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Creating Sequences in Life and Knits

[Knit 2, purl 1] to last three stitches… so goes a current sequence on a new Thorn by Bristol Ivy, which I started while sailing last week. Having knit this in 2014, I know that attention is needed with each new section of this easy yet detail specific scarf....

Seduced by Softwaves Magnum

One of the InStitches knitters brought Laura Irwin’s Softwaves Magnum to class last week. Simple knitting, large needles, super bulky yarn… what more could you ask for? This was a great mindless knitting project that would result in an interesting addition...
Melrose Knitting Classes

Melrose Knitting Classes

Word is getting out! More people are learning about the Melrose Adult Education program’s topics and signing up to learn painting, acting, business skills, interior design and craft.  Yours truly will lead a basic knitting skills class on August 5 and 12 from 7...

On your way to the Master’s…

More than four months into Level 3 of The Knitting Guild of America’s Master Hand Knitting Program, I’ve completed reviews, reports and absorbed the contents of a lot of knitting references (thank goodness for interlibrary loans). To date, 12 of the 19...

Summer 2013 Learn to Knit in Melrose

In case your bucket list includes learning to knit, or you just need a refresher to start stitching again, Melrose Adult Community Education and the MetroNorth Y are sponsoring two sessions this summer. I’ll teach 2 ways to cast on, to knit, to purl, and how to...

Fair Isle Knitting Class

Word has it  that there’s still room in the April 29, 2013 Fair Isle Knitting class that I’m teaching in Melrose.  I’ll show your three different ways to try knitting with 2 colors in the same row, show you how to read charts, get you thinking about...