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About fitknitchick

Fitness professional, scientist, mother of three, avid knitter and collector of fine yarns, FitFluential Ambassador

Self-striping yarns: the rabbit hole of fibres

I have a thing about self-striping yarns. There’s something fascinating and mesmerizing and magical about watching the colours change. Even the simplest of patterns is transformed into something beautiful and exciting to knit. Self-striping yarns create all the impact of a multi-coloured project without … Continue reading

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An ode to stash

Confession. I have a large stash. A very, very, very large stash. As in, if I never purchased another skein of yarn again, I’d have enough to keep on knitting well into my 80’s. But because the women in my family … Continue reading

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Time is relative when you’re knitting sleeves

I am in sleeve purgatory. When I knit sweaters, I usually choose sleeveless or cap-sleeve patterns. In part, because I’m at a time in my life where I frequently overheat and the thought of wearing wool on my arms makes … Continue reading

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Don’t skip the swatch

Let me start with a confession. I don’t always swatch. When I’m knitting a scarf or shawl or baby blanket or a pair of socks for myself with the same yarn, needles and pattern that I always use, I simply … Continue reading

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