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Self Striping Yarn

Self Striping Yarn
I'm sure we've all been tempted by self-striping, variegated, space-dyed and self-patterning yarn. Whatever name you give it, the colors can call out to our creative selves but they may not always work out as planned.

The length of the color repeats play a big part in the success of using these types of yarns. Explore how the construction of these types of yarns can impact our knitting.

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Knitting Win:

Knitting Win:
Inspired by the Rain Chain Machine Knit-able, fellow knitter, Nicole, used the Knit it Now Misses Sideways pattern and the Connect the Dots stitch pattern for her SUCCESS.

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Matching Stripes

Matching Stripes
When knitting sweaters, making sure the stripes on the sleeves and body align perfectly is a real challenge. It all comes down to the type of sleeves you're knitting.

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Yarn Guide for Machine Knitters

Yarn Guide for Machine Knitters
We don't need yarn on cones for knitting machines. As long as the yarn is wound so it easily feeds into the machine, we can use any yarn weight that is appropriate for our machine.

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This is NOT a swatch

This is NOT a swatch
The secret to success with your knitting is accurately establishing YOUR gauge by swatching.
Avoid common mistakes when swatching.

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