Grafting & Seaming Your Knitwear

Here in our store, we often say that the difference between homemade and handmade is in the details. One of the biggest details to improve your knitting is to master grafting and seaming. Kitchener stitch and mattress stitch are the 2 most common methods of seaming and grafting. This video by Patons is a very …

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How to Knit An Applied I-Cord

An applied i-cord gives a nice finish to your edges. I’ve used it on the Stag Head Pillow and the Cinnamon Girl Cardigan. It perfectly hides my zipper on the Cinnamon Girl Cardigan. This video by The Sweater Collective is a great tutorial on how to knit an applied i-cord. There are a few things …

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Reading Your Knitting

Reading your knitting is the ability to identify the stitches you’ve completed. This is an important skill, and can save you time and frustration once you’ve mastered it. Because of the way this pattern is written, it will be helpful for you to be able to read your knitting. This series of blog posts by …

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Advanced Swatching: Adjusting Your Size

Customize Your Garment Knowing how to make simple adjustments to your patterns allows you to customize any pattern to fit you perfectly. Learning how to adjust the overall size of a garment is the first step to customizing a pattern. This is handy to know if: You are between sizes You’re not happy with the …

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12 Days of Christmas…Gifts 2018

This blog post is the condensed version of our 12 Days of Christmas Gifts email series and Facebook posts. We’ve got you covered! The holidays are filled with blinking lights, familiar songs, cakes, cookies, good cheer…and stress! We love Christmas and are here to help you love it more by making it easier to find …

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Catkin KAL

Welcome to the official Mountain Hollow Farm Catkin KAL page! If you have not purchased your pattern and yarn yet, call us so we can get you on your way to making this gorgeous capelet. This page is designed to support you throughout your project.  The KAL dates are October 27 – December 15, 2018. …

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Stag Head Pillow KAL

Stag Head Pillow

Welcome to the official Mountain Hollow Farm Stag Head Pillow KAL page! This page is designed to support you throughout your project.  The KAL dates are October 13 – December 22, 2018. As a KAL participant, you are welcome to add comments or questions to this post and I will respond ASAP during that time …

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Lifelines are Lifesavers!

Lifeline Photo

A lifeline can be used with any type of knitted project, but it is especially helpful in lace knitting. Mistakes are much harder to fix in lace knitting than in other forms of knitting. The lifeline holds a row of stitches so that if you make a mistake, you can simply drop the stitches off …

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Batch Cooking To Save Time

Batch cooking chili

People sometimes ask me how I do it all: run the farm and a business and have a life. One of the ways I managed to save time is by batch cooking. Often times Sundays are filled up with cooking and laundry, though I always seem to find time to relax and knit on Sunday …

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Akoya KAL

Akoya Knit Along

Welcome to the official Angela’s Alterknits: Akoya Cardigan by Carol Feller KAL page! If you have not purchased your pattern yet, call us so we can get you on your way to making this gorgeous cardigan. This page is designed to support you throughout your project.  The KAL dates are August 9, 2018 – September …

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