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I'm often asked how do you use sock blanks or how do you use them? I know it can be a bit intimidating if you haven't knit with one. I have to be honest I hadn't worked with them until after I dyed up some and picked one for myself. Let me let you in on a little secret the single knit sock blanks work the same way as a hank of yarn, but it saves you a step. For me sock blanks provide even more of a surprise to how projects will knit up. Originally I had taken one...

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I may be far from an expert, but I have compiled a few tips, aka reminders for myself, that are mostly from learning experiences.    Check yardage requirements for a project and compare with planned yarn.  Check yarn weight for project Swatch! Swatch! Swatch! Read the pattern ALL the way through. Practice new techniques before starting the project. Learn to read your knitting. Learn how to fix your mistakes. Block Your projects. Knit in Public, knit in private, knit wherever .... whenever Yardage Requirements This probably seems like an obvious thing, but I have been guilty of not checking required yardage for...

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Testing various methods on de-pilling a sweater.

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