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  • Book Review: Knitstrips: The World's First Comic-Strip Knitting Book
    April 4, 2023

    Book Review: Knitstrips: The World's First Comic-Strip Knitting Book

    Comic books are fine, but I assumed Knitstrips was some publisher’s idea of how to make knitting seem cool. (I know knitting is most definitely cool, and even if it wasn’t I wouldn’t care.) After thumbing through the introduction by the authors, I knew I had to own this book — and I told my two best knitting friends about it, too.

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  • Reflections on our very first Knit-Along!
    February 22, 2023

    Reflections on our very first Knit-Along!

     Sometimes you just have to try something and see what happens. Does it flop? Or does it fly? In the case of the Goat’s very first knit along, the Ramona KAL, it was a soaring success. We had no idea!...

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  • "Pick up and knit" — Go boldly where no knitting was before!
    January 28, 2023

    "Pick up and knit" — Go boldly where no knitting was before!

    Create new stitches on your knitted edge?! It’s really like magic. 

    This is a technique that’s handy for making button bands on cardigans, for a ribbed neckline, or for certain types of modular knitting. 

    It might sound daunting, but we’ve got some tips and tricks to make this manageable so you’ll be picking up stitches like a champ in no time!

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  • Mistakes happen. What to do about them?
    January 13, 2023

    Mistakes happen. What to do about them?

    You’re watching All Creatures Great and Small and you unintentionally join both fronts of your Ramona cardigan about 9” down from the neck (plunging neckline anyone?), and just keep knitting in the round, totally absorbed by the fantastic knitwear on the screen — not to mention the mossy stone walls — until you realize you were actually knitting a cardigan and not a pullover. (True story, it was an easy fix.)

    So what to you do when you spot a mistake?

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  • Ramona KAL — Pattern FAQs
    January 6, 2023

    Ramona KAL — Pattern FAQs

    Bookmark this post for the Ramona Knit Along!

    We thought it would be good to have one blog post to warehouse all your Ramona questions — and our answers. If you’ve got a question, chances are that others might be wondering the same thing. Keep checking back here, as we will  be adding more to this post as the weeks go along.

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  • What's a raglan sweater anyway?
    December 31, 2022

    What's a raglan sweater anyway?

    New video alert!

    Raglan, top-down sweater? What the heck does it mean?! If you're joining us for the Ramona KAL in 2023, this is the method for both cardigans and the pullover.

    A raglan, top-down sweater is one of the fundamental vocabularies of sweater design. In this video Iris shows us the big picture of how a raglan is constructed.

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  • Knitting your first big project? Start with our recipe for success!
    December 27, 2022

    Knitting your first big project? Start with our recipe for success!

    Starting a big knitting project?

    When you embark on a bigger knitting project, it's kind of like making a delicious meal with high-quality ingredients — you need the right recipe (pattern), the best ingredients (yarn and needles), and you might need to learn a few new techniques. 

    This post walks you through the basics of project planning, so you can get organized and set yourself up for success! It's like a virtual version of the conversation we'd have in the shop with you. Read on for our recommendations!

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