Posts Tagged ‘Valley Yarns Southwick’

Ask WEBS – Grafting and the Kitchener Stitch

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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Ask WEBS Jan. 13, 2015 - Video tutorial for grafting live stitches to a cast on edge and kitchener stitch - see more at blog.yarn.com

We get lots of questions in our drop-ins and in Customer Service from knitters like you who aren’t quite sure how to graft, or do the Kitchener stitch, or why they would even use it! We have 2 great videos to share with you today to help you learn how to graft live stitches to a cast on edge, and how to do the Kitchener stitch. Both of these techniques should be used when you’re looking to have a seamless finish.

Grafting live stitches to a cast on edge is a great way to turn a simple scarf into a seamless cowl. In the video Kirsten is working on the Lumen Cowl in Valley Yarns Southwick.

In the second video you’ll see the Kitchener Stitch. This can be especially important to use in socks if you’re knitting socks from the cuff down where having a bulky seam can be quite uncomfortable at the toe.

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Valley Yarns Show and Tell: 479 Nakota Cardigan

Monday, June 11th, 2012
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With our new catalog now available online (and in mailboxes in the next few weeks), we have a whole new group of Valley Yarns Show and Tells to share with you. We tried to find a range of folks to try on the newest collection.

Crocheted in Valley Yarns Southwick, 479 Nakota Cardigan is a cool and fun piece for the warmer months. The bright colors bring a bit of a retro look to the sweater and the chevron pattern is just fun!

We are wearing the 34” size.

We all had pretty similar feelings on the sweater. For many of us, we would have preferred if it was a more neutral color palette. It would look very interesting in a smaller range of colors, perhaps on the grayscale. Several of us would also prefer a closer fit on the sleeves.

You can check out the new catalog here and you can find the pattern here.