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Name that Garment

Browsing through Jane Sowerby’s Victorian Lace Today, I wondered about the origin of words for specific items of clothing – like a fichu. Sowerby has two different patterns for fichus, both lovely though I’m not sure I’d ever make one. … Continue reading

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New(er) Knitters and “Exotic” Fibers

Newer knitters often treat “exotic” fibers with awe.  (Well, all of us fiber devotees will agree exotic fibers ARE something!)  Sadly, many new knitters seem almost hesitant to touch these fibers – never mind knitting with them!  “Maybe when I’m a better knitter” or “I just couldn’t!” Well, you … Continue reading

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