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  • Thanksgiving is tomorrow in the United States, and I have so much to be thankful for. I've got a wonderful family, a fabulous group of friends, my darling cat and doggies, mine and my family's health, and, of course, my knitting! I'm truly
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  • ( Interweave Knits editor Lisa Shroyer wrote a lovely blog post about Pies and Pullovers and Thanksgiving-y goodness. We here at Knitscene figured if a few pies were good, more pies would be even better.) Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it
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  • We asked Stephanie Griess, ace stitcher and our media sales manager, to share her thoughts on shisha work. Here’s Stephanie: Each a celebration of color and light, these ornaments will give you a small taste of the elaborate mirror embroideries
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  • Möbius Infinity Scarf from Twigg Stitch Twigg Stitch by Vicki Twigg is selling like hotcakes. And it's no wonder—Vicki's Twigg stitch is a marvelous stitch pattern; a version of double-knitting that you'll find addictive. Our friends
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  • Hey there knitters! I hope your week is shaping up to be restful and filled with love and food and making. My family is a knitting family, so there will be lots of sitting around and knitting while things bake, while the men do the dishes after dinner
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  • Kathleen's handknit washcloths. These are probably 10 years old, and I still use them almost every day. The knitted dishcloth is a classic. It's sort of a knitter's right of passage; we've all knit at least one, and most of us have a drawer
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  • Knitting becomes a much more pleasurable experience when you can fix your own mistakes. I worked in a yarn shop for a while, and I can't tell you how many customers came in with their knitting at a complete standstill because they had dropped a stitch
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  • The leaves are falling, the temperature is slowly dropping, and knitters across the US are no doubt working feverishly to complete their handmade gifts, in time for giving. What better way to usher in the holidays than by teaming up with our friends at
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  • The 2014 issue of Jane Austen Knits featured Cassandra’s Tea Cozy, a pattern for a lush floral teapot warmer. Though the pattern only notes Anne Berk as the author, this piece was actually designed and created by five wonderful ladies: Anne Berk
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  • It is a scarf time of year. Where we are in Colorado anyway, winter isn't coming, it has arrived, in all its blustery, snowy, splendor. As the temperature drops, I have a thing about "cold gaps," those sneaky little places between say, sleeve
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  • Have you heard of vertically stranded colorwork? It's a wonderful technique developed by Lorilee Beltman. Vertical stranding is easy, once you get the hang of it; you simply knit one column of stitches with a different color. Here are some examples
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  • Antique scissors and beading needles from Loene McIntyre’s collection shown with “A Beaded Butterfly to Embroider” in the November/December 2001 issue of PieceWork . For many, collecting goes beyond a hobby and becomes a lifelong passion
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  • I'm one of those people who is constantly cold. Come winter, the only place I'm warm is soaking in a hot tub or buried under mountains of blankets in bed. The heat can be cranked to full blast and I can be bundled up to my eyebrows, and I still
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  • Kate's mittens that her dad brought her from Lithuania. Photo by Kate Grusauskas. Kate's mittens from Latvia. Photo by Kate Grusauskas. When Interweave’s Contracts Administrator, Kate Grusauskas, gave us a show-and-tell of the fabulous mittens
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  • Hudson Wrap I believe that there are three camps when it comes to winter. One is the folks who hate it, are freezing for three months, and want to eventually move to a year-round warm climate. Then there are those who like winter, who think falling snow
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  • I'm in Colorado this week, working on photoshoots and 2015 planning and thinking lots about spring and summer collections. Meanwhile! It's about 9 degrees outside. The other night, it was -4 degrees when I walked to dinner. I am a southerner and
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  • Fir-Cone Sachet In the 2014 issue of Interweave Knits Gifts , double-knitting designer extraordinaire Alasdair Post-Quinn goes in-depth about colorwork double-knitting, using one of my favorite patterns as his teaching tool! Alasdair's Fir-Cone Sachet
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  • The leaves are falling, the temperature is slowly dropping, and knitters across the US are no doubt working feverishly to complete their handmade gifts, in time for giving. What better way to usher in the holidays than by teaming up with our friends at
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  • There is a small percentage of people in the world who like running long distances. That number has increased in recent years with the popularity of obstacle runs, people adopting the "weekend warrior" lifestyle, and some finding that "runner's
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  • From fashion to home decor to even wedding cakes , Pinterest is exploding with bright, bold motifs inspired by the American Southwest. For knitters, this is old news. The colorful and geometric patterns of fabrics woven by the indigenous people of the
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  • I made one of these little cross-stitch name tags for each family member's stocking. I love saying hello to them every holiday season! I love Christmas, and I decorate like crazy. From my three trees to my Christmas village, there's something
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  • Obviously we love talking about Knitscene —it's our bread and butter, our pride and joy, and we have so many things to say about our issues. But so do our designers! I've rounded up blog posts from designers featured in Knitscene Winter
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  • There is a really nifty instruction that pops up in some knitting patterns that goes like this: “ At the same time, . . . ” This phrase can be confusing or thrilling, depending upon what kind of knitter you are. Personally, it made a pattern
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  • Crafters are known to be a charitable bunch, and this holiday season we have an added incentive: Caron United has partnered with Children of Fallen Patriots to invite knitters and crocheters—or anyone who wants to learn—to knit blanket squares
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  • The miniature wicker chair with the flamestitch pattern cushion, stitched by Deanna Hall West. Photo by Joe Coca. 20,000 pieces of miniature furniture. I have a difficult time imagining the scope of that, especially knowing that many of the pieces, consisting
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  • It's November, and many of you smart knitters already have your gift knitting well in hand. But some of us don't, and we need some ideas STAT! We moved last weekend, and God knows where my stash is, so I'm out this year, methinks. But it's
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  • I finished my Barbet Pullover! I did not finish it in time for Rhinebeck and thus got a mild scolding from designer Alexis Winslow, but it was well-intentioned (and really not a scolding at all). This seamless sweater pattern comes from Alexis's incredible
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  • We all know that some of our yarn comes from sheep, and even spiders (silk), but yaks? You betcha! The good people at Bijou Basin Ranch raise registered full-blooded Tibetan yaks that have superior glossy coats, perfect for roving, yarn, and yarn blends
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  • Moonlight Pullover Enchanted Cardigan Everyone loved Kristen TenDyke's Finish-Free Knits , and now she's back with more in her new book No-Sew Knits . Kristen's designs for this book cover it all from pretty and practical to fun and funky
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  • The leaves are falling, the temperature is slowly dropping, and knitters across the US are no doubt working feverishly to complete their handmade gifts, in time for the giving. What better way to usher in the holidays, than by teaming up with our friends
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  • I hold very few things to be true in this crazy world, but one of those things is that any knitter, of any skill level, can knit any project they want—those projects might take longer than they would for more experienced knitters, but my philosophy
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  • Years ago, I designed the Bandelier Socks for Interweave Knits . In order to have a solid, contrast-color heel but minimal interruption to the colorwork of the foot, I had to avoid a traditional sock gusset. Why? Well, when you work a traditional heel
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  • Every year, the Jane Austen Festival Australia is held for Austenites to learn more about the Regency Period and to feel what it was like to live at that time. This year, the festival commemorates the two hundredth anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo
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  • "Math class is tough!" - Teen Talk Barbie I love math. There, I said it, my nerd status is truly out in the open now, but it's true-- I love it. I love the way numbers line up neatly in order (97 always comes after 96), I love the way it
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  • This week, we had our first snow. It was brief, and none of it stuck around, but it hammered home the point: winter is coming. Time to knit yourself some snuggly accessories! Interweave Knits Winter 2015 features some great accessories, such as Erica
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  • The busiest travel day of the year in the USA is coming up: Thanksgiving. We all want to get together with our families and give thanks for all of our blessings. We pack our clothes, toiletries, and most importantly, our knitting! I like to have small
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  • It snowed yesterday. I saw it happen. It didn’t last long, and it wasn’t the pure white fluff most people can at least appreciate. It was wet, gray slush. Gross. I have mixed feelings about the snowy season. On one hand, I’m not really
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  • I hope you all have a copy of Knitscene Winter by now, but if not, you can download a digital version or order the print magazine . I wanted to talk a bit today about a new department we added in this issue, called A Closer Look. In my perfect world,
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  • We asked Louisa Demmitt, assistant editor of Knitscene , one of PieceWork ’s sister magazines, to talk about two of her favorite things. The September/October 2014 issue of PieceWork is particularly special; it is all about needlework in literature
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  • Quick and easy. How many times have we looked for projects that fit that criteria? Sure, sometimes we need a fast project—for a gift or something. Even when we're working on a big project, like a sweater or a blanket, most of us want to GET
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  • Lily of the Valley, from Rustic Modern Knits by Yumiko Alexander We just bought my mom's house (she's downsizing, and we got a sweet deal!). With that house comes an incredible garden that Mom has nurtured for years. It's simply beautiful
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  • Congratulations to our week 1 winners— Diane H. from High Springs, FL and Janice V. from Yadkinville, NC! The leaves are falling, the temperature is slowly dropping, and knitters across the US are no doubt working feverishly to complete their handmade
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  • I have made no secret of my love of folk art. Functional art that tells a story is one of the most fantastic ways to get to know a culture. Every part of the world has its own folk art traditions from ceramics to carvings, from paintings to textiles.
