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Aside

I am intrigued by the fact that Bliss consented to KFI’s filing for a US trademark registration for DEBBIE BLISS for the new magazine (you can look it up). Previously, when she had filed for a trademark registration in the … Continue reading

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Trust no one?

To recap: 1. There was a big blow-up two years ago about Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarns (distributed in the US by Knitting Fever (KFI)) not containing the cashmere they were said to contain. After the initial scandal, nothing concrete seemed … Continue reading

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No-sew, no-knit

I love top-down set in sleeves. After the initial effort of figuring out how to pick up the stitches along the armscye and working out any decreases that are needed before I hit the bicep line (I think I pick … Continue reading

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Ease over decades, again

Finally — and actually, it’s been sitting on the server for a while, now — here’s the table comparing the pattern measurement/drafting instructions from the hand knitting design books listed in this post. The table also includes Righetti and Mary … Continue reading

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