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Technique

A loose Cast-On for lace

Do you like knitting lace? I love it! And I want to share a cast-on tip with you. This is a modified long-tail cast-on that I use for lace and it’s super easy to do. And this is a useful tip for lace knitting, especially for cowls because they usually imply casting on many stitches.

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The rule of thirds

The rule of thirds is a guideline that allows you to easily create a pleasing composition for your photographs. Basically, the photo frame is divided in thirds: with 2 horizontal and 2 vertical lines, you divide the photo in 9 segments of equal size. It’s like a 3 by 3 tic-tac-toe grid that you overlay over the frame of the photo.

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Finding your way through the maze of yarn weights

Let’s kick off the series about yarn! In this post of The Explorers Blog, I’ll start with yarn weight. Yarn weight refers to the thickness of the yarn itself (the thread) rather than the weight of the whole skein or ball of yarn. One could wonder why we would need to have a yarn weight defined in anything else than grams (or another weighing unit)…

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