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  • Corhhusk Pullover by Agnes Kutas-Keresztes I've invited Amy Palmer, editor of Knitscene , here today to share her newest creation with you— 7 Perfect Knitting Patterns for Fall . She's pulled together seven of her favorite fall patterns
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  • The preview for the brand new winter issue is up! Go check it out! This issue was shot in the shadow of a glacier. I'm still recovering from the altitude sickness. It was August and we were feezing! I got to stay onsite in the B&B that hosted
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  • Living Jane Austen During the photo shoot for Jane Austen Knits 2014, we enjoyed pretending that we were living in one of her novels. The magazine is more homage than literal interpretation—there are women's sweater knitting patterns, a men's
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  • A Tuesday morning in the Interweave office in Fort Collins… Louisa: Hey Hannah, you have any Halloween costumes in mind? Hannah: I’m leaning toward Mary Poppins because my friend has a costume I can borrow, which is great because I’d
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  • Robin Allen's excellent Paros Hat comes in two sizes, and in a worsted weight yarn, it's a fast knit. We modeled it on a woman in the magazine, but it would also be great as a men's knit hat pattern—the colors of the yarn used have an
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  • These cool litte stars are easy and quick to make. Each of the five "points" is knitted flat and joined to the last point. They're also easy to adjust in size—try tiny ones for gift tags; or much larger ones for decorations; or sew
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  • Lorilee Beltman is so great. She's a knitter, designer, teacher, and innovator. She developed a super cool color knitting technique—vertical stranding. At the second Sock Summit, I was lucky enough to take a class from Lorilee and learn her
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  • Death Comes to Pemberley is currently airing on PBS. This two part series is based on the book of the same name by the fantastic P.D. James, whose DCI Adam Dalgliesh novels kept me up way too late during my college days. The book (and show) pick up at
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  • We have a new video class up today--all about working knitted dishcloths . Joanna Johnson walks us through the benefits of working these little kitchen wonders, and demonstrates the techniques used, such as: circular cast-ons, chevron patterns, and edgings
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  • In Knitscene Winter , we inadvertently have quite a few patterns in which the yarn is held doubled to work the project. Joann Roger's Hanne Sweater is one of those, but most of them showed up in Mixed Media, our collection featuring marled yarn. The
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  • We had a lot of fun brainstorming possibilities for PieceWork ’s first-ever underwear issue , but the articles and projects that made their way into the final pages of our most recent issue are even better than I’d imagined. Who knew the history
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  • It's so meaningful to give handmade gifts; making them is lots of fun, and the recipient is always so grateful (at least in my experience!). I don't have time to knit gifts for everyone on my list this year, but I might have time to use my cross
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  • Have you ever thought about making your craft a professional gig? A lot of knitters and crocheters have found ways to leverage their passion and expertise into business--whether it be as designers, yarn-makers or dyers, bag and tool manufacturers, sales
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  • As editor of Knitscene , I like to try to introduce readers to new techniques—or maybe to reintroduce more experienced knitters to techniques they've put out of mind for the moment. Sometimes this means I get to learn along with the readers
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  • Cocoon Shrug by Nancy Ricci. You can see how pretty the spot stitch is. I'm packing for my fall knitting retreat this weekend, and I've already got three sweaters in my bag. It's supposed to be rainy and cold here in Spokane, and our retreat
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  • I hate to break it to you, but it's almost that time . Time to start calmly ticking items off your handmade gifts list... or to start panicking because you haven't started. I will let you guess into which category I fall. That's right. The
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  • Rowan Yarns is celebrating the month of October with the start of a new knit-along—the Kaffe Fassett Pure Wool Worsted Mystery Knit-along. Beginning with the first clue, which came out on October first, clues will be released on KnitRowan.com approximately
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  • This weekend was the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, more colloquially known as Rhinebeck. The weather was... odd, but the people were fantastic, and the sheep were sheepy. I went with the goal of only buying yarn to make a gift for my mom, and ended
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  • Jane's Barathea Mitts by Angela Hahn Jane Austen is one of my heroes. I was absolutely hooked by the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice —pre-DVR; I actually left work early to make sure I was home when it started, because I didn't know
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  • Have you ever worked toe-up socks? There are a few methods to cast on for a seamless toe in these "backwards" beauties--methods such as the figure 8 cast-on, which requires winding yarn in figure 8's around two double-pointed needles to
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  • Like a lot of people, I have tons (tons!) of variegated and striping yarns in my stash. I love a riot of color, and the more the better! However, it's always a challenge to find a project that highlights the yarn without obscuring any kind of interesting
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  • Alexis Winslow's book, Graphic Knits , is so wonderful. It's a collection of twenty patterns featuring innovative colorwork inspired by geometric motifs. Alexis's approach is bold and fresh; she uses many different techniques to achieve fashion
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  • I absolutely love a project that you can cast-on on Friday night and cast-off on Saturday. The Quietude Cowl by Rosemary Drysdale is one of those projects; it's knit with super-chunky yarn on size 15 needles. And we've kitted it up for you! Check
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  • We asked Anne Merrow, editor of Jane Austen Knits , to share with us what she loves about the most recent issue. Abbey Mill Farm Vest by Anne Podlesak When I was working on the latest issue of Jane Austen Knits , I had the urge so many times to go back
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  • This issue explores rugged refinement for winter with dramatic dusters, cardigans, and oversized wraps—designs inspired by the outdoors and wintery landscapes. Learn about the best yarns for Fair Isle colorwork knitting, the SilverSpun yarn mill, The Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, Alaska, and working
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  • There are so many ways to work color into our knitting. Fair Isle, intarsia, stripes, color blocking, duplicate stitch, and so on. There's also slip-stitch knitting. Check out the Santorini Cowl by Faina Goberstein, below; all that glorious colorwork
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  • It’s so fun to get the behind-the-scenes peek at anything, but I think it’s especially fun to discover the process behind knitwear design and inspiration. Check out the insider stories of Theresa Schabes , Mary Gildersleeve , and Julie Hamilton
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  • Oh my—it’s underwear! This often-overlooked element of textile history is the focus of this issue of PieceWork. For centuries, people have constructed all manner of underwear, using a variety of techniques. Compelling, often personal, stories go hand in hand with this specific element of
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  • Rowan Yarns is celebrating the month of October with the start of a new knit-along—the Kaffe Fassett Pure Wool Worsted Mystery Knit-along. Beginning with the first clue, which came out on October first, clues will be released on KnitRowan.com approximately
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  • Cowls are seriously the best. I’m wearing one right now. The knitted shawl has been a consistent fave among us crafty folk, but the cowl bridges the gap between mainstream fashion and handcraft a bit more--we see cowls and infinity scarves at Urban
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  • Naomi's Ceramic Wall Sconce. My niece Naomi is the ultimate interdisciplinary crafter! She’s actually a ceramic artist, who makes dishes so beautiful you don't want to eat off of them and wall sconces that make you wonder what material
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  • Laura is our newest knitting team member. Before she joined our crew, she designed the incredible Meko Pullover from Knitscene Winter 2014 . Here's Laura to share some of her inspiration behind this bold bottom-up seamless sweater. The red with the
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  • One of my favorite things about working in Knitscene is the photo shoots, but taking my own finished garment photos is tricky! I don't know about you, but the minute I finish putting together a knitted sweater, I want to show it off right then! Sometimes
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  • Sometimes I like to work on a project that's not knitting. I know. Blasphemy. But I need to get my craft on in multiple platforms! Along with knitting, I enjoy papercrafting, cross-stitch, crochet, and sewing. I went to a scrapbooking retreat a couple
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  • Happy autumn! Sweater weather has arrived to Colorado – at least for the mornings – and we here at Interweave could not be more excited about that. It’s such a great time to get excited all over again about knitting and all its possibilities
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  • One of the most rewarding parts of my job is delving into exactly what inspired a designer to make a specific project. As a few examples from projects featured in past issues of PieceWork illustrate, inspiration is found in myriad places: • I was
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  • We just launched this kit for the Whitewood Beret and Mitts from fall Interweave Knits , and it got me thinking about my stash of berets...time to pull them out for Fall. I have two favorite berets that I wear as slouchy hats: a Fair Isle hat I designed
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  • Matti Gloves Kettu Top I love color knitting and Scandinavian design. Imagine my delight when First Frost by Lucinda Guy was delivered to my door! Lucinda delivers, as always. There so many are beautiful, colorful patterns in this book, along with interesting
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  • This week I'm in Cleveland working on the next season of Knitting Daily TV. There is so much that goes into each season, so many people's hard work, so many moving parts. I've met amazing people and learned so many new yarn-y techniques. I
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  • Do you like things to match? I do, sorta. I don't love a matchy-match, such as patterned tee shirt with a hoodie lined with that same patterned fabric, but I do like to pick up colors among the elements of my outfit. A stripped scarf in which one
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  • Jane Austen Knits 2014, a 144-page special publication from the editors of Spin-Off magazine, explores the fashion and traditions of Jane Austen's time and novels through 27 inspired knitting patterns. Prepare for a ball or warm up on a cold evening with the beautiful over-the-knee stockings by Lisa
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  • I'm super excited to be a part of the Graphic Knits blog tour! So excited that I referenced a terrible '90s song for the title of this post! You're welcome. I love fall for so many reasons, including the fact that some of the best books for
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  • If you like bulky yarns and quick knitting, check out the Quick Knits in Bulky Yarns Pattern Collection! Today we have a guest post from knitwear designer Mari Chiba. Mari is an account manager and the design coordinator at Stitchcraft Marketing . Her
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  • In a new series, we'll be running our Where it Comes From column, a part of every issue of Interweave Knits, here on the blog. The article below is featured in Interweave Knits Gifts 2014 , which includes over 30 projects for holiday knitting and
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  • As sock knitters, I feel like we all have at least one thing in common—we're frequently drawn to the fun multicolored yarns. Variegated, hand-painted, space-dyed—you name it. We want it. And then we hold our newly acquired skein of variegated
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  • The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits is here! Take the period drama that is Downton Abbey mix in some of today’s brightest knitting designers and you get The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits magazine! This special issue from the editors of PieceWork
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  • There's a new stitch in town, and it's pretty incredible. Designer Vicki Twigg invented it, and it's called . . . Twigg stitch! Mothwing Scarf Vicki was aiming for a two-colored ribbing without floats, and she ended up discovering anew knit
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  • Rowan Yarns is celebrating the month of October with the start of a new knit-along—the Kaffe Fassett Pure Wool Worsted Mystery Knit-along. Beginning with the first clue, which came out on October first, clues will be released on KnitRowan.com approximately
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  • We asked Toni Rexroat, online editor of CrochetMe, to share some of her favorite vintage-inspired designs from recent issues of Interweave Crochet . Eolande Shawlette by Kathryn White, Interweave Crochet Summer 2014 One of my first crochet projects was
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  • Desk copies of Knitscene Winter just arrived this week and we're all pretty excited. It's always so satisfying to look through a completed issue, to think about the projects we want to make, the products we fell in love with, to remember all the
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  • We asked frequent PieceWork contributor, Kristine Byrnes, to tell us more about her wonderful tour of the costumes from Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum. Beaded tabard worn by Rose; one of the few costumes that is vintage in its entirety. Photograph
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  • Spiral Pullover, p.26 After the final increase round before dividing for body and sleeves, there needs to be a stitch count that is a multiple of 6 stitches, plus 1, and only the smallest size has that. Here are the corrected numbers (in bold) for the
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  • Ahh, fall. That time of pumpkin spice lattes and boots and changing leaves. You know, if you live in one of those places where those things happen. Fall is late to Colorado this year and I am cranky about it. One of the best things about fall, though
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  • Every Christmas, my mother knits a gift for each member of the family. In 2013, for my brother, she thought up a hat design that would use odds and ends of sock yarn and make a simple, masculine accessory. The result was the Stashbuster Hat--a reversible
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  • Bekah is the creative genius behind the layout and design of Sockupied Fall 2014 . She made all the pictures look pretty and pulled everything together, doing much of the interactive parts herself. And then she made the crazy statement of "what if
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  • One of my favorite ways to teach knitters a new technique is by using a smaller-scale example to practice on. Quite a few knitters who want to try knitting their first sweater or pair of socks are wary of it because they're not sure how the item is
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  • Confession: I love colorwork. I don't care about having lots of ends to weave in, or winding bobbins for intarsia, or being super conscious of my yarn tension for stranded colorwork. Patterns in dynamic colors in knitting tell amazing stories and
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  • [Edit] We have a winner! Thanks to everyone who commented below for a chance to win this yarn. I hope you all still join us in the KAL, with HiKoo Rylie or with another great yarn of your choice. Without further ado, the winner is shollich! Congrats!
