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April 2018 Show and Share

Alexis Hoy

Laura shared a few of her recently finished projects - first up, Warriston by Kate Davies, knit in emerald green Malibrigo worsted.   Warriston, photo via TwinOaksFarmFibre, Ravelry Here's Spindrift, by Helen Stewart, knit in Laura's own Twin Oaks Farm fingering yarn Spindrift, photo via TwinOaksFarmFibre, Ravlery And for a spot of colourwork, how about this Merrie Dancers Toorie by Elizabeth Johnston, knit in Uradale Shetland DK? Merrie Dancers, photo via TwinOaksFarmFibre, Ravelry Liz brought in her Highway 61 Pullover, pattern designed by Jennifer Owens. She knit hers in Berroco Blackstone Tweed, and shared with us that the cables were...

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coriand3r knits April talk

Alexis Hoy

It was a nice change to have a guest speaker at Yarn Club this month, and Chantelle from coriand3r knits was a perfect burst of COLOUR at our spring meeting with her long colour change gradients. Chantelle broke her talk into two parts, discussing social media for fibre enthusiasts in the first part, and details about her business and dying techniques in part two. One of the best pointers Chantelle shared about social media was using it as a way to support your favourite small businesses. Speaking as an indie-dyer, Chantelle LOVES when her customers tag photos of things they've...

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Cineprismatic Shawl Errata

Alexis Hoy

For copies of patterns downloaded or purchased in hard copy before April 15th, 2018, Rows 7 & 15 in Section 1 - Mini Coloured Honeycomb should read as follows: Row 7: K2 MC, P1 MC, P2 CC, P1 MC, *Sl M, P2 MC, P2 CC, P1 MC, rep from * 4 more times, K2 MC. Row 15: K2 MC, P1 MC, P2 CC, P2 MC, P2 CC, P1 MC, *Sl M, [P2 MC, P2 CC] twice, P1 MC, rep from * 4 more times, K2 MC. Pattern files on Ravelry and Phibersmith.com have been updated.

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March 2018 Show and Share

Alexis Hoy

It was a lovely roundup of knitted beauties this month. Yarn Club members turned out in droves (with a few new members and guests!) for the talk on fixing your knitting mistakes, and you brought some delightful finished projects to share. Jo brought in her Veronika Cardigan, by Shannon Cook, knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca (she used colour number 62176). Veronika Cardigan, photo via K Good Photography, Ravelry Bogna shared a heavy shawl, Decemberist by Melanie Berg. She made her version in Mary Maxim Northland (which is a discontinued yarn, sorry). Decemberist, photo via bogworks, Ravelry Cindy shared her BlueSand...

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Fixing Our Own Knitting Mistakes

Alexis Hoy

Our March meeting was a talk all about fixing your own knitting mistakes, or starting down the path to understanding what's going on with your knitting oopsies. This discussion cannot happen without some knowledge of how to read your knitting. Alexis covered this topic nicely last year, and summarized her notes in a handy blog post - check it out here. This post references another great resource which I used when creating my talk this month, a great series of blog posts from Telana Winters: Reading Your Knitting Part 1 Reading Your Knitting Part 2 Reading Your Knitting Part 3...

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