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A different provisional cast on method

Hello Gents! I am currently working on a project that requires a provisional cast on (PCO). I haven't knit a lot of items that use a PCO, but when I have I've used the crochet chain method. This works pretty well and has the nice feature of a sturdy and easily unraveled PCO edge.

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Penguin Sweater KAL, anyone?

Hi guys, I recently got an email from an old friend. Knowing that I'm a knitter, she included a cool link about a need for penguin jumpers (sweaters) at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia. They use them for penguins that are affected by oil in...

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Knitty Cat T-shirt and Tote

This image is available over at:
www.shirt.woot.com/offers/knitty
on either a t-shirt and on a black tote, which could make a cool knitting project bag!

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Nautilus

Hello Men! I hope you've been having a good weekend. I am, and part of the
reason for that is that I found the time to finish what I've been working on.

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Ron's Finger Mitts

Just wanted to share my second pair of Finger Mitts. I made...

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Tight and tidy cable edges

Hi guys, I was just on YouTube watching an instructional video series by Lucy Neatby about cabling. In part two of the series she shows how to neaten the left hand edge of a cable. This side of the cable is looser due to the way the yarn travels from knit to purl. She shows how you can remedy this by reverse-wrapping the first purl stitch after a series of knit stitches.

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Finger Mitts

I was off for four days starting last Friday and ended up having much of this time to myself. The weather was quite frigid, snowy and windy, so I decided to take this time to tackle a pair of mittens. I had

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This is amazing

More details can be found HERE

Not sure I'd have the patience... Is this anything you would actually attempt, maybe for your upcoming holiday celebrations?

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Happy Sockgiving!

Here's to being thankful for cozy handmade socks!

Hope you're all having a warm and wonderful holiday!

Ken

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Drop Spindle Spinning

Being a knitter who knew very little about spinning, I have always turned to pre-made, readily available yarn. Whether at your LYS or at one of the numerous shops online, there is a ton of it out there and seemingly something for every rhyme or reason...

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