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  • Gobelin-stitch motif inspired by the purse from the Minerva Sêrbu Petrascu Collection. Purse courtesy of Evelyn Jonescu, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Antique brass box and needlecase courtesy of Loene McIntyre, Fort Collins, Colorado. Photograph
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  • From the editors of Interweave Knits comes this special issue, Make it! Knits , filled with favorite projects from past Knits and Knitscene issues. Heavier yarn weights and simpler patterns ease new knitters into the craft and make yarn substitutions clear and uncomplicated. In addition to the 33 projects
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  • WELCOME TO THE SECOND EDITION OF The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits ! As in the first, a group of outstanding knitwear designers have used the magnificent PBS series Downton Abbey as the inspiration for twenty-five projects imbued with the spirit of the show and its setting yet perfect for life in the
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  • Designer Michele Wang brought us the cover sweater for spring knit.wear (on sale now!), and, s tarting in October, she'll be taking on a new knitting venture--a pop-up LYS called GAUGE + TENSION . This temporary business sets up shop inside a retail
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  • Tita's Kaleidoscope Bedspread to Crochet , PieceWork September/October 2012 In Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate , Tita, the youngest daughter who finds escape from her repressed life in the sensuous dishes she prepares in the kitchen
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  • Press day for Knitscene Winter was this week, which is really hard to believe! I'm not sure how September got here so fast, but here it is, and winter is not all that far away. Looking ahead to our winter issue, here is a look back at our photo shoot
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  • knit.wear takes a big step forward with the name change to knit.purl and a new cover design. The mission and vision for this special issue remains the same, however—a focus on simpler, stylish, contemporary knit designs with fresh studio photography and interesting articles. In this issue, we explore
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  • Knitscene Winter brings you 25 knitting patterns to keep you warm all winter, featuring Scandinavian-inspired knits, marled yarns, and an introduction to mosaic knitting. Featured designer Emma Welford delivers four exclusive patterns while Karen Templer takes us to Tolt Yarn and Wool in Washington.
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  • Our incredible stylist, Katie Himmelberg, is a pretty smashing knitter as well—she's appeared on this blog with some of her finished projects before, and has designed projects for Knitscene . When we were working on the Knitscene Summer 2013
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  • Sarah Read, project editor of Interweave Crochet , shares with us her excitement for PieceWork 's newest kit . Knitting an Orenburg piece is much like walking a labyrinth—not the kind where you get lost, the older kind, where the walls guide
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  • I'm so close to finishing my East Neuk Hoodie (the cover project from Knitscene Fall )—and as an added bonus, the weather here has been hinting at fall, so I'm even more excited that I could probably wear it in a few weeks! Even if I'm
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  • I love boxed books. Singles, sets, whatever. Take a handsome book, put it in a slipcase, and it becomes a treasure. The book doesn’t even have to have been that handsome, really. I think of the boxed sets of Laura Ingalls Wilder paperbacks my grandchildren
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  • One of the stories in Knitscene Fall has to do with Tweed. We lobbied to shoot this particular story in Scotland but alas, it was not in the stars. To set the tone, one of our photographers played fantastic bagpipe music on his phone throughout the shoot
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  • Yes, it's August. It's still summer, and it's still hot. The latest Knits special issue might make you believe otherwise. Interweave Knits Gifts 2014 is already up for pre-order and will be on sale in stores in a few short weeks. This issue
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  • Tatting is making a comeback—a BIG one. It’s intricate, beautiful, and meditative, and many of today’s tatters are demonstrating its surprising versatility. When I was in high school, I discovered an engraved silver tatting shuttle in
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  • Tomoko Morimoto's stunning Cherry Blossom Shawl from her book New Tatting: Modern Lace Motifs and Projects . We are very excited to announce the publication of a new Interweave book— New Tatting: Modern Lace Motifs and Projects by Tomoko Morimoto
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  • Gorgeous V ä vnaden Handwarmers, inspired by an early design by Bohus Stickning’s founder Emma Jacobsson. Photo by Joe Coca. The 8th edition of Piecework ’s Knitting Traditions is making its way right now to your favorite yarn shop or
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  • Jeane Hutchins is the editor of Needlework Traditions . Dear Needlework Traditions Subscriber, It’s National Craft Month, and we hope you will take some time to celebrate you! To get you started, see the special offers from our partners below. And
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  • Box Pleat Scoop Neck from knit.wear I got a brand new copy of knit.wear in the mail yesterday. As always, it's full of simple, elegant, fashion-forward designs that are fun to knit and easy to wear. The Box Pleat Scoopneck by Jennifer Dassau, shown
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  • Last time we talked , I had just cast on for the Sign of Four Scarf from Knitscene Spring 2014 . Shortly after that, I finished it! I took the scarf with me on my trip to Cleveland, Ohio, where I taped a couple of segments for the next season of Knitting
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  • Vivian Høxbro is the guru of a technique called domino knitting. Vivian defines domino knitting as knitting pieces together while the work progresses, just as one "pieces" the tiles in dominoes. Candy Stole Two-Block Hat In the book Knit
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  • Proper finishing is the key to beautiful knitted garments, and working a perfect mattress stitch is and important skill. In the Spring 2002 issue of Interweave Knits , technical editor Charlotte Morris authored a wonderful article about seaming knitted
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  • Lace Stockings by Faina Goberstein Faina Goberstein' Lace Stockings are stunning. Published in the book The Art of Seamless Knitting, these vintage-inspired and romantic stockings are trending! Knit along with Faina while she shows you how to make
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  • Lace Stockings by Faina Goberstein Sometimes a pattern is so special, it just begs to be knit. Faina Goberstein's Lace Stockings is one of those patterns. The socks are just gorgeous, from tip to toe. They're knitted from the top down, with a
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  • As soon as I saw the Bailiwick Pullover by Courtney Spainhower in the Knits Spring issue , I knew that I needed to have my own version in my closet. For my version, I used the yarn called for in the pattern - Manos del Uruguay Serena in the Boysenberry
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  • Little Gems Mitts by Donna Kay. Get your FREE PATTERN , plus 6 more free fingerless gloves and knit glove patterns, shown below! Knitted gloves and mitts are so special; they're at once utilitarian and extravagant. Here at Knitting Daily , we want
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  • Nancy Bush's Vividly Colorful Amish Stockings. A band of vivid cuff patterning against rich, warm colors are characteristic of Pennsylvania Amish women’s stockings. Photo by Joe Coca. The 8 th edition of Knitting Traditions just went to press
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  • The Ardwinna sock knitting pattern is free! Download it today and make these beautiful, lacy socks. I've talked before about how I struggle with the Kitchener stitch (also known as grafting). For the longest time, I've avoided it, and when I was
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  • (Apologies if you, like me, just started singing that to the tune of "Hole in the bucket.") When I first asked for submissions that would play with the current cut out trend in fashion, I'd hoped to get some proposals that would really stretch
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  • The Bailiwick Pullover by Courtney Spainhower takes traditional British gansey texture patterns and arranges them on a drapey, feminine shape in an alpaca blend that a Guernsey fisherman would never recognize! Interweave Knits Spring 2014. We invited
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  • In the Fall 2009 issue of Spin.Off , the editors published Janet Wray's Horseshoe Cap pattern on Spinning Daily , and they invited readers to spin and knit their own versions. Here are some of the beautiful caps that won the contest. Janet Wray's
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  • Win the Morna Cardigan knit kit! We're partnering with Rowan yarns to bring you a month of fabulous contests! Rowan yarns are favorites of the knitters around the world, and you're in for a month of wonderful kits celebrating Rowan's new yarn
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  • The Meltwater Pullover by Kate Gagnon Osborn is a beautiful example of colorwork knitting. Colorwork is one of the most beautiful knitting techniques, as you can see from the beautiful Meltwater Pullover, pictured at left. However, a big challenge to
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  • Eileen Lee's Red Poppy Cowl was inspired by a red crepe-paper poppy that her grandmother wore on her coat. The poppy was to honor Eileen's grandfather, a WWI veteran. In a nod to Christian Dior's 1954 pronouncement that red is "the color
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  • Win the Aly Cardigan knit kit! Because we love you, we're partnering with Rowan yarns to bring you a month of fabulous contests! Rowan yarns are favorites of the knitters around the world, and you're in for a month of wonderful kits celebrating
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  • Valentines Day is on Friday, and to celebrate, I thought I'd share a few patterns from back issues of Jane Austen Knits . After all, who's more of a romantic than Jane Austen? My favorite, and one that is perfect to kit up for a knitting friend
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  • From time immemorial, red has played a role in the lives of people across the globe. Those roles and the lengths people have gone to produce the color red are fascinating. In “Red: The Universal Color,” Mary B. Kelly discusses the significance of red for the Estonian Setu. The women embroidered
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  • Hey there, knitters. I hope you've been enjoying the Sochi Games—and that you haven't dropped too many stitches while watching. I've been working on a piece for the upcoming issue of knit.wear about Olympic sweater style, and the folks
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  • We invited Amber Eden, editor of Stitch , to tell us how she uses lace in her projects. I love to collect lace, both new and vintage, but it’s not always easy to come up with a way to use it. I have stacks of lace in my sewing studio that are there
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  • Win the Alba Pullover knit kit! Because we love you, we're partnering with Rowan yarns to bring you a month of fabulous contests! Rowan yarns are favorites of the knitters around the world, and you're in for a month of wonderful kits celebrating
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  • Many people are intimidated by knitting charts, but learning to read them is a really important skill. Charts put line after line of written instructions into one graphic set of instructions. Once you learn how to read a chart, you'll be able to tackle
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  • The Thinleaf Jacket by Kelli Kemery Kelli Kemery's Thinleaf Jacket ( Knitscene, Winter 2014) is simply spectacular. It's a classic cardigan updated with a high neck, offset seed-stitch button band, and a beautiful cable on the back. And the button
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  • Snowflakes Scarf by Carol Huebscher Rhoades Because we’re huge fans, we’ve been spending a bit of time in the PieceWork office over the last few months anticipating the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. We love every aspect of the
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  • Hello, folks. I just wanted to take a chance to point out, to anyone who may not be familiar with the process, that we put out open submission calls for each issue of Interweave Knits. Right now, the Winter 2014/2015 call is out and the themes are bound
