lucy and her business in need of a website. I was trying to remember the exact year this was, and I think it was 2002 or close to it.

A home for the Lucy website

Some of you may be familiar with the steps involved in ‘getting a website’. Thanks to instant-website providers like WordPress and the like, that whole business has become much simpler than it was on my first try. The fact that we went with the local non-profit community net (a small ISP) certainly did not help, as neither they nor others had the automation tools now available everywhere for installing and administering websites. I had no idea what I was missing, of course. (more…)

 

Technique Corner December 26, 2016

This week, a surprising method for simplifying and stabilizing circular starts of 4 to 8 sts.

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 Fiesta Stocking is 50% off until Jan 1!

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Technique Corner December 19, 2016

This week we have a double gift for double knitters! First, this week’s video features a detailed look at how to work bi-colour tubular cast-on for double knitting. Second, this week’s  sale pattern is Lucy’s popular Bubble Scarf: a perfect project for practising your new double knitting skills!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Double Knitting 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 Bubbles Scarf is 50% off until Dec 22!

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Technique Corner December 12, 2016

Filed under: Technique Corner,Youtube Videos — jcw104 @ 09:00

This week we have a holiday gift for the double knitters: a detailed look at how to work a one-colour tubular cast-on for double knitting (as used in Lucy’s Mysterious Disappearing Dot DK Scarf).

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Double Knitting 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 Fiesta Stocking, will be 50% off until Jan 1!

fiesta_socks

 

 
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