Tutorial: Long-tail cast-on

Tutorial: Long-tail cast-on

One of the most common cast-on methods is surely the long-tail cast-on. The edge is stable, without being terribly stretchy, making it perfect for anything from sweater hems, scarf edges, and mitten cuffs. Watch our video tutorial embedded below, or the PDF tutorial linked after, if you prefer to print your instructions. Materials Needed: • knitting needles • yarn (any weight)  Download the PDF print tutorial

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Elara Makealong Week 1: Single and Double Crochet

Elara Makealong Week 1: Single and Double Crochet

Note: If you missed the first post in our series and are brand-new to crochet, we recommend first reading our Chain Stitch tutorial, as this tutorial builds on skills learned in that post. One last note, we're using American Crochet terminology for these tutorials, and in-pattern for Elara—visit this page for a breakdown between UK and US crochet terminology, if you're familiar with the former.

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Elara Makealong Week 1: The Chain Stitch

Elara Makealong Week 1: The Chain Stitch

Welcome to the first of our Elara Pullover tutorials! When this pattern was published, we'll admit to being hopeful more knitters, or crafters who haven't tried it in a long time, might see crochet in nightshades and decide to give it a go. A warm thank you to everyone who reached out to us, in the hopes we'd be able to help explain some of the crochet basics, so they might be able to tackle this design. 

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nightshades 2019

The Nightshades 2019 collection is here Nightshades 2019 is here! A selection of texture-filled designs, eyelets, cables, ribbing, showcasing the marbled hues in our Nightshades yarn. The springy Cormo in this yarn keeps the stitch patterns in each of these designs crisp, spongey, and a joy to knit. A new moment for Nightshades, this collection features two crochet patterns, our Miruna Shawl and the Elara Pullover.   Two new Nightshades Colorways: Stiletto and Vinyl With this new collection, we have two new Nightshades colorways, Stiletto, with heathered pink undertones, and Vinyl, a deep, almost luminescent black like ...

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fall / winter 2019

A new pattern collection is here! We're surely not the only ones dreaming of first crisp morning, with wool wrapped around our shoulders and a piping hot mug keeping the chill away. Although we're all-season knitters around here, there's something special about casting-on the first project of Fall, in preparation for the frigid weather to come. In our Fall / Winter 2019 collection, we found inspiration in warm hues, floral motifs, and geometric stitch patterns—we hope you enjoy the eight patterns in this collection. Shop the Collection WREN HAT Twisting cable stitches and raised bobbles paired with our fingering weight...

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Primaveral 2019

February 20th 2019   Primaveral is the beginning of one season from another, when the air begins to fill with the first signs of spring yet the mornings are still crisp with frost. This collection is an homage to the last breath of winter, when woolens keep the freezing cold from creeping in while hinting at the warmth to come. We are proud to feature three transitional knitting patterns in this collection: Carlina - a colorwork yoke pullover, Elkins - a lace and cable folded brim beanie, and Kessler - a pair of quick cabled mittens.

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Tradition carried forward

Woolen yarn has been spun in the water powered, brick mill town of Harrisville since 1794. This small village is nestled in the Monadnock Highlands of southwestern New Hampshire and is the only industrial community of the early 19th Century that still survives in America in its original form. In 1977, the Department of Interior designated Harrisville a National Historic Landmark. Harrisville Designs has been spinning 100% Virgin Wool Yarn in Harrisville, New Hampshire for over 40 years. As one of a handful of woolen mills left in this country, Harrisville's textile tradition is rich and dates back to 1794 when the first of...

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