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Signature Needles

I've been drooling over signature needles for years. However, I have never been up-close and personal with their circulars. Does anyone know if they are good for magic loop? I'm thinking about asking the Hubby for a set for my birthday.

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Fair Isle Help

I have just started a new fair isle project where I'm changing to two different colours of yarn every three rows. What's happening is that I'm getting little gaps where I change yarn. Is there a way to avoid this?

Thanks

Geoff

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Judy's Magic Cast On

I just discovered this cast on the a few days ago. It's used for toe up socks. As I am not a sock knitter (yet) it's totally new to me. It looks like a great provisional cast on. Has anyone used it for anything other than socks?

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Falling Further Into The Lace Pit


I just can't seem to stop knitting lace. This is my latest. I call it Leaf and Acorn Stole. This summer, I came across the acorn and leaf pattern. It's an edging pattern from 1891 and it begged me to make it into something fun. So, here is my take on it.

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Shetland Lace vs. Estonian

Well, I'm falling into the world of lace more and more (I still blame MMario) and I'm trying to tease apart the different styles of lace. Currently, I'm looking at Shetland and Estonian lace. My current thinking is that the differences appear to be in regional styles rather than stitch patterns. However, I'm not sure.

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Provisional Cast On Preference

I'm just curious. If you were working on a project with a provisional cast on, would you rather pick up stitches and knit the next part from the bottom or knit the next piece separately and then graft the two together? Personally, I'm tending toward the grafting bit but, again, I'm just curious as to others' preferences.

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My Kids ROCK!


I know you all have seen my sunflower shawl; however, I wanted to show you the type of work that comes out of our little school.

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Sock Summit Gathering!

So, for all of those guys going to Sock Summit, I was thinking that it might be fun to get together after it is all over on Sunday, July 31st.

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Stitch Question

Hail Knitter Dudes: I'm looking at a pattern that has a P3 tog through the back loop. Well, since I love all things knitted in the round, what would this stitch be on the front side, K3 front?

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My Very First, Completed Design


Well, I finally did it. My own design. I call it Tuscan Sunflower.

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