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Runway Style – May 15, 2015

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The Flowers! The Sun! Nature’s delightfulness is back…
I love this time of year – especially those sweet little
Spring cardigans that go with it!

Maybe a little lace? Perhaps a shorter sleeve to make a lighter feminine fancy? Little sweaters ready to pair with a lovely for an easy, charming look.

I’ve put together the Chic Knits Collection of Spring sweaters as a bundle on Ravelry that you can see HERE.

And now, you can make your own collection!

Put together 4 of your favorites in the cart and at check-out you receive an automatic 20% discount! No coupon needed –
no expiration!

I love this feature – many of you have asked for this ability and now we have it!

Even better? This new bundling feature works on the entire portfolio!
click here to see all of the patterns in the Chic Knits Ravelry store…

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Knitting Tips & Techniques – June 5, 2014

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v.4 Replacing Stitches Held on Scrap Yarn Back on Working Needle…

While I’ve been working on the longer version of the ABRIA cardigan, several of my favorite (and really useful) techniques have been in play.

Chic Knits Abria Cardigan Knitting Pattern

So far:

  • Provisional Cast-On (my fave? a Chained PCO!)
  • Slipped Edge Sts
  • Pick-Up-and-Knit (will be teaching a workshop on this soon at the Friends & Fiber Retreat)
  • m1L and m1R (slanting, low-profile directional increases)
  • Slip stitches to scrap yarn to hold
  • Replace held stitches back on working needle

After putting the Abria body stitches on scrap yarn to measure its length in the last session, it was time to do the technique last on the list above: replace the stitches held on scrap yarn back on the circular working needle so I could keep knitting.

From my casual, non-scientific chats with other knitters, taking live stitches off the needle like this, especially when it’s a large number, is something that many avoid like the plague! But when making no-sew garments (top-down sweaters we’re lookin’ at you here!) unless you are willing to resign yourself to living in sleeve-less sweaters (v.e.s.t.s.), there’s going to come a day that you are just going to have to Do It.

It’s been my experience, that in the long run, if you just jump right on it and get the Fear Factor out of the way, just like when you decide to RIP off that band-aid, most of the time you’ll find that there was very little to be afraid of!

Awkward? Yes.

Difficult? Not really…

Time Consuming? No – once you’ve done it a couple of times, replacing stitches from scrap yarn to a needle goes really FAST.

It is especially fool-proof when you’ve used Scrap Yarn as your Holder. :)

Secret Sauce: you do not have to remove the yarn while you replace the stitches! You just use your working needle and poke it through the center of the loop of the held stitch while the scrap yarn “lurks” behind that stitch.

Here’s how it works (and please excuse my Minnie Mouse voice! My little in-camera mic is wonky.)

That’s all there is too it!

Here’s my longer ABRIA ready for its sleeves…

Chic Knits Abria Knitting Pattern

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New Spring Pattern: ABRIA May 10, 2014

Chic Knits ABRIA Lace Cardigan


From prom to bridal to maternity, this is the sweater we’ve been wanting to reach for to top our sleeveless or strapless outfits.

Elegant but versatile Chic Knits® ABRIA is the perfect finishing touch over your bare-armed ensemble pieces.

This clever style balances the best of top-down design with simple and pretty lace detailing for a modern seamless garment. Try it in luscious angora or drapey linen blends to dress it up or dress it down…

Chic Knits Abria Lace Cardigan

Chic Knits ABRIA – click HERE to get more info and the pattern…

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