I have a confession to make. I snuck away to Rhinebeck, aka the New York Sheep and Wool Festival , this past weekend and had a blast. In addition to buying quite a bit of new-to-me yarns, I had way too much fun playing "Name That Pattern!" I kept spotting Cheryl Burke walking around in her...
We all struggle with our first knitting project, sometimes producing fantastic or horrible results. Here's marketing manager Annie Hartman Bakken, sharing her first knitting experience. Annie with her dog Edie modeling a vest Annie knit. A detail of the famous dishcloth. The famous dishcloth, alive...
Sep 18, 2013
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A couple weeks ago I finished a top-down raglan tee-shirt and I've already worn it twice. Because I could try it on as I knit, I was able to make it the perfect tunic length for my short stature. That's the beauty of the top-down knitting technique —you can really see how your piece is...
In both Interweave Knits Fall 2012 and Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2012 (look for that preview soon!), we've included patterns that utilize the sometimes scary technique of steeking. If you're itching to knit patterns from either of those issues, or are simply curious about the technique itself...
Top-down sweaters are all the rage, and for good reason: many of them are knit in the round, so no purling, and there's relatively no finishing except weaving in ends. Ann Budd has jumped on the bandwagon with her new book The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters , which is written in the...
The Summer 2011 issue of Knitscene featured an article by one of my favorite designers, Stephen West. I just bought his Spectra Scarf pattern, which is a circular scarf knit from a ball of self-striping sock yarn and a coordinating solid sock yarn. One of my knit-night buddies worked it up and it's...
Mar 21, 2012
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