The Two Strands blog is run by Mary Ann Stephens who is almost always knitting with two strands of yarn, using Fair Isle and Norwegian colorwork knitting techniques.  Her online shop is now MaryAnnStephens.com, her Instagram is #maryannstephensknits and she’s an avid supporter of Ravelry, using “twostrands” as her Ravelry ID.  Mary Ann now lives in Tucson, AZ and has 3 sons, 1 Golden Retriever and 1 husband.


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  1. Laura Drake says:

    Thanks so much for the info on grafting, it’s helped me for a different reason than an error. I just finished a great, but intricate lacey patterned sweater. The yarn was light yellow, and in two places the yard was discolored. Instead of cutting out that part, I knitted it in, thinking the stain would come out – it didn’t. I’ll never do that again!
    There’s no way I was going to junk all the work, and had just about resigned myself to living with it and wearing the sweater anyway…when I saw your technique.
    I’ll give it a try – thanks so much!

  2. Mary Alice (Carey) Kohs says:

    m.a.? is that you?? how exciting to see all this amazing work. i’m also a corporate refugee these days, living with my husband daniel and son ian in port washington.

    happy thanksgiving, and please get in touch!



  3. Catherine Mire says:

    I ordered Tiger Lily today – Wow!!! Beautiful pattern! I doubt I will be able to start it until early 2011 as I have several WIPs in progress and I need to study the chart for sizing and maybe changing color way… (always tricky but I have to decide what will work for the intended recipient). Also ordered Wintergarden hat kit & sweater chart. Your designs knock me over. Well done!

    Well, maybe I can sneak in a hat or two before I can devote time to the sweaters. I can hardly wait. Keep designing because you are very good at it!


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