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  • Knit and crochet without pain — treat your body like you’re an athlete.
    June 2, 2023

    Knit and crochet without pain — treat your body like you’re an athlete.

    Tingling hands, achy forearms, pinched neck, tight shoulders — if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, chances are it could be because of how you’re using (or abusing) your body while you practice your craft. 

    If you love making things with your hands and want to keep doing it without pain, it’s time to start taking care of your body like you’re an athlete. Because you are. Embrace it!

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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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