Pat Olski

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Eight Surface Embroidery Stitches for Knitters

A few simple stitches can add texture and personality to your knits!

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Don’t Be Afraid of Adding Some Embroidery! Here’s How

Fear not—embroidery is much easier than it looks, and a few carefully selected stitches can go a long way toward making your knitted piece shine.

Breezy Knitting with Cotton and Linen

Twelve reasons that cotton and linen have all your warm weather needs covered. From fluffy to firm, add some sustainable plant fibers to your seasonal lineup!

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10 Steps for Seasonal Woolen Storage

Protect your beloved handknits and stash yarn by following some sensible precautions

5 Reasons Why You Should Knit a Vest

Whether you call it a vest or a waistcoat, the versatility of this sleeveless, multi-seasonal layering piece cannot be beat!

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Coloring in a Fair Isle Tam

How do designers come up with fabulous color combinations? By breaking out the colored pencils!

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Who’s Got the (Best) Button? How to Choose the Right Buttons for Your Knitting Project

Don’t wait until the end! Make this important choice before you cast on for your garment.

How to Wear Lace Every Day

From yarn choice to styling, adding lace to your wardrobe is a matter of knitter’s choice.

What’s in a Gusset?

A funny name for a little triangle of fabric, the thumb gusset is the difference between mittens that fit and uncomfortable hands.

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From Alpaca Pasture to Pullover

What is the path from those irresistibly fluffy alpacas to the tidy skeins of remarkable softness in your yarn basket?