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2019 Club Theme

Our theme for 2019 will be Maria Sibylla Merian’s Garden Flowers. Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator. She was one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly. She painted from life, published her own books of embroidery patterns and scientific studies, and travelled with her daughter to South America […]

Natural History of Knitting Online Club

How does the club work?

You’ll receive: A MYSTERY package every other month A skein of yarn hand-dyed by Donna in a special colorway. An original watercolor painting by me, designer Donna. A knitting notion or tool to use on your project.  Occasionally a printed illustrated booklet. A Victorian pattern for a knitted flower. An illustrated story about a woman […]

Natural History of Knitting Online Club

A Paginated Post which is also a ‘Sticky’

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Knitting

Lesson: Knitting Mohair

Working with mohair yarn can be a challenge. Because the yarn is so fuzzy and the fibers are clingy, the yarn will stick to itself as you knit, making it almost impossible to rip out. If you do have to rip, slowly unknit the piece stitch by stitch, using a sharp scissor to separate the furry halo if it gets stuck together. But be careful not to cut the core of the yarn!

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