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  • Win the Elma Cardigan knit kit! Because we love you, we're partnering with Rowan yarns to bring you a month of fabulous contests! Rowan yarns are favorites of the knitters around the world, and you're in for a month of wonderful kits celebrating
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  • One of my key knitting goals for 2014 is to make things with sleeves. While I made the lion's share of Ashley Rao's Tara Jacket ( Knitscene Winter 2013 ) last year, I finished it in 2014, so I'm counting it towards my goal. Kathleen started
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  • There's a special collection of knits in the new issue of Knitscene . Designer Corrina Ferguson's pieces are feminine and inventive, and certainly fashion-forward. But they're also wearable and fun to knit. Mallory Hills Shawl by Corrina Ferguson
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  • Hey guys! It's been a while, hope you're having a good new year so far. Yesterday, we launched the preview for the Spring issue of Interweave Knits. This issue includes several shawl designs, and I was so excited by one of them that I worked up
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  • In case you have not yet gotten your copy of Knitscene Spring 2014 , here is yet another fantastic reason to do so post haste: Deductions. That's right, Conan Doyle fans, there's a Sherlock Holmes themed story in this issue! Knitting and Holmes
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  • Did you know that behind every publication that Interweave produces, there's a team of technical editors who deconstruct each pattern? They make sure the math works and that what the directions say is actually what the knitter is supposed to do. Houndstooth
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  • There are a few things you should know about me. The first is that I'm a Capricorn. I don't know how that fits into this story but I figure it's a good place to start. I mean, I guess the Spring 2014 issue of Knitscene is a Capricorn, too
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  • I believe—and I think the Granthams and Crawleys of Downton Abbey would agree—that anything done in lacy mitts is done with extra elegance. Excluding scrubbing, of course. For those of us with scrubbing on the agenda, lacy mitts might be better
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  • This episode of Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell is about learning to create beautiful and fluid drape in your knitting. Watch a preview: How-To: On the first segment of the show, host Vickie Howell introduces Barry Klein of Trendsetter Yarns to talk
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  • This episode of Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell is all about Winter Games, and knit projects by and for people who love winter sports! Watch a preview: How-To: On the first segment of the show, host Vickie Howell introduces Laura Zander, author of
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  • This episode of Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell is all about brioche knitting. Whether this is a new concept for you, or you are a seasoned brioche knitter, you are sure to learn something new in this episode. Watch a preview: How-To: On the first
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  • Did you watch Downton Abbey last night? I did! I'm so glad to immerse myself in the world of the Gilded Age again, with my Lord and Lady TV friends. The Half-Day Off Mitts by Sara Lamb I'm so looking forward to seeing what will happen to to Lady
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  • Since I work at home, my slippers are my work shoes. I wear them all day, (almost) every day. So, I wear them out faster than the average person; I make and buy a lot of slippers! Felted Slippers by Marcy Petrini I have a few pairs that I really like
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  • As hard as it is to believe, 2014 is here. I like the idea of knitting in the new year...not just the action of doing knitting in 2014, but the idea of welcoming in 2014 with knitting (like ringing in the new year, but knitting in the new year instead
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  • Knitted cotton stocking with garter-stitch heel flap excavated at the colonial town of Magdalena de Cao Viejo in Peru. Photo by Meredith Keffer. The discoveries made by PieceWork ’s indomitable contributors constantly amaze me. Those presented in
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  • We have winners! Congratulations to our Great Holiday Giveaway of 2013. Here's who won what! Go-Organize.com Joyce P. from Bar Harbor, Maine The Knitting Boutique Pat L. from Wildwood, Missouri Denise Interchangeables Patricia B. from Ellicott City
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  • New year, new projects to knit from Knitscene Spring 2014—with 22 projects to excite your knitting senses. The issue combines perfect blend of pullovers for chilly spring evenings, lighter pieces to layer or wear separately, and must-knit accessories. We introduce a basic tenet of color theory—examining
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  • In 1845 in London, J. Miland published New Illustrated Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Book by Miss Watts. The title page of the diminutive book (it’s 4 1/8 inches (10.5 cm) wide and 4 7/8 inches (12.4 cm) high with 92 pages) states that Miss Watts
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  • I’m not making that up. I was in Peru for Tinkuy de Tejedoras in Cusco, a gathering of weavers from around the world, and I bribed my husband into coming along with the promise of going to the jungle with him afterward. (I love textiles; he loves
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  • Icy toes deserve handknitted socks. Colorado has been in the clutches of record cold temperatures, and many other areas across the United States are iced over, too. A toasty fireplace is one way to stay warm, but the best way to keep your feet cozy wherever
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  • I finished my Bristlecone Pullover, designed by Allyson Dykhuizen for Knitscene Winter 2013 , over the holiday weekend. And then today, it's all snowy and crazy cold, so of course it's a good day to wear a very warm stranded colorwork sweater
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  • I'm always amazed when I set in a sleeve cap and it works out. I never think it will, but it usually does. I guess my mind doesn't bend in the same sort of curves that a set-in sleeve does! The Refined Aran Cardigan by Pam Allen. Download your
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  • This holiday season make sure there is gift perfect for you! Check out these fabulous offers from our partners and click on the link at the bottom to enter our Great Holiday Giveaway! Each winner will receive a present ($25 minimum retail value) from
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  • A personalized velvet ribbon perfect for that special holiday gift. If you haven’t already made your list of holiday gift and decorative items to make, you’d better get busy! What better way to start crafting for the holidays than by embroidering
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  • This is our last week of the Red Heart Sweepstakes . Enter between now and November 28, 2013 to win a bunch of yarny goodness! Here's what you could win! 1 ball Boutique Sashay Team Spirit 1 ball Boutique Sashay Sequins 1 ball Boutique Trio 2 balls
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  • Hannah and Louisa are about to cast on for the Tara Jacket from Knitscene Winter 2013 , as part of the Tara Jacket Knitalong , and came to me because their provisional cast-on skills are a little rusty. A provisional cast-on can be an incredibly useful
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  • A note from Kathleen: You might be wondering what a design-along is. Well, it's something that designer and Knitwear Design Workshop author Shirley Paden thought up, and it's one of the most enjoyable and extraordinarily creative experiences that
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  • Hello again, fellow knitters! Since my last post I have successfully completed the Clear Creek Pullover designed by Carol Feller for Knits Fall 2013 . Aside from having a lovely new wardrobe item for this fall and upcoming winter, I learned several techniques
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  • Inna Voltchkova's Ushki Hat. Ushki is the Russian word for "ears". Photo by Joe Coca. Winter is almost upon us, and like many other knitters out there, I’m frantically working to finish the sweater, two hats, lace shawlette, and what
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  • To experiment with different materials, cast on a number of stitches then switch between yarns to see what happens. If you keep the needle size and number of stitches the same it will remain a similar width. Keep experimenting until you find a combination
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  • We're ready to wrap up our blog contest and announce the winners. Who had the best design work, heartwarming story, and most entertaining blog? Read on to find out! Image from http://ashleyknitsandcrochets.blogspot.com Image from www.claudiadonnellydesigns
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  • Win this book, plus much more! Calling all knitting enthusiasts! And reading enthusiasts! And yarn enthusiasts! Here's a wonderful new contest for you to enter, with the perfect prize for people who love to knit and read—and there are so many
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  • We've teamed up with Red Heart to offer you a fabulous month of winnings ! This contest runs from November 15, 2013 to November 21, 2013. A new Red Heart contest will start on November 22, 2013. There will be a new winner each week. Here's what
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  • The Frosted Pines Hat Some people deserve a really special gift. If there's a gal on your list who is very deserving, the Frosted Pines Hat from Knits Gifts 2013 is just the thing. It's special hat is knit in two-layers. It has a beautiful lace
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  • Last week I finished Julia Farwell-Clay's Icelandic Star Cowl from Knitscene Accessories 2013 . I feel incredibly proud of myself because I have not had great success with finishing projects since I started my job here in May. There are so many things
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  • Telluride Aran by Amy Herzog Cables are the "in" thing this fall and winter. They're everywhere in high-fashion, and I saw some cute cable knits at Target, too. But I'm a knitter, and I'll make my own cabled sweater, thank you very
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  • We've teamed up with Red Heart to offer you a fabulous month of winnings ! This contest runs from November 8, 2013 to November 14, 2013. A new Red Heart contest will start on November 15, 2013. There will be a new winner each week. Here's what
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  • We asked Sarah Read, project editor for Interweave Crochet , to share her thoughts about PieceWork 's latest eBook. Gentleman's Waistcoat Knitted in Cable Twist and Moss Stitch I always get so excited when PieceWork introduces the latest Weldon’s
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  • L'Acadie Cardigan by Bristol Ivy As I mentioned the other day, I had to get my snow tires out of storage. Driving in the snow isn't my favorite thing to do, but there are so many aspects of winter in Spokane that make up for that. The sparkle
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  • Our Week 1 contest is over. To enter to win Week 2's prize, click here ! Good luck! We've teamed up with Red Heart to offer you a fabulous month of winnings ! There will be a new winner each week. Week one is pretty fantastic. Here's what
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  • Knitting motifs is really fun, but how do you put them together to make a garment? Zuna Starburst Shrug from Knitting Outside the Swatch by Kristin Omdahl Kristin Omdahl, author of Knitting Outside the Swatch , is an expert at making beautiful garments
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  • A few weeks ago, I talked about the Tara Jacket in a Knitting Daily newsletter , and I asked whether you would be interested in knitting it as a knit-along. The answer was a resounding YES! So, join me in knitting the Tara Jacket from Knitscene, Winter
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  • Today, our friends at Imperial Stock Ranch announced a very cool thing: " About 15 months ago, we received a call from a product developer at Ralph Lauren, an iconic American brand and a long-time sponsor of the U.S. Olympic team. A design team visited
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  • Grecian Top by Annie Modesitt We've just sent the 2013 issue of Jane Austen Knits to the printer—the fourth issue. Each time we work on this publication, I feel like pinching myself: I get to immerse myself in a lovely fantasy world of exquisitely
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  • This issue is all about collecting and collections and about myriad treasure hidden everywhere, from museums to attics, whether located two blocks away or as far away as India. Create your own treasures with our knitting, embroidery, crochet, and cross-stitch patterns!
