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Tips and Tricks: Arbour

Arbour is worked in the round from the top down. With smaller needles, the collar is worked in 1×1 rib, then folded and joined using decrease stitches. Then, with larger needles, short rows are worked in the lace pattern to raise the back of the collar up the neck. Once these are completed, the raglan…

Tips and Tricks: Lobelia Tank

The Lobelia tank is named after a small and plentiful blue flower, similar in texture to the stripes of seed stitch in the pattern. You will work this tank from the bottom up, starting with a 1×1 rib tubular cast on (although a traditional cast on is acceptable as well). You’ll then work in rounds…

Tips and Tricks: Pointe Shrug Sweater

This shrug sweater is perfect for dressing up (and warming up!) your favourite tank or even keeping you warm during your workout warm-up. Worked from the top down, the Pointe Shrug Sweater 1×1 rib collar begins with a tubular (or traditional) cast on. German short rows are included to raise the collar up the back…