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More of the Argyle

  I decided to try adding guidelines in sewing thread to improve my chances of making the rakers accurate. I alternated among embroidering the rakers, taking them back out, and working on the neckband. In the end, the neckband is […]

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Knitting for Our Men

While I knit hats and scarves for men from a variety of patterns, I have made almost all the sweaters I’ve made for men from one go-to book, Erika Knight’s Men’s Knits. I’ve recently bought two more men’s knitting pattern […]

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Christmas Hottle

A good hot water bottle with a pretty woolen cover makes a practical gift for practically everyone. People who love hand knitting can revel in the cables and use it to dress up their beds. People who don’t care about […]

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Argyle Fail

My duplicate stitch rakers don’t look that bad. But there is a serious flaw that I noticed last weekend: they don’t meet in the middle of the diamond. Therefore, they must be taken out and redone. I haven’t had the […]

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Argyle Torture

With a lingering cough and a bunch of meetings coming up this week, I spent a day mostly on the sofa. I took an outdoor walk first, but then I settled in with Netflix and my knitting. I spent the […]

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Dapper

This weekend I’m finishing up a dress for the Baby and starting the Christmas sweater vest from Erika Knight’s Men’s Knits. That’s been my go-to pattern book for menswear for years. But I just received a new men’s collection from […]