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  • Heather Zoppetti's Lace Sampler Scarf Lace knitting seems so daunting. When you see a beautiful lace piece, you think, "That's so complicated. I could never do it!" I hate to be rude, but you're wrong . Most lace is knitted using
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  • Congratulations to our nine I Love Yarn Day winners! Sylvie P. from France won yarn from Harrisville Designs Nancy O. from Truckee, CA won yarn from Tahki Stacy Charles Pete F. from San Diego, CA won yarn from Zen Yarn Garden Ashley S. from Lindstrom
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  • 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
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  • Make Socks and Mend We had our first snowfall last week, which had me pawing though my sock drawer for a cozy pair. There were fewer socks than I remembered in the drawer—but more than I remembered in my mending bag! So I found a yarn needle and
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  • Hey there, folks. Are you finishing up any fall knitting this week? I've been busy knitting this sweater from the Fall issue of Knitscene , and last night I bound off the second sleeve. Now I just need to block it, seam it, and add a collar. Just
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  • We invited Toni Rexroat, the online editor of CrochetMe , to share her thoughts on Weldon's Practical Crochet . Ecru and Tinsel Lace from Weldon's Practical Crochet, Eighth Series. Lady's Petticoat, Worked in Zephyr Stitch from Weldon's
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  • Win a knitter's dream shopping spree with a $200 voucher to spend however you like at bergeredefrance.com ! Prize details: The prize is one voucher of a value of $200 to spend on Bergère de France's new online store, valid on all products
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  • Plowman Cardigan , page 88 Front Chart has been corrected. Download new chart here. Barnard Raglan , page 22 Under Yoke, shape shoulders, there should be an asterisk at the beginning of the Inc rnd. Inc rnd * Work to 1 st before shoulder m,….
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  • Take a big look at knitting! This collection celebrates knitting as outerwear, with generous jackets, whimsical accessories, and classic pullovers. We bring you southwestern-inspired projects that revel in color, motif, and silhouette. A story of cabled garments takes the timeless Aran and displays it
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  • MYTH #3: A GRAFTED ROW IS THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE PATTERN ROW (PART 1). *Note The written instructions for all the grafted stitch patterns referred to can be found at the end of the post. Most knitters who are familiar with Kitchener stitch wouldn't
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  • The Tara Jacket by Ashley Rao, from Knitscene Winter 2013 The Tara Jacket from the winter 2013 Knitscene is popping up on all of the social media sites, and it so deserves it! This design by Ashley Roa is so cute and, most importantly, wearable. I think
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  • Win everything you need to make Coat #705 from the new Bergère de France Creations 13/14 collection! Prize includes: —Creations 13/14 catalogue with yarn samples —Creations 13/14 pattern book including 168 patterns —1 pair of
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  • Motifs are more often used in crocheting than in knitting, but why should crocheters have all the fun? The Round Flower Medallion from Knitting Outside the Swatch Talented designer Kristin Omdahl explores knitted motifs—and all of the wonderful
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  • Have you ever thought about designing a knitting pattern? Or have you designed your own knitting patterns? Wondered what it takes to publish a knitting pattern with Knitscene ? If you answered yes to any of the above, keep reading! (If you didn't
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  • Hi knitters! Have you been following The Fiber Factor? This program from the folks at Skacel Collection is knitting's own reality competition, akin to Project Runway or Top Chef . Knitwear designers from around the country compete in themed challenges
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  • We're still accepting entries for the "Sock Knitter's Badge of Honor" button contest! Tell us what you'd wear on your lapel to show the world you're a sock knitter. We've had some terrific entries, and we can't wait to
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  • A Stork's Nest Scarf to Knit by Nancy Bush, PieceWork January/February 2008. Photo by Joe Coca. Jo Ann Eurell's Bucks Point lace edging. PieceWork May/June 2012. Photo by Joe Coca. Last month I had the pleasure of going to the opening of The Intricate
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  • Gift knitting is one of the pleasures of fall. I plan out small projects for people on my gift list—and I hope they're not reading this! The Ashbury Mitts by Simona Merchant-Dest For my mom, it's a fur-edged cowl that I've already finished
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  • Celebrate Craft Yarn Council’s I Love Yarn Day is on Friday, October 11! Check out these fabulous offers from our partners and click on the link at the bottom to post a reply to the I Love Yarn Day blog post on KnittingDaily.com for a chance to
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  • I had a friend in college whose major was clothing and textiles. I always thought that was such an odd major, but now I'm not so sure. She left college with a knowledge of textiles that was so in-depth, and her education continues to help her immensely
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  • Have you ever found the perfect pattern, but you're not sure how to choose the perfect yarn? Yarn substitution is one of the skills that knitter's need to develop in order to enjoy the full range of yarn and knitting designs that are out there
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  • Pilling is a pet peeve for lots of knitters. When your finished objects start to pill, they begin to look old and the beauty of the yarn, the design, and the workmanship is diminished. Why does pilling happen? Tightening your stitches is the fastest,
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  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. NBCAM.org describes this campagin as: " a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer
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  • Socks and Their Stories In this installment of our occasional series "Feet on the Street," two knitters tell you about their favorite sock designs and whom they like to knit for. We sent each of them a special skein of yarn from our Sockupied
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  • The Tara Jacket by Ashley Rao Hi-Fi Pullover by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud Heliotrope Hat by Megan Werdmuller von Elgg I do a lot of armchair traveling. Whether it's a book set in a far-away land, a movie about the Italian Renaissance, or an episode of
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  • If you're looking for a great book to help you start knitting, or if you need a good reference book to look to when you have a question, look no more! The new edition of Idiot's Guide: Knitting is here! I love this book because the photos are
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  • Fall has arrived in Colorado, I can see my breath in the morning, the air is crisp and the aspens are starting to turn gold. The colder weather means it's time to start wearing sweaters and hats and mittens and scarves, wonderfully warm winter wear
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  • Lace patterns are a wonderful way to gift someone with a piece of heirloom knitting. You can knit a baby blanket, a christening gown, a bonnet, or a shawl, and chances are the recipient of your gift will keep it forever, passing it down to future generations
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  • Hello knitters! If you're in a part of the world that's experiencing it, I hope you're enjoying this bit of Fall that's been creeping in. It's still very green and, at times, balmy, here in North Carolina, but the light and the air
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  • What do you get with the Ultimate PieceWork 1993-2000 Collection Kit ? For starters, you’ll get eight years of PieceWork magazine. That’s 45 issues of PieceWork , with over four thousand pages of needlework techniques, including knitting,
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  • THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. It’s PieceWork ’s 20 th Anniversary and to celebrate this special event, and as a huge thank you to our readers, we will be giving away 2 prizes provided by our generous sponsors each week through the end of September
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  • Copper models Amy’s first sock. First Knitting Project: Amy Palmer's Socks I love telling the story of my first pair of handknitted socks, which my father felted within a week of receiving them. Amy Palmer, editor of Knitscene and an accomplished
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  • Chris Laning's bag design, based on the Iklé fragment. (Photograph by Joe Coca) A note from Kathleen: This edition of one of my favorite magazines, PieceWork , celebrates twenty years of wonderful needlework history and tradition. I can't
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  • "Design something beautiful that someone will cherish" —Shirley Paden A note from Kathleen: Teacher and designer Shirley Paden believes that even beginning knitters can plan a successful design. In the story below she gives a wonderful
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  • Look at this beautiful bouquet of yarn! My beautiful Noro yarn is ready to become Kathleen Power Johnson's Lady Eleanor (shown below right), a stunning entrelac wrap from the book Scarf Style by Pam Allen. But first I need to learn how to work entrelac
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  • On Friday September 20 at 1 pm, I'll be hosting a webinar on cable knitting--find the details here . One of the things we'll be discussing is planning yarn amounts for cable projects. For those of you interested in more information on these calculations
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  • Look through the eyes of Downton Abbey with this new special issue from PieceWork magazine. Enjoy knits inspired by the lavish sets and styling of the hugely popular television series, which tells the story of the Grantham clan and their servants at England’s Downton Abbey. This special issue will
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  • We're traveling the blogs, talking about first knitting experiences! My own contribution will be making an appearance on a different blog, but I thought this would be a great time to revisit Allison's Vera Cardigan . If you weren't following
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  • Rules No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest, and will not improve chances of winning. In the September 17, 2013 post to the Inside eKnitting Magazines blog on knittingdaily.com, a “Sock Knitter's Badge
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  • The Loop Pullover by AnnaLena Mattison Some things in knitting are complicated, and some things are easy. And some things are easy and look complicated. I-cord is one of those things. It's simple to work, but it adds so much to a knitted object. It's
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  • There is a lot of stress involved with a cross-country move. Last month when my mother and I trekked from the East Coast to Colorado in my little Prius, we were quite lucky. We had beautiful although rather warm weather, we only got stuck in noteworthy
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  • Journey into the Embellished world in this issue of PieceWork magazine. Knit and embellish Scilly Isle socks, learn about collecting vintage buttons, knit Victorian beaded cuffs, explore raised filet crochet, discover coronation cord, meet Mrs. Embroidery, make silk Death Head buttons, and more! Editor
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  • In Accha Alta, men still weave potato sacks from natural-colored llama fiber. Photo by Joe Coca. It wasn’t my first time in the Andes, that trip in 2005, but it was the first time I felt a real connection to the people and the incredible textile
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  • The Burdock Cardigan from November Knits is really a stunner. It has everything that makes a sweater a classic: an interesting and attractive stitch pattern, thoughtful design details such as a finished hem, and a figure-flattering silhouette. And cardigan
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  • We have a new free eBook: Techniques for Knitting Stitch Patterns: A Guide to Knitting Stitches from Knitting Daily ! The Dot Stitch, Zigzag Eyelets, and the Lattice Pattern: Just three of the knitting stitch patterns you'll find in Techniques for
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  • Darling fabric-covered snaps! I'm almost done with the second sleeve of a cardigan, and I have snaps in mind for the closure. Wouldn't you know it, the Spring 2012 issue of knit.wear magazine featured an inspiring article about covering snaps
