All posts by: Donna Druchunas

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Hi. I have a small errata for the Butterfly mittens on the Butterfly Quilt and Butterfly Quilt 2 charts. The mittens will work out fine if you knit them exactly as in the pattern. But… technically, there should only be one plain row of knits on chart row 10 and one on chart row 20, […]

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!

Are you ready for your next package? Everything’s bundled up and packages will be in the mail starting tomorrow (Dec 2, 2019). This package has some very special yarn that we purchased from a small family business in Lithuania. The yarn is made from Lithuanian sheep wool and processed on machinery that is over 100 […]

Wow! Two things make this mantua from the middle 1700s worth comment. The first is that we know the name of the textile designer, Anna Maria Garthwaite, who worked in the Spitalfields district of London, widely known for its superb silk textile production. She was acknowledged as one of the finest designers of her day […]

Hi all! I hope you are enjoying the latest club package. I had someone ask a question about the Russian lace/cable chart and I have made a slight correction. I changed the key that said p2tog to k2tog. That’s how I worked it on the sample and I think it is easier that way besides. […]

Hi there. Several of you have emailed me about problems with chart B for the Raupen Wrap. I’m sorry for the confusion. On the enlarged version we printed and inserted into the booklets, the repeat box did not show up. This is what Chart B should look like and how you work the second repeat, […]

There were a couple of questions on Ravelry about working Chart B and the Beads and Buds section after that, so I’m posting this here in case anyone else has the same question. After you finish chart A, you will work Chart B (with 4 garter sts at each end and in the center) until […]