Category Archives: Tutorial

Stash Couture Cabled Hat

Cables in a knitting project add a bit of fun! It is always fascinating to watch how a few twists of the stitches produce beautiful Aran patterns. This Stash Couture hat includes four different cables that work in heavy (green) … Continue reading

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Instant Blouse – Just add fabric…

Well, maybe not Instant. No zippers.  No buttons.  Custom fit. In about 90 minutes! Blouses seem to be following the plesiosaur into extinction. Good thing there is a Pattern Stash! The pattern selected was Vogue 8392. The wide neckline of … Continue reading

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Another Fair Isle Slouch – 3 color rows.

Destashification has its positives and negatives. Knitting up the available yarn falls into both categories! By the third Fair Isle Slouch hat (which were preceded by 2 striped hats and 2 cabled hats), yardage of contrasting colors had started to … Continue reading

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The Destashification Fair Isle Slouch Hat

What to knit with small amounts of color coordinated yarn when stripes no longer fulfill the need for artistic expression? More Slouch Hats – but this time with a Fair Isle pattern. I am told that knitting Fair Isle patterns … Continue reading

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Knitted Destashification Slouch Hat Pattern

Slouch hats seem to be the hat of choice this winter. And stripes abound! Stripes are perfect for using those small pieces of yarn leftover from other projects. The grey is the same yarn used to knit the Waffle Scarf:  … Continue reading

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Witch in a Cauldron – Halloween Destashification Style

How does one know that they have too much stuff? A.  The crew from “Hoarders, Buried Alive” is knocking on the front door. B.  You see a 5 foot tall,  $350 “Witch in a Cauldron” at a National Craft Chain … Continue reading

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Waffle Scarf: Stash Couture from Simple Knitting Stitches

College 2000 miles north requires a scarf. Fall descends quickly in the far north.  Temperatures there required the scarf be completed immediately, so fine yarn and lace patterns were not considered. As dictated by fashion at the college -the only … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag Bag Tutorial. Part 5: Securing lining to Bag.

The bag sits nicely.  The zipper works well. It just needs a lining. Which is already constructed – it just needs to be secured to the inside of the Bag! Holding lining still inside-out, place it into outer bag. The … Continue reading

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Tutorial for Scrap Bag Bag. Part 4: Lining and Curved Seams

The two major outer pieces have been sewn.  Now time to sew the lining – and that all important curved seam. Lining:  Lining Sides and Base:  Matching Centerpoint notches, sew lining Sides to lining Base using 1/2″ seam allowance RIGHT … Continue reading

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Tutorial for Scrap Bag Bag. Part 3: Top, Zipper and Ends

A large Oval Object occupies a substantial percentage of the floor/couch/bed….so quickly onto the the other major piece. Top: Fold and press 1/2″ of long straight edge of Top FABRIC pieces. Trim 3/4″ from long straight edge of the two … Continue reading

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