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Welcome to Yard By Yard Knits! I'm Sarah, the woman behind the knitting. My friend, Katie, showed me how to knit on numerous college vacations, but I never made more than a little swatch. In 2005, I decided it was time for a hobby. Another friend, Vanessa, was knitting socks one night when I was at her house. She gave me a lesson and sent me home with yarn, needles, and instructions to practice! Always an overachiever, I decided I would make Vanessa a scarf with her yarn. But I wasn't going to start off with garter stitch or stockinette stitch. I was going for a little pattern, so I picked moss stitch. That doesn't sound so hard for novice knitters, but when you can't yet read a knit stitch from a purl stitch, it makes for a very interesting project! I don't recommend new knitters follow my beginnings! I also don't recommend knitting your first scarf with baby yarn - it takes forever!…

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  • Born on July 1
  • Joined June 28, 2009

About

Welcome to Yard By Yard Knits! I'm Sarah, the woman behind the knitting. My friend, Katie, showed me how to knit on numerous college vacations, but I never made more than a little swatch. In 2005, I decided it was time for a hobby. Another friend, Vanessa, was knitting socks one night when I was at her house. She gave me a lesson and sent me home with yarn, needles, and instructions to practice! Always an overachiever, I decided I would make Vanessa a scarf with her yarn. But I wasn't going to start off with garter stitch or stockinette stitch. I was going for a little pattern, so I picked moss stitch. That doesn't sound so hard for novice knitters, but when you can't yet read a knit stitch from a purl stitch, it makes for a very interesting project! I don't recommend new knitters follow my beginnings! I also don't recommend knitting your first scarf with baby yarn - it takes forever!

But after this first scarf, I was hooked. I quickly moved on to baby blankets for an extra challenge. Luckily, my expert knitting friend (Katie) had moved back to town, so she helped me with all my questions, and I did indeed knit two baby blankets. Be sure to visit Katie's Etsy shop, Pretty Sneaky, to see her great work!

You might ask, why pet apparel and scarves? I admit it's an odd combination, but it's what I like to knit! Maybe I like the gratification of finishing a project too much to make adult-sized sweaters that take longer to make. Plus, the pet clothing is so darn cute! I don't even own a dog, but I will admit I am tempted to try some of the dog sweaters on my cat just to see how they look. She's very grateful that I have not given into that temptation.

I love trying new patterns and projects as well as experimenting with new yarns on familiar patterns. I'm drawn to textures and vibrant colors, as you can tell from my shop. I won't admit to how much spare time is spent knitting, but I can say I feel way too bored and unproductive watching television without a project to work on.

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I am a member of the following teams:

Etsy Knitters Street Team: You can check out the team's home page at http://team.etsy.com/profilest/knitters.shtml.

All Handmade by ME: You can check out the team's home page at https://www.etsy.com/teams/19087/all-handmade-by-me.

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