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  • Of all the pages in Sockupied , the last one is generally my secret favorite. It’s not full of sock substance or genius knitting techniques, but the Last Stitch is the page most likely to make me clap my hands and laugh out loud. Illustration by
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  • “I had buried my secrets early. . . . I buried my magic stones, my mirror, my special promises, my golden threads, objects of identity that connected me to the world . . .” I reread that passage from Ben Okri’s The Famished Road recently
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  • In this week’s post, I talk to designer Mercedes Tar asovich-Clark about heryoga practice, how it blends with her knitting life, and some of her current projects. Find more of Mercedes’ work and insights at www.mercedesknits.com . * * * LISA
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  • I never know where to start when introducing myself. How much do people really want to know before they start tuning out but keep nodding to be polite? I’m not sure. I’ll just start with the basics: my name is Louisa and I’m the new
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  • I think I knit my dad five hats in the last two years, all from the same pattern. He likes super bulky, tightly knit, stockinette hats with a two-inch ribbed brim. And he likes them longer than normal so they cover his ears. He wears them out! Or he accidentally
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  • It’s strange to introduce yourself to a large, anonymous crowd of people. I don’t even really know how to do so. It’s a lot easier to stand in a room of knitters and hold up a sweater and say, “I knit this!”. So maybe I should
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  • My Mother's Gloves by Ileana Grams Moog, PieceWork January/February 2012. I just had a sneak peek at the PieceWork 2012 collection CD . What a fabulous year. Looking through all six issues in one collection made me ponder what elements made 2012 so
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  • From time to time, I ask people to knit projects from an Interweave magazine or book. I love seeing people make projects their own, and it's neat to see how real knitters make modifications to knitting patterns for women so that they get a finished
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  • We're having a fabulous contest! You can win a year's subscription to our new site: Craft Daily. Here are the details: Three winners will win an annual subscription to CraftDaily.com. Each prize is worth $200. If you've already signed up an
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  • (Possibly the most awkward blog title I've ever written.) There's been some beyond the norm behind-the-scenes activity here in the Knitscene offices of late. Amidst the drama of our busiest press season, there were some staffing changes at the
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  • Vaudeville Shawl by Grace Akhrem Amodda Socks by Rachel Coopey Knitted accessories are the icing on a knitter's cake. We might enjoy knitting sweaters in the cooler months of the year, but most of us have little goodies on our needles all year round
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  • Toilet Tidy Night Cap Antimacassar That’s what they called it, though . Weldon’s Practical Crochet . We’re publishing the Ninth and Tenth Series and I have to say, I had to dig deep for the “practical” part. You’ve
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  • Colorado is finally warming up, just in time to pick my favorite projects from the Summer 2013 issue of Interweave Knits ! If you haven't heard, Colorado was still getting snow up until two weeks ago! Ginevra Martin's Midsummer Aran is the perfect
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  • Chicken hat by Gale Zucker Do you wish your photos of yarn, knits, and crafts were swoon-worthy? Do you want to feel more confident with your camera in hand? So do I! My photography skills aren't what I wish they were; I want my knits to look as good
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  • Journey through style with Knitscene Accessories 2013 —the 33 accessory patterns in this super-sized issue provide endless inspiration. Explore personal style in wearing and designing knits, then tackle 4 techniques to use in so many ways. The hottest shawls, scarves, mitts, hats, and socks to
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  • One of my favorite things about Knitscene is its featured designer profile each issue. I love learning about designers and their inspiration. This time, it's Hilary Smith Callis, the designer of the Knitty smash hit, Citron, who's designed three
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  • My knitting workshop video library just got too big for the bookshelf! The new Craft Daily site is here, and with streaming videos for knitters you can watch Knitting Daily TV and knitting workshops with just a click of the mouse. What's even better
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  • I am continually amazed by the number of contributors, both to PieceWork and Knitting Traditions , whose efforts to tell a story about a family treasure lead to their discoveries about the lives of family members. Some of whom were almost completely forgotten
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  • As many of you know, I'm a big Laura Ingalls Wilder fan. I read all of her books as a little girl, more than once. I read them again when I was about 30 years old and recovering from surgery. I remember that as a wonderful time, even though I was
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  • Every year when graduation time rolls around I can't believe these little babies I've known since day one are graduating from high school (or college!). When I graduated, I got lots of checks, which was great, but I also got a handknitted blanket
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  • I'm still looking for a gift for my mom. How about you? Knitters know that our craft is not a quick one, though, so we need to plan our gift knitting was ahead of time. But sometimes, life gets in the way, doesn't it. I want to knit something
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  • The newest issue of the eMag Sockupied is now available, and as always, it’s teeming with stunning patterns and fresh takes on sock-knitting techniques. From delicate leafy lace to colorful bobbles, there’s plenty of knitting to keep your
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  • There are few things more beautiful than an intricate piece of lace, and there are few projects as fun to tackle techniques as knitting lace ! The new issue of PieceWork magazine is the annual lace issue, and there's fabulous lace patterns, history
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  • As you know, I'm a recent convert to triangular shawls. They're beautiful and really useful, especially this time of year! I went to a spring football scrimmage last weekend (go, Cougs!) and, thankfully, I wore a shawl. The weather was quintessentially
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  • Editor's Note: We asked PieceWork ’s marketing manager, Caitlin Polasek, to share her thoughts about our May/June 2013 lace issue . I grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books and was captivated by the cozy
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  • I've been a really lame sock knitter in the last few months. There are two socks on the needles, from two different sock knitting patterns , and I didn't really have any plans to pick either of those socks up in the near future. Provenance Socks
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  • With the tragic bombings and explosions we've experienced lately, I wanted to share something good with you: yarn "bombings." (I hate to even associate the word with our beloved yarn! I'm going to call this "public yarn art";
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  • I recently received an email asking whether Sockupied includes toe-up sock knitting patterns. Why yes, we do! But how many, I wondered? I took a look at all three Sockupied issues from last year, which are available together as a Kit of the Month until
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  • PieceWork , July/August 2010 PieceWork, March/April 1993 I used to haunt flea markets looking for back issues of magazines I had known and loved as a child. My family subscribed to the middle-brow usuals: Life , Saturday Evening Post , Reader’s
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  • Get swept away with the Summer 2013 issue of Interweave Knits. We’re celebrating the best of warm weather knitting with 21 carefree projects that delight in breezy texture. We’ll also take a look at unconventional silk blends, chat with rising star Amy Miller, and explore lace design with
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  • Basilica, from Free-Spirit Shawls Vogue Knitting Live was held in Seattle a couple of weeks ago and I was lucky enough to go. I got a triangular shawl kit, which is something I don't usually knit. There's no real reason I don't knit triangular
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  • Hilary Smith Callis is our feature designer in Knitscene Summer 2013 , and we love the combination of fantastic knitted sweater patterns and her out-of-this-world day job with NASA. Click the photos for more info about each pattern. We have 18 other stellar
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  • Welcome to PieceWork’s annual look at the magical world of lace! This issue offers fascinating facts on lace—knitted, needle, bobbin, tatted, crocheted, and machine-made. You’ll discover some people who have been captivated by lace and others who spent long, grueling hours producing
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  • The Wavelength Tunic by Hilary Smith Callis It's hard to believe, especially when Interweave's offices in Loveland were closed on Monday because of a blizzard, but summer is coming. We have a 70-degree day coming up in Spokane, and my spring cleaning
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  • The Summer 2013 issue of Sockupied is almost here, but for now, we hope you'll enjoy this sneak peek of all the sock-knitting bliss this issue has to offer! From knitting two socks at once to cast-ons for colorwork, you'll find helpful tips and
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  • Galina with her collection of Russian dolls wearing shawls as part of their finery. Editors' Note: We invited Anita Osterhaug, Interweave's editorial director for the specialty fiber group and the editor of Handwoven , to tell us more about Galina
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  • The Calypso Clutch by Brenda K. B. Anderson I think I have about twenty handbags, or maybe more, but I always go back to my three or four favorites. When I was flipping through the new issue of Interweave Crochet , I found a new go-to bag! It's the
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  • Last November at Interweave Knitting Lab, I saw several genuine Orenburg shawls. They were simply exquisite, and expensive. The one I wanted was $400, and the one I thought I might "settle for" was $250. I didn't end up getting one, but
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  • These two unsteady beginners are wearing the Norwegian Pullover, left, and the Swedish Bohus Pullover, right. (Photograph courtesy of the authors of Sasha Dolls: Clothing and Patterns ) When I was a little girl, I lived in Pullman, Washington. It was
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  • Earlier this year, we offered to send a copy of Alice Yu's book Socktopus: 17 Pairs of Socks to Knit and Show Off to a knitter who best answered this question: In 5 words or less, what makes a sock yarn perfect for you? We loved all the answers we
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  • Round tablecloth tatted by Lily Mae Burley Patrick ("Grandma Pat"). About 64 inches in diameter. Collection of June Jones Gray. Photograph by Delores Chase. “ . . . the history of lace is so interwoven with life’s comedies and tragedies
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  • Our Paths Cross Socks by Lorilee Beltman, from Sockupied , Spring 2012 I went to Vogue Knitting Live: Seattle last weekend, and I saw my friend Lorilee Beltman. She's a favorite of mine, and she's an amazing designer and teacher. I took a vertical
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  • As spring and summer arrive, color is all around me. It's popping up in my garden, my wardrobe, and my knitting bag. I recently went through my stash and pulled out some lovely salmon for a summer tee. I've knit three summer tops, and I wear them
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  • Our magazine, knit.wear , has only existed for a year or so and it's already so popular. The designs are classically fashionable, clean and simple (mostly), and infinitely wearable. Sue Falcone in her beautiful Tucked-Buttonband Cardigan Detail of
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  • Last week we launched the preview of our upcoming Knitscene Summer 2013 issue—did you see? Our third ever Summer edition takes knitting to new heights with 21 knitting patterns you've gotta have. Our featured designer is Hilary Smith Callis
