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  1. Hana
    July 31, 2016 @ 2:29 am

    I have been making hats and scarves for several years – each in one single color – so I have quite a stash of beautiful leftovers. However, how can i put them to use in a multi color project such as stripes – a scarf for example – if they are varying weights? I have for example a beautiful gray that looks great against other colors but the gray is a bulky and the others are DK or Fingering weights….? I am dying to put all these odds and ends to use!
    please advise.
    Blessings, Hana

    • alexaludeman
      August 1, 2016 @ 9:58 am

      Hi Hana – try working more than one yarn held together. You can hold 2 sock yarns together, for example, to create about a worsted weight, or try a DK and a lace weight for a worsted.

      • Hana
        August 4, 2016 @ 8:20 am

        Thank you!
        I will try that!

  2. Meredith
    July 29, 2016 @ 3:23 pm

    Wow, beautiful work!! I’m going to look up that Christmas in July pattern. I love colorwork (won a ribbon at our county fair with a child sized North Shore this year!) and am looking for a modern sweater project for myself.

  3. Debbie
    July 29, 2016 @ 1:54 pm

    I have to agree with your comments about swatching colorwork. I knit about 40 hats a year for charity, normally solid colors. I decided to try a fair isle pattern without swatching and it ended up toddler size.

  4. Marj Frohlich
    July 29, 2016 @ 12:12 pm

    Please explain what you mean when you say swatch in three ways. I’m not sure what you mean. Thanks so much. Marj

    • alexaludeman
      July 29, 2016 @ 2:01 pm

      Hi Marj – I just mean 3 different colour combos

  5. Kathy D
    July 29, 2016 @ 6:26 am

    I haven’t been receiving my news letters. I thought maybe I didn’t sign up so checked that and all is right there. Glad that my curiosity got the better of me and I just went directly to your site. I agree such beautiful colors, always have a problem when picking out what goes with what and you suggestion to swatch is right on! Love that sweater and I had forgotten about the mukluks – great way to test colors or patterns. These are small enough for me to work in all the heat that we have been having. Thanks for jogging the gray matter.

  6. merrilyn
    July 28, 2016 @ 7:49 pm

    How can there be no comments on this gorgeous knitting. Just beautiful colors and ideas and love them all. Pictures are wonderful too. Thank you for your marvelous creative color combinations and your awesome knitting and sharing. I look forward to your posts so much just to gain inspiration of a happy, content individual doing what she loves. Blessings Merri