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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Using Stitch Markers in Knitting

Stitch markers are a valuable tool for knitting, and your use of them will vary depending on your personality, knitting ability, and how hard you like to concentrate. I use them a lot because I want my knitting to be as relaxing and easy as possible. There are 2 basic types of stitch markers: ones …

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Reading Knitting Charts

Knitting from Charts I love knitting from charts! A Knitting chart takes up much less space than written directions and it is a visual representation of what the pattern looks like. If you are using a paper pattern, highlighter tape will be very helpful. For charts, I position the highlighter tape right ABOVE the row …

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Calculating Gauge in Knitting

Swatching & Calculating Gauge Swatching and measuring your gauge is ESSENTIAL to make sure your garment fits! Make a swatch that is at least 6” square. THIS IS NOT A WASTE OF TIME OR YARN! Most patterns use stockinette stitch for gauge measurements, but if your’s uses a different stitch make your swatch in the …

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Socks on a Plane KAL

Socks on a Plane KAL at MHF

Welcome to the official Mountain Hollow Farm Socks on a Plane KAL page!   If you have not done so yet, download your pattern at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/socks-on-a-plane. This page is designed to support you throughout your project.  The KAL dates are July 14, 2018 – September 29, 2018. As a KAL participant, you are welcome to …

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