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How in the world? Steeking up the front to put in a zipper?!?!

Okay, so I've followed all the directions and have knit this child's sweater in the round with two purl stitches going straight up the middle.

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FO - Iceland Lopi "Fugl" sweater

After binding off four times, I'm satisfied with the tubular cast off method. I liked learning how to do it and it works well I think.

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Help! Binding off the neck/collar

A few weeks ago someone asked about binding off and I think it was about binding off in ribbing.

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Men knitting article - Ontario newspaper

Sometimes I just google men knitting articles I just came across this one from a newspaper in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Historical photos of knitting from the Library of Congress

Check out the Library of Congress American Memory Project for some great photos. Just type "knitting" in the upper right hand corner.

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FO - Iceland inspired baby sweater

I have to say this one was Iceland inspired - I never saw a sweater with as much color work in the body as this one but I wanted to practice with the designs.

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Short rows on a seamless sweater - when and where?

I've done a dozen or so baby sweaters without short rows, no problem. I did Jared Flood's Cobblestone a couple years ago and it turned out great.

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FO - Hemp Wallet

So a coworker saw one of my sweaters and asked "Hey, can you knit a wallet?" I found Michael del Vecchio's pattern, got some hemp yarn and great advice at my LYS (Denver's

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Knitters Magazine - "Men who knit" feature - Spring 1987

So I went to a knitting group at a nearby LYS last Sunday and they were giving away some magazines - not sure where they got them.

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Huge knitting stash off Craigslist

So I saw this posting and was mostly interested in the "tote" that apparently belonged to the woman's grandmother and great-grandmother. I'm not sure it's that old, but I love it.

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