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  • The Afterthought Thumb

    Many of you have probably come across the “peasant” or “afterthought” heel in your sock knitting.  The same technique can be applied to gussetless thumbs in mittens. These thumbs must be comprised of more stitches than you would otherwise assume to avoid the mitten from twisting toward the thumb, causing it to sit off-center.  The mitten […]

  • Norway (Part 3): The Korsnäs Class

    The main reason I attended the Nordic Knitting Symposium was to take this class on the Finnish Korsnäs sweater.  It is an incredibly beautiful garment, made of both knitting and crochet.  Unfortunately the class was taught in Swedish so I missed out on a lot of the information, but I got the techniques by watching […]

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