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How to Work German Short Rows in Brioche

If you’ve ever wondered how to work short rows in brioche, look no further! I had intended to make a video last year before releasing the Contour Cardi pattern to show how to work the brioche short rows that are described in the pattern. Thankfully, my friend Christina (who actually gave me my first couple […]

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closeup of cable knitting with golden yellow yarn

How to Knit Cables Without a Cable Needle

I find cable needles to be clumsy and slow. Fortunately, they are entirely unnecessary! Below is a video demonstrating how I work cables without a cable needle. With practice, you can ditch the cable needle for all cables. Below is a video demonstrating how to work the 3-stitch cables found in my Forsythia pattern. Click […]

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How to Work German Short Rows

I have found German short rows to be the cleanest and easiest short rows to knit. They have no wraps and no gaps. (Wrap-less and gap-less!) When working German short rows, a Double Stitch (DS) is created at each turn. This double stitch automatically closes the gap and keeps the work tidy. Below is a […]

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How to Work Two-Color Brioche

If knitting is a language–and I believe it is–then brioche is a dialect. The term brioche as a knitting stitch is derived from the French pastry of the same name, of which it supposedly bears some resemblance. I don’t see it, but I do know knitting and pastries have both evolved over the years so […]

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