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Check out what’s going on at our various knitting magazines. You’ll get a peek behind the scenes and lots of in-depth blogs about our favorite projects.

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The Fall Look: Cozy and Classic

It’s raining here today, and when I took the dogs out, there was a cool breeze. A cool breeze! What a refreshing change. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer more than most, but as fall approaches, I sure do look forward to it! Of course, one of the best parts of fall is fall…

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Celebrate Christmas in July with us!

I’ve taken the last couple of Christmases off from gift knitting, but I want to get back to it again, and smart knitters like me and all of you, know that knitting takes time, and holiday knitting needs a plan. My plan includes several patterns from 25 Knitted Accessories. This book is such a great…

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Getting to Know Mari Chiba’s Fall Knitting Patterns

Is the Ginny Cardigan (shown below) in your knitting queue? I love it, too—those owls are darling, and so cleverly placed. That’s the work of designer Mari Chiba, and she has a beautiful collection in the Fall 2015 issue of Knitscene. Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter also wrote a profile of Mari in this issue, and I thought…

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Vote for Our Knitscene Fall Knit-Along

Amy is hosting a knit-along from the Fall 2015 issue of Knitscene. The KAL will start on July 24, so vote now! —Kathleen Knit Along with Me I’m so in love with all of the garments in the new Knitscene Fall 2015 issue that I’m having a lot of trouble deciding which to knit first.…

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Become a master lace knitter

Making a beautiful knit shawl like Margaret Stove’s 1939 Christening Shawl (at right) is my Everest. This shawl is so dreamy. I love everything about it, from the border pattern to the color. I can’t imagine knitting this, but as I said last week, anything is possible in knitting. I really believe that—if I can…

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Knitting the Cecilia Blouse

The first thing I knit start-to-finish when I started with Interweave in 2013 was the Cecilia Blouse by Lene Holme Samsøe from her book Essentially Feminine Knits. I had gotten a skein of beautiful variegated blue-green yarn from work and was looking for a pattern to challenge myself. Amy suggested the Cecilia, a winged dolman type beauty of…

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Happy 4th, Knitters!

Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a fun day planned, with lots of food, family, fun, and fireworks! And maybe a little knitting, too. Here are some cute patterns that are apropos of the day. Pier 39, Bethel Tank, Inselsberg Socks I’m at a family wedding/reunion this weekend, and I’m hoping for some…

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Interweave Editors’ Picks

The editors at Interweave have been talking a lot about our favorite things lately. I’ve posted some of them on Facebook, but I thought I’d put them all together here, so you see what we love and why. It’s a really fun group of stuff! “I love Amy Christoffer’s New American Knits—so much so that…

The beginnings of my Beacon Shawl

I’m knitting the Beacon Shawl. Are you?

I just started the Beacon Shawl knitting pattern (from Knitscene Accessories 2015), and so far, so good. The first part of the shawl is a big triangle, so you repeat a series of garter stitch rows with increase rows interspersed, until you get to 90 stitches. This is great TV knitting. It’s going to be…

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Knit for a cause this summer

With temperatures finally reaching a point we can only describe as HOT, it’s starting to feel like summer at last. Longer days and more spare time means only one thing: more time to knit! And what better way to spend your time than to help knit for a cause? Caron United is still seeking blanket…