Bonnie Banfield

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Memoir or Fiction? Which is better for telling your own life story?

<i>Memoir or Fiction? What’s best for telling your own story?</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>Some people say all writing is autobiographical, and to a certain extent …

50 Forgotten Skills Our Grandchildren Are Missing Out on — But Still Need to Know

Traditional skills like knitting, letter writing, and pudding making are all dying out because parents aren’t passing down their know-how, according …

This 2 Minute Read Will Make You Write Better Forever

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” <br>― Maya Angelou<p>The following 4 tips took me 3 years of writing to collect, but …

An Online Guide to 350 International Art Styles & Movements: An Invaluable Resource for Students & Enthusiasts of Art History

If you majored in art history, you no doubt have lasting memories, and possibly painful ones, of long nights spent in the library memorizing the …

Tusday’s Knitting Tip – Picking Up Stitches Before Ripping Back

In stockinette stitch, identify the row below the row you will want to start re-knitting. Insert your needle under the first strand of yarn in the V …

Circular Cast On

This cast on may appear tricky, but it has a really unique and clever aspect to it. The yarn tail is used as something of a drawstring, gathering the …

5 ways to make using DPNs easier • LoveKnitting Blog

Blog > How To... > 5 ways to make using DPNs easier<p><b>Published on</b> December 1st, 2014 | <i>by Elizabeth Bagwell</i><p><i>Knitting with double-pointed needles can be</i> …

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Niki Migliore Musial

I made a video to show you how to change colors without having to weave in any ends.

5 Knitting Cast-Ons to Try

In the LionBrand.com Learning Center, we recommend the knitted cast-on as a good basic cast-on for beginners to learn (because the motions are very …

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Rosarian pullover: Spring+Summer 2014

DIRECTIONS<p><b>NECKBAND</b><br>Using 16-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle, CO 120[120, 120, 120, 132, 132, 132] sts. Join to work in the rnd and pm for beg of rnd.<p>…

How to Arm Knit a Basket Weave Stitch Blanket

I have had so many requests for this stitch using the arm knitting technique. So here is an easy way to knit a chunky throw using the basket weave …

How to account for gauge differences

Over the weekend, I got a gauge question from someone planning to join the Anna Vest Knitalong, and since it’s a universal question, and a conundrum …

Cardigans for first-timers: Or, how button bands happen

<b>Ever since</b> putting together the Pullovers for first-timers post, I’ve been laboring over a cardigan version! And here it finally is: good starter …

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Toasty Toes - Socks for All Seasons

Socks are my addiction. Throughout the year, I always have a pair on my needles, no matter the weather. They are perfect to travel with, usually only …

Tuesday Tip: How to Measure Armhole Depth - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

One of the things that can make or break a sweater is your armhole depth. If it’s too tight, your sweater will bunch under the arm (not to mention be …

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Wait. Don’t Knit 1 F&B, Look What Happens When You Reverse It.

Knit 1 front and back (also known as the bar increase) is one of the most common non-eyelet increases we use, but it leaves a noticeable horizontal …

Capturing the colors of a skein

It's hard to predict from looking at a skein of multicolored yarn what the colors will look like when they're knitted and mixed together.<p>To visualize …

ksk: a most useful edging

A slipped 3-stitch edging to use again and again. And again. <br>(– – > straight to tutorial)<p>This simple edging is one I keep using for all sorts of …

Casting on for Two Gloves or Socks on One Circular Needle: Tutorial

Hello Blogland :)<p>Today our knitting group met for our weekly "fix", of knitting, chatting, laughing and eating delicious things... We had a new lady …

How to Knit a Perfect Edge – Finishing Free Technique

Today I would love to share with you a technique that I learned several years ago that is absolutely essential for cardigans if you want to avoid …

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knitty.com

Next time you visit a yarn shop, take a good look at the wool yarns. Besides color and weight, you'll notice another big difference among them -- the …

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Mixing colours

When I was at Black Sheep Wools recently, one of their lovely staff showed me a new yarn from Wendy called Evolution. Made up of 4 ends the colours …

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Steeks--BETA version, part 1: background

This post is the first in a series, showing a new way of creating and facing a steek to secure the edges and hide the cut ends.<b></b><b><br>Because it's new, it</b> …

Steeks! BETA, part 2: the basic method for a faced steek

<b>Overview</b><p>The first post of this series laid out background considerations about 3 things: what <b>steeks</b> are, what a <b>facing</b> is, and <b>what yarn</b> is best to …

Steeks, beta version, part 3: real world tricks and tips

Today's post, third in a series, shows how to adapt the new faced steek method to the real world. (The first post, an introduction, can be found …

Military Jacket pattern by Patricia Cox

Tutorials

Anna Zilboorg’s Perfect Buttonholes<p><i>I learned to work these pure-genius buttonholes from Anna Zilboorg at Sock Summit 2011 and couldn’t be satisfied</i> …

Lisa’s List: 6 Armholes and How to Make them Work for Your Body

There are a lot of elements that go into a sweater’s fit. We talk about waist shaping and bust darts and ease and a host of other things when we talk …

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