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Brioche Selvedges

Very few knitters don’t like the look of the brioche stitch. The rich texture and amazing softness of brioche fabric is the epitome of the cosiness and warmth of hand-knitting. Even though brioche might not be a good choice for some garments, we can easily make brioche borders to add a touch of lusciousness to …

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Simple Way to Cross Two Stitches With and Without a Cable Needle

Whether you know them as two-stitch cables, 1×1 cables, crossed stitches or twisted cables, these little design elements are perfect for forming all kinds of geometric patterns, like the ones used in the gorgeous Japanese stitch patterns. Depending on the pattern, the mini-cables with stitches crossed to the left are called “cross two left” (C2L), …

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Simple Way to Make a Lace Pattern Reversible and Keep It from Curling at the Edges

It is great when our lace scarves, wraps and shawls look the same on both sides. But, unfortunately, most lace stitch patterns are not reversible. They look beautiful on the right side of the work and not so good on the wrong side. It happens because those stitch patterns are based on stockinette stitch. There …

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