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Reading Charts (for stranded knitting)

Reading charts for stranded knitting is a bit different than reading chart for other types of knitting. For one thing, most are set up for knitting in the round. Secondly, while one square still represents one stitch, that stitch w...

Holding Yarns

I wish I could do a series of videos showing you the various methods of holding yarns for stranded work, but the truth of the matter is that I really only am good at one….two handed. This means I knit western with my right hand and continental with my left...

Knitting in the Round

As mentioned earlier, most stranded knitting is worked in the round. One possible reason is that apparently early knitters had an abhorrence of the purl stitch. Most likely because purling takes longer to work…or at least changing from knitting to...

Needles Used

I wish I could tell you a definitive needle selection for stranded work. “Use these needles and you will produce fabulous stranded work every time.” Sadly, this is not possible and the preferences for needles for stranded knitting is as varied as the select...

                                                                         Clover gauge swa...

                                                                              Criosanna swatch - front and back...

Several years ago (it cannot seriously be that long ago!) I posted a series about stranded colorwork knitting. Since the series completion, I have changed websites and rearranged a few other things. Bottom line: the previous links to those posts are no longer active. S...

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