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🧶Become a colorwork star

Oh, what I would give to go back in time…

Back when I was making colorwork sweaters for my babies, completely winging it.

If only I’d had Knit Stars Arne + Carlos, Mary Jane Mucklestone and Andrea Rangel by my side.

Those tiny sweaters – while precious heirlooms – would be so much less embarrassing! 🙈

Our Masterclass Season 3: North Stars Rising still stands as our most popular Season to date. And with this list of teachers, it’s easy to see why! This is THE Season to own if you want to master colorwork – plus learn the secrets to lifelong knitting ergonomic health, and the path to unending yarn joy…

💫 Arne + Carlos
💫 Carson Demers
💫 Christel Seyfarth
💫 Mary Jane Muckelstone
💫 Lorilee Beltman
💫 Andrea Rangel
💫 Veera Välimäki
💫 Ann Budd
💫 Cecelia Campochiaro
💫 Ann Shayne + Kay Gardiner of MDK

Season 3 is on sale for just $199 through midnight tonight. You can start watching right away, or save it for a rainy day when you need some more color in your knitting life!

Grab Season 3 on sale here.

Our Masterclass Season 3: North Stars Rising still stands as our most popular Season to date. And with this list of teachers, it’s easy to see why! This is THE Season to own if you want to master colorwork – plus learn the secrets to lifelong knitting ergonomic health, and the path to unending yarn joy…

💫 Arne + Carlos
💫 Carson Demers
💫 Christel Seyfarth
💫 Mary Jane Muckelstone
💫 Lorilee Beltman
💫 Andrea Rangel
💫 Veera Välimäki
💫 Ann Budd
💫 Cecelia Campochiaro
💫 Ann Shayne + Kay Gardiner of MDK

Season 3 is on sale for just $199 through midnight tonight. You can start watching right away, or save it for a rainy day when you need some more color in your knitting life!

Grab Season 3 on sale here.

The biggest issue with my early baby sweaters comes down to one word:

Floats.

Those pesky lengths of yarn between color changes can be tricky. Too tight, and they make your work pucker. Too loose, and tiny fingers get caught in the loops.

If only I’d known Season 3 Star Andrea Rangel back then!

Watch this clip from Andrea’s Season 3 workshop – all about catching floats – here.

Now, how about a great project to practice your floats?

We’ve curated kits for Andrea’s fun “Dissent Toque,” available in both fingering and worsted versions.

Two of our kits use our exclusive Knit Stars colorway of Spincycle called “Starstruck,” available in both Dyed in the Wool (fingering weight) and Dream State (worsted weight).

Choose from our specially curated kits in your choice of weight – only available from Knit Stars – right here.

Colorwork patterns often call for something called a Provisional Cast-on. Have you learned it yet?

The Provisional is really handy when you want to leave yourself options – like the ability to add a different edging or additional length, at the end of a sweater project. Or for a really clean finish with colorwork.

Watch Season 3 Star Mary Jane Mucklestone’s tips for the Provisional Cast-On here.

Then try out your new knowledge with Mary Jane’s Sticks and Stripes Cowl. Featuring a bold geometric motif in neutral colors, this cowl’s fabric is lush and next-to-skin soft with a double-thick layer to keep you warm. It’s worked entirely in the round and grafted together at the end.

Get our exclusive kit for the “Sticks and Stripes Cowl” featuring LolaBean Cool Beans DK yarn here.

Repetition is at the heart of knitting – it’s part of what soothes us. But it can also cause pain that forces us to slow down, or even stop altogether.

In Masterclass Season 3, ergonomist Carson Demers explains some ways to help prevent and ease the tension caused by repetitive knitting patterns. Watch his tips here.

“Isshoni” by Cecelia Campochiaro (another Season 3 Star! 🤩) is a great pattern for practicing your repetition breaks. 

The pattern is unique because one triangle is based on an even stitch pattern and the other triangle is based on an odd stitch pattern. This creates a gorgeous, textured pattern that takes any outfit to the next level.

Our exclusive “Isshoni” kits contains 2 skeins of Mitchell’s Creations yarn in your choice of 4 colors.

Purchase your kit here!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve started pretty much every day with an omelet. It’s fast, simple, and keeps me feeling full until lunchtime. I love to toss in leftover meat and/or veggies from the night before (thin-sliced steak is especially delish!). 

But recently, I discovered a French omelet – and it is a game-changer! Sometimes also called a “wet omelet,” it results in a fluffier, lighter texture without that yucky overcooked egg vibe.

It takes a bit of practice but the method itself is really simple.

1. Thoroughly whisk together 3 eggs (or 2 eggs + 1 egg white) with a splash of water and a dash of salt. Set aside to rest for at least 5 minutes.

2. Prepare your fillings. You will want to pre-dice and pre-cook them so they’re ready to add at the right moment. I like sliced steak, diced turkey, diced veggies and some parmesan and cheddar cheeses.

3. Prepare your pan. You want to use a nonstick pan that’s a bit larger than the classic omelet pan – mine is 8” – and coat it with cooking spray, then add ½ T of butter and let it melt over low heat.

4. Add your whisked egg mixture. Now this is the important part: Take a spatula and continuously push the eggs toward the center of the pan until they start to look set but still wet, about 1-2 minutes. Spread the eggs out in the pan to form a circle that’s as big as possible, then smooth and pat down the top to make a continuous circle, like a tortilla.

5. Add your fillings across the middle of the circle, as if you were filling a burrito. Let them heat through for a minute or so, being careful not to brown the bottom of the omelet. Gently fold over each edge of the eggs, and slide onto a plate. Add salt + pepper plus herbs as a garnish if you have them. Enjoy!

xoxo

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