Category Archives: Mending March

Episode 379: A Sweater-care Discussion

Spring is coming soon, which is the perfect time of year to think about getting your sweaters ready for the end of sweater weather. To dive into sweater care and maintenance, Lee and Stacey are joined by producer Andi and coworks Jen and Regan to discuss how we care for garments.  Plus, Lee and Stacey chat about their current knitting projects and the movies they watched while working on them. Mentioned in this Episode Hawthorne DK yarn Deep Winter Hat pattern Lee’s movie theater sweater project (Ravelry link) Lee’s Letterboxd Lee’s movie theater tee project (Ravelry project) Samia yarn Lee’s improvised orange cabled cardigan project (Ravelry link) Waterville Cardigan pattern Homestead Cables collection Swish Bulky yarn Lee’s Soup Swap with recipe Stacey’s oldest ...

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Darning Tools Explained

Of all the fiber craft tools out there, mending tools like darning eggs and darning looms can be some of the quirkiest ones you’ll see! The simple functions of darning tools leaves a lot of room for creative construction, which is why vintage versions can look like art pieces, but the variation in styles can also make these tools intimidating, so we like to stick with natural wood classics! Here’s an overview on each tool and where you might use them to help your darning.

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Episode 360 – March is for Mending!

The time is coming to start putting away heavy knits for the spring, and that’s got mending on our minds. Lee and Producer Andi discuss invisible vs. visible mending. Lee favors visible, using woven darning and contrast colors, and Andi prefers getting as close to invisible as she can using Swiss darning and color matched yarn. They also answer Stacey’s questions on mending. On the left is a not-quite invisible mend by Andi, and on the right is a deliberately visible mend by Lee. Plus, hear about our hosts Lee and Stacey’s personal projects, Lee’s free new pattern she designed, and our latest eBook, Lounge Act: Knits for Kicking Back.  Mentioned in this Episode Game Day Cardigans pattern  Lee’s Game Day with patch pockets  Traditions Afghan pattern  Block ...

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