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  • Beaded purse. Maker unknown. Glass beads, velvet, silk ribbon, and cotton. Iroquois, probably Tuscarora or Mohawk. New York. Circa 1850. Photograph courtesy of Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Photograph by Thomas Neill. I’ve always
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  • It's the first week of April, which seems like the perfect time to talk about spring knitting styles! I've never been one to complain about warm weather knitting. I love making accessories, and linen and silk blends are some of my favorite fibers
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  • That's what I was saying a few months ago, after I impulse-bought some beautiful sparkly S. Charles Luna. It's brown with the most delightful golden sparkle. It's 71 percent mohair, and it's really fine, so I thought I'd run it with
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  • From top to bottom: Backward Loop Cast-On, Knitted Cast-On, Cable Cast-On Casting on and binding off are two skills that are essential for knitters to know. In our new eBook, The Essentials of Casting-on and Binding-Off: How to Cast-On and Bind-Off Knitting
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  • When I first started knitting garments, I did a lot of knitting for children . I learned complex knitting techniques, stitch patterns, and garment construction from knitting sweaters on a small scale. And the resulting product was so darling! What fun
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  • Editors' Note: We asked Interweave Crochet ’ s project editor, not to mention amazingly talented crocheter, Sarah Read, to share her thoughts about PieceWork ’ s new eBook, 7 Captivating Kimonos from 1918 to Crochet . When mind and body
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  • Kathleen's finished Minimalist Cardigan I knit the Minimalist Cardigan by Ruthie Nussbaum in the spring and summer of 2010. I wore it a few times, and then spilled some coffee on it. I put it in the washing machine on hand wash with cold water, I
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  • Heatherly Walker's Remembrance Socks contain stars hidden among winding cables, proclaiming a powerful statement. (Photograph by Joe Coca) As a history buff, I eat up knitting lore. A new issue of PieceWork 's Knitting Traditions is out, and it's
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  • Two years ago, in the Spring 2011 issue of Interweave Knits , the Ruched Yoke Tee debuted. The Ruched Yoke Tee is our current knit-along, and I thought it would be fun to learn more about the project. Knits intern Sharon Zientara helped out with the photo
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  • We all started off as beginning knitters. We learned about knitting needles , yarn, how to cast on, knit garter stitch, and bind off. Somehow, we've progressed to knitting hats, scarves, mittens, and even sweaters! Along the way we learned all sorts
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  • The "Feet on the Street" feature in the first few issues of Sockupied was always one of my favorites. I loved seeing and reading about what sock knitters had on the needles. Gifts for friends, treats for themselves, projects to keep their hands
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  • Penelope Hemingway's simple stockings knitted from a pattern in the 1844 manual, The Practical Companion to the Work-table. Shown with a portrait of Charlotte Bront ë . We invited Interweave’s founder and PieceWork ’s creative director
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  • I'm eco-conscious, and I'll bet you are too. I recycle, reuse, and reduce wherever I can. But did you ever think about the environment in regards to your knitting? The yarn you choose can make a difference ecologically, and I recently learned
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  • Knitting Traditions Spring 2013 brings together knitting traditions from around the world and across time. This issue features over 20 knitting patterns with inspiring and informative companion stories that frame the projects in cultural and historical context. Patterns include a vintage pucker-stitch
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  • Basilica, draped in front Euclid, side wrapped I've worked lots of scarf knitting patterns and several large wraps, but I've only knit a couple of shawls. As much as I like them, I just haven't been able to incorporate them into my everyday
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  • I think I've knit four cowls this winter. One was a slip-stitch pattern, one a lace pattern, one a linen-stitch pattern, and one a plain stockinette pattern. Oddly, I think the stockinette cowl is my favorite. Probably because it's knit from a
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  • Meet the designers! One of the great pleasures of editing Sockupied is getting to work with designers and writers who are clever, fun, and generally delightful. For Sockupied Spring 2013, the designers got together for their very own blog tour. The Sockupied
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  • Updating Vintage Patterns When I hear the word “vintage,” honestly, my first thoughts go to wine. Shiny clusters of grapes dangling in ripe plumpness from the vine and the little tractors and wagons plying the rows between, harvesting the
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  • Celebrate the beauty of knitting with the Spring 2013 issue of knit.wear . Angular silhouettes and sleek textures make the most of spring fibers. Take inspiration from knits with strong lines and soft color (“White Lines”), long, lean silhouettes (“Soft Geometry”), modern, versatile
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  • The history of knitting is so full of interesting tidbits, and the Dancing Couples cardigan is one of the cutest. Knitting scholar Susan Strawn was contacted by Rechs Ann Pedersen, and American living in Denmark. She asked Susan if she would like to add
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  • Wrap Blouse from Light & Layered Knits Sport Zip Jacket from Light & Layered Knits When I was in college, a friend showed up to a late-spring baseball game wearing a long-sleeve tee-shirt under a short-sleeve tee shirt. This was 25 years ago,
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  • I think of knitted accessories as the precious gems in a knitter's jewel box. They're the cabled hats knit out of a smooth 100% merino wool, the cowl knit from luscious cashmere, the clutch adorned with sparkly beads, the lace shawl knit with
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  • Vertex Cardigan by Carol Feller Inlaid Lace Mitts by Rebecca Blair I know it doesn't seem like it, but spring is on the horizon. It's March (!), and that means spring bulbs are going to start peeking out of flower beds and warm-weather knitting
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  • Twenty-one designs show off summer fibers and streamlined silhouettes while exhibiting Knitscene 's fresh appeal. Learn about solar dyeing, knitting scientists, Cirilia Rose's trip to Amsterdam, and designer Hilary Smith Callis. Styles include 60s necklines, peplums, tennis sweaters, and lots
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  • The last page of Sockupied , which we call “The Last Stitch,” has always been one of my favorites. The 2010 issue featured Franklin Habit’s Cinderella cartoon. Anyone who’s read Franklin’s book, It Itches: A Stash of Knitting
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  • Mosaic Tile Afghan by Judith L. Schwarz I have three afghans in the works, and they're all knitted in blocks and then sewn together. Although there's a lot of finishing work involved in these types of knitted blankets , I don't mind. The trade
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  • They say a picture tells a thousand stories, and in the March/April issue of PieceWork , you'll discover some amazing pictures and the stories they tell. Susan Strawn's Dancing Couples Cardigan. Photo by Joe Coca. Knitting historian Susan Strawn
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  • Gathered Lace Blouse Pages 90-96 Charts corrections : On Charts A, B and C, there should not be any double decreases on chart Rows 17 and 19. Work these stitches as knit stitches instead. On Chart C, Rows 17 and 19, the first ssk of the row should be
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  • Learn how to make the perfect buttonhole with Anna Zilboorg I love knitting cardigans , but I've had some missteps with buttonholes. We have a new mini-workshop, Knit the Perfect Buttonhole with Anna Zilboorg, and it's super helpful. I think my
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  • Knitting bags is so much fun. They're the ultimate in usable knitting projects, too. Here are nine free knitted bag patterns, just for you! Knitting Bags with Knitting Daily: 9 Free Knitting Bag Patterns 1. Coney Island Bag; 2. Picnic Bag; 3. Lace
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  • Lily Chin is amazing. Whether it's reinventing cable charts or being the fastest crocheted on the planet, she's a knitting force to be reckoned with. She's a master knitter who's been a professional designer since 1981, and she wants to
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  • The digital world moves fast, but Alice Yu moves faster. The Deuce socks , which Alice Yu designed for the Spring 2013 Sockupied , were named for her adorable pug. Just as the Spring 2013 issue of Sockupied went on sale in the Knitting Daily store, Alice
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  • When does a shoulder scarf become a sweater, and vice versa? Putting together PieceWork ’s newest eBook, 7 Stylish Scarves from 1918 to Knit , has made me ponder this. Chinon Rita Some background: We took seven of the more than 125 patterns from
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  • Our new book, Scottish Knits , is so gorgeous that nothing I write can do it justice. Knitting star Martin Storey has designed sweaters, knitted accessories, socks, and even home decor, all in vivid colorwork and fantastic patterns. A picture tells a
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  • It's that time again . . . a new knit-along! We haven't had a knit-along here on Knitting Daily in awhile, so I thought we could choose a warm-weather knitting project this time. Oh, and if you want to see more details about each project (sizes
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  • Until the invention by Johannes Gutenberg of automated movable type in A.D. 1452, the number of people worldwide who could read remained very small, the vast majority of them wealthy members of society or clergy. To communicate with nonreaders, pictures were used. These might be painted on canvas (the
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  • Half-Stranded Socks by Anna Zilboorg Just when I think there's nothing earth-shatteringly new in knitting, something pops up. Sock knitting expert Anna Zilboorg has figured out how to knit socks with replaceable soles. Her method is advanced, but
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  • When I go to the weddings of my younger friends and relatives, there’s always a videographer on hand, recording every little detail. My original response was to scoff at the notion of turning a solemn life passage into a media event. But then I
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  • I can spend hours looking through stitch dictionaries. There seem to be hundreds of designs you can make with just two knitting stitches: knits and purls. These 1940s sweaters rely on wonderful stitch patterns to elevate fairly straightforward designs
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  • I always took the thumb gusset for granted. (If you're new to gussets, they're triangular-shaped areas of "extra" fabric that provide space in certain areas of a garment to allow freedom of movement.) Every pair of gloves, mittens, or
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  • The Spring 2013 issue of Interweave Knits is here, with 18 fresh projects to ring in the spring. The first issue of 2013 is packed with bright, bold pieces to jumpstart your knitting. You’ll find something for every knitter— from exquisite lace to playful colorwork. PLUS, we’ll reveal
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  • The past few weeks have been unseasonably warm here in Colorado, and it's a sweet reminder that Spring is just around the corner. If the sunny skies weren't enough to get me looking forward to Spring, all I have to do is flip through the newest
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  • Whether your style is elegant or rustic, thrifty or decadent, everyone gets cold feet in the winter months. Even though the days are getting longer, our coldest months may still be ahead of us. To chase away the last of the winter chills, there are five
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  • Who's seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ? I have, I have! And it's a feast for the senses. The stunning New Zealand location, the serene beauty of the Shire juxtaposed with the harsh landscape on Bilbo's quest, the perfect costumes .
