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    Here's to a wardrobe of knits we love and want to wear for years to come!

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  • Ready for our Top 3 Blog Posts from 2022?

    by Hanna Lisa Haferkamp February 07, 2023 2 min read

    Hi lovely Collective members,

    I'm back with a brand-new post for you, and this time we're looking at one of my old loves: DATA. Yup, not sure if you knew that about me, but I love data. I don't have nearly enough time to dig into it these days, but every once in a while I can't resist to run a few reports to see which yarns sell really well or which blog posts you loved reading.

    The latter inspired this post: I got curious and went into Google Analytics to see which of our blog posts got the most traffic last year. Do you want to take a guess?

    Top 3 Blog Posts of 2022

    #3: Is there too much fabric at your underarm?

    Is there too much fabric at your underarm?I was really surprised to see this one pop up here - after all, it's a really specific problem. That being said, it's also a really common one, and annoying at that!

     

    The post that Claire wrote dives deep into why you might end up with a lot of fabric at your underarm and why for some, this might be a problem, and for others, just fine. She also explores what you can do to fix it, depending on where the source of the problem lies.

    If you've struggled with excess fabric bunching up at your underarm, head over to the post and read through it!

    #2: Why is superwash yarn not sustainable?

    Why is superwash yarn not sustainable?The year in which this article does not make our top 5 I'll be really surprised! I am still so proud of it - it dives deep into how superwash yarn is made and what makes both the process and the final product less-than-ideal for the environment.

    It's a great one to share with newer knitters or folx who are just getting into natural yarns, and I desperately, desperately need to get it's sister post - our non-superwash indie dyer list - back up on the blog!

    #1: What you can do when you can't get gauge

    What you can do when you can't get gaugeThis is SUCH A GEM. I keep sending this to friends who are struggling to get gauge or who are new to knitting and want to wrap their head around the concept of gauge (I've been there, it's hard!!).

     

    "What you can do when you can't get gauge" walks you through what gauge actually is, how to read the gauge measurements you might find in a pattern, and how you can change your knitting or materials so that you get closer to the gauge you need.

     

    Tell me - is there a blog post we've done before that you found particularly useful? Or one that you wish we would write?

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