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Arenda Holladay

email: arendajholladay@gmail.com

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  1. Holy cow Arenda - what talent. I'm blown away. It really shouldn't surprise me though, considering all the amazing things Nettie and Dora could do. This is Tabrina who was Barbara, your cousin, Dora's daughter. That pink sweater you made was the bomb. I was pig headed and stubborn - didn't want anything to do with our mothers real crafting - especially those plastic grapes! Amazing to see your blog online. I've been chatting with Nora on Facebook. Both of us are nicer since we grew up. lol....

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    1. Can you believe I just saw this! I am so sorry I didn't respond! I rarely check comments...send me an email at arendajholladay@gmail.com

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  2. I've to congratulate you for the video series.I'm confusiong with the instructions for swatch no. 2 in the M1: the instruction says that make the increase en the last row of ribbing, and in you video you did in the first row of stockintet. You're a knitting genius. I'm thinking serioully in redo the finishing course with you could it be possible? thank for you dedication
    fina blanch

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  3. Your blog is full of really wonderful information! Thank you so very much for sharing your vast knowledge with the world.

    I do have a question, though. In your Knitting Tips index, there is an entry for Duplicate Stitch, but no link. Is this an oversight or have you deleted any entries concerning duplicate stitch?
    I am just curious....

    ~Marie

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  4. Dear Arenda -- is it possible to acquire the Red Hooded Coat that you designed for Cast On in something like July 2009? It is a deep scarlet, has gorgeous cables in the bottom half, and 4 silver clasps rather than buttons. I would love to make this coat for my 5-year old granddaughter. I am astounded at your design skill and imagination -- I can't even properly make a garment larger than the largest size in a pattern (though I would love to learn how to do so), and I look at your designs in wonder. I also love the Caduceus coat (adult), and if that pattern could be made available also, would be so pleased. I just don't know how magazine patterns can be made available once the issue has become outdated -- Rachel

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  5. Arenda -- is it possible to acquire the red hooded cloak that you designed for Cast On in something like July 2009? It is a deep scarlet, has gorgeous cables in the bottom half, and 4 silver clasps rather than buttons. I would love to make this coat for my 5-year old granddaughter. I am astounded at your design skill and imagination -- I can't even properly make a garment larger than the largest size in a pattern (and would love to learn how to do this), and I look at your designs in wonder. I also love the Caduceus coat (adult), and if that pattern could be made available also, would be so pleased. -- Rachel

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  6. Dear Ms. Holladay, I wanted to write to you and thank you for your wonderful site and YouTube instructions. I have been knitting for about10 years now. The last several years I have finally upped my game and started making sweaters. The knitting part of the sweaters had not been difficult but the seaming and picking up for neckbands etc. had been very difficult to understand. Thank god I have a wonderful LYS where we have wonderful instructors and classes, Sheep's Clothing, in Valparaiso, In. As all of us knitters say "it sucks to be us if we did not have Sheep's to get us out of trouble," lol. So I'm making a cardigan from Coastal Knits and I got all the knitting done and I was anxious to get going on the neckband, but of course that required picking up stitches which I can not do unless I have someone sitting there to help me. I have done it but never understood what I was really doing. So I googled and your site came up and there was your picture of a neckband explaining horizontal and vertical pickups and the difference and behold a light bulb moment happened and I understood finally after all this time what I was doing. Your explanation of where to pickup in the stitches was excellent. I wanted to thank you for your help and making my day in knitting so great! Leslie Buff, Porter, In. P.S. I love your Pleated Linen Shirt could you please advise where we can find this pattern, thank you!!!

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    1. Glad to know the videos help! The pattern for the pleated shirt will be in the spring issue of Cast On. You can go to TKGA.com for more info.

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  7. Hi Andrea,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Arenda Holladay has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top Knitting blogs on the web.

    http://blog.feedspot.com/2016/02/09/top-knitting-blogs/

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of top Knitting blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this!

    Best,
    Anuj

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  8. Love your website and explanations. Do you have any resources on picking up stitches on reversed stockinettes. I'll be picking up sts at the armholes on a vest. Thank you

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  9. It is exactly the same as for picking up stitches on stockinette. On horizontal edges you pick up the new stitch in the stitch below. (A reverse stockinette stitch looks like the frown, the smile is the space between). On vertical edges you pick up in the space between the selvedge stitch and the first stitch in. I will do a tip for this in my next posting.

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  10. I wonder if this is the video the lady spoke of when showing you how to knit the Kitchener stitch. https://youtu.be/-S9v-pEiu-M

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    1. Not sure since she didn't show it to me! She couldn't find it again. I suspect there are lots on this topic. It was just new to me!

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