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Knitting Tips and Tricks

Color Theory Terminology

Color Theory Terminology

Hue: The hue is what we usually think of as "color." Hues are created by different wavelengths of light. So we can also think of "color families" here. All of the blues are the same hue, but red is a different hue. Chroma: This refers to the "purity" of a color. Although different colors can be recognized as part of a certain color family (hue), some of those colors are more "pure" than others. Usually it's white, black, or grey added to a color that affects how pure it is. You've probably used this concept even if you didn't know what it...

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How to Be a Good Test Knitter

How to Be a Good Test Knitter

Test knitting is an important part of the designing process. So what can you do to be a good test knitter? Let's start with what test knitting is: basically, a designer has finished a pattern and wants to make sure that other people are able to follow the pattern and get the intended finished item. Read the guidelines for the test knit and be sure to follow them Many designers will have a list of things they want the test knitters to do, such as check gauge/finished measurements, make sure instructions are understandable, check yarn usage, check for errors. The...

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Avoid Knitting Burnout

Avoid Knitting Burnout

While looking through a survey of my newsletter subscribers about knitting challenges, I noticed a theme that developed through several answers: knitting burnout. One person mentioned missing the excitement of the beginning. I know I’ve faced it myself. So how do you get that excitement back?

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Supporting Small Businesses

Supporting Small Businesses

The most obvious way to support small businesses is to make purchases at those businesses. But I know there are a lot of factors that go into your decision to buy something, not least of which is budget. So I'm going to first address the purchasing side of supporting small businesses and then I'm going to talk about other ways you can support small businesses.

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