Entries for month: November 2012

Oops! Bent Needle? No Problem!

Bent or broken needles don't happen often, but when they do, you need to be comfortable with replacing them on your machine
This tutorial walks you through the step-by-step process of replacing needles on metal bed, Japanese machines.
Learn this skill before disaster strikes!


All I want is a T-Shirt ... THAT FITS!

The PERFECT T-Shirt Pattern!

This printed paper sewing pattern is designed to fit and flatter women with REAL figures!

Use it for cut 'n sew or copy the shape for your charting device.

This is a T-Shirt pattern unlike any you have ever tried before! It is made for a "real" woman, and addresses the most common fitting issues we face - high round back, forward shoulder, full hip and bust, and a good fit through the shoulder and neck


Rocking Chair Knitting - It's not what you might think!

 

Here's a way to get twice as much knitting done!


Beautiful beginnings and endings

Have you ever wanted to end a knitted piece with a hem? Scarves and blankets can use this technique.

Multiple options are presented for creating and finishing reverse hems.


How Much Yarn do I need?

One of the most often asked question is ‘How much yarn do I need?’ or ‘Do I have enough yarn to knit my sweater?’


If you are substituting yarns, or creating your own pattern, it is critical that you know how to calculate the amount of yarn needed.


Pour yourself a cup of coffee, get out a swatch, your calculator, ruler and pencil and follow along!


A printable worksheet is included.


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