Full House

Ana finished the back of her son’s sweater. Bergere de France Men’s V-Neck sweater, #7, and she is knitting it with Mirasol Hacho.  The pattern book is called Tricot Essentials Knitting Pattern Book 150.  She contends that this yarn camouflages a myriad of sins.  Diane split for the armholes on her baby bunting. The cable…

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Broomstick Lace

I’ve always liked the look of Broomstick Lace. After looking at the patterns in Doris Chan’s new book, Crochet Lace Innovations, I had to try it. Since I enjoy learning about history, I looked that up too. Broomstick lace is a historic crochet technique from the 1800s. Traditionally a crochet hook and broomstick was used,…

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Seriously, A Cable Decrease.

In Friday’s post I wrote about cable decreases in Lois’ sweater. The pattern is from the Tahki Yarns Torino & Torino Bulky Pattern Leaflet, #5 Cable Front Cardigan.  (The booklet is available at Westport Yarns.) A reader named Elaine, posted the following comment:  “Um, color me stupid, but I’ve been knitting for (oy!) 50 years and…

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