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  • Vintage is a word that pops up a lot nowadays. It's all over the place in fabric, fashion, and home decor. I like bits and pieces of vintage design, especially when it's updated to reflect modern sensibilities. 1940s Fair Isle Sweater Our new
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  • A note from Kathleen : A new issue of Sockupied is here. Yippee! There are new sock knitting patterns , yarn reviews, and lots of new techniques to try. Here's Sockupied Editor Anne Merrow to tell you more: Find 10+ ways to make your socks fit Wrap
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  • PieceWork ’s eBook offerings include the first twelve series of knitting patterns from our collection of Weldon’s Practical Needlework . The original books were published between 1886 and 1890 in London. The antimacassar from the 11th series
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  • Morgana Scarf from Juey Yarn Congratulations to Debbie Askegran of Boulder, Colorado for winning our Grand Prize! Debbie will be getting the Morgana Scarf knitting kit from Juey Yarns. We have more winners, too. The following people have won magazine
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  • This November/December 2012 issue of PieceWork turns to the stories of people from many cultures who immigrated to the United States and brought their needlework traditions with them. Veronica Patterson sums up the experiences of many of them in her article “A Beloved Part of a Life That Was Lost”
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  • A note from Kathleen: The November/December 2012 issue of PieceWork magazine is almost ready to go, and it's a great one. For this history buff, it's a treasure of lost stories brought back to life through needlework connections to the past. Here's
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  • Scrunch It! Join host of Knitting Daily TV Eunny Jang for another great episode of knitting techniques, patterns, and more. On episode 907, you'll dive into horizontal and vertical ruching and welting techniques to add interest and texture to your
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  • Style and technique mesh in this issue of Knitscene . Learn to work short-rows, find the best knitting apps, and try your hand at motif knitting and working with single-ply yarns. Visit Iceland with knit-maven Cirilia Rose and her knitterati friends; check out yarn producers of New England; and discover
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  • I know I’m not alone in the joy I take in reading through early back issues of PieceWork . Sometimes in the furious editorial planning of a new year, it’s useful to look back at where we’ve been—plus it’s really fun. I rediscover
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  • I'm not one to always follow the rules. Laws, yes, but rules, no. So, I wear a lot of white before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. I'm not a society gal, so who cares? And I love my winter white down jacket more than any other jacket; I think
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  • Knitting and crochet are sisters who share a rich history. From knitted buntings to crocheted lace collars, these two crafts have been providing beauty, pride—and even a livelihood—for hundreds of years. To celebrate this history, I've
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  • We're throwing a dance party of this episode of Knitting Daily TV with fun fashions, yarns, and more. Join host Eunny Jang and experts Clara Parkes and Shay Pendray for faux fur, cables on a curve, a look at novelty yarns, and much more. Getting Started
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  • A note from Kathleen: We love to delve in to sweater designs and tell you all about what makes them unique and which knitting techniques you'll learn or hone. Here's Eunny Jang to talk about Kristen Tendyke's Blooming Forest Pullover from
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  • I was fortunate enough to take Annie Modesitt's double knitting class at last year's Interweave Knitting Lab. Annie is a unique knitter, as she says, "My brain works differently than other knitter's brains and I'm stubborn, which
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  • Jane Austen Knits Fall 2012, a 144-page special publication from the editors of Spin-Off magazine, explores the fashion and traditions of Jane Austen's time and novels, through inspired knitting patterns. This issue offers over 30 knitting patterns for shawls, spencers, socks, hats, mitts, and more
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  • As PieceWork ’s editor, I have the pleasure of working with all of our amazingly talented contributors. Since most are far flung, our communication is via email or phone. But one contributor is just a few miles away, so I have the opportunity to
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  • I'm a history buff. Masterpiece Theater? Yes, please. Historical novels? Don't mind if I do. And knitting history? Sign me up! The new issue of Knitting Traditions is full of wonderful historical information paired with knitting patterns that
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  • Today is the day! Our effort to support breast cancer awareness is has begun, and you can be a part of it. You shop, we donate! To recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness month, I'm delighted to let you know that over the next five days (through
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  • It's time for a new knit-along! I thought we'd do something a little different this time, so how about a sock knit-along? Here are four sock knitting patterns to choose from (click on the links for more information about the patterns); here they
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  • A note from Kathleen: From time to time, I get information about new products that I think Knitting Daily readers will be interested in. This time, it's a new yarn—Pur Merinos Français from Bergère de France. Pure Merino wool,
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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
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  • Last time I asked you to provide captions for yarny fun, it was with my dog Poppy. Now here's Daisy and she needs something to say! Enter our Knitting Daily Caption Contest by simply writing your caption in the comments section below. We'll randomly
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  • When I think of Irish crochet, I think of poor women in dank, smoky crofts churning out gossamer filigree for the wealthy while their children gnaw on cold potatoes. I know, I know—stereotypes! But there’s a lot of historical truth behind
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  • The Pluie Cardigan by Alex Capshaw-Taylor, from the Fall 2012 issue of Interweave Knits There are a lot of sweaters that caught my eye in the Fall 2012 issue of Interweave Knits , but the Pluie Cardigan ( pluie is French for "rain") was the
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  • source The official start of autumn is tomorrow and here in the Interweave offices, we're ready to embrace the cooler weather, crisper air, and of course, the opportunity to wear those handknits we've been hoarding all summer. On a whim, I asked
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  • Sometime in about 1974, my mom bought a groovy white leather jacket with a faux fox collar. I loved it! I didn't know it was faux, of course, and I decided then and there that I would have a coat just like Mom's and wear it all the time. Well
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  • We've all mistakenly dropped a stitch or two while knitting, and we've probably all had a minor meltdown when we've realized. But have you ever purposely dropped a stitch? On episode 904 of Knitting Daily TV join Eunny Jang, Clara Parkes,
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  • A cap lovingly—and flawlessly—knitted for the knitter's grandson. Pitumarca, Peru. 2011. (Photograph by Joe Coca.) What's the tiniest gauge you've ever knitted? I think my smallest is probably 8 stitches per inch, and chances are
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  • PieceWork ’ s most popular special issue, Knitting Traditions , is here! Carol Rhoades’s bead- and lace-knitted half gloves inspired by traditional German folk costume. Photo by Joe Coca . For the fifth time, we’ve brought together the
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  • There are so many little knitting techniques that can make a difference in the finished work. Twined knitting is one of those techniques. Freja Twined Scarf from Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy In her new book Northern Knits Gifts , Lucinda Guy uses
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  • See how sophisticated the handmade life can be with the Fall 2012 issue of knit.wear . Knitting fundamentals and ready-to-wear style meet for sleek fall staples— from minimal, textured knits (“Material Things”), to bold, sculptural lace (“Open Up”), to richly pleated fabrics
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  • In this challenging economy, we all need to save pennies wherever we can. One of my money-saving techniques is to knit from my stash whenever I can. So much yarn, so little time! A few years ago, when the money was flowing a little faster, I changed my
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  • Here's a glimpse of what's in Knitting Traditions Fall 2012. This is the 5th edition of this special issue from the editors of PieceWork . Jeremina Robertson Colvin left her home in the Shetland Islands in 1885 for Cowichan Station in British Columbia, Canada. When Jeremina met Mary Edwards,
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  • This time of year, many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are planning our fall and winter wardrobes. If you're a newer knitter, this is the perfect time to learn how to knit sweaters with our new eBook, Easy Seamless Sweaters to Knit . We've chosen
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  • There's a chill in the air that says fall is here, and with it comes the urge to knit a jacket! The Chingoteague Jacket by Lisa Jacobs, originally featured in Interweave Knits , is a wonderful design for a knitted jacket, one that will never go out
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  • The remarkable thing about knitting, I think, is that there are so few basic moves and so many possible outcomes. Knit, purl; knit in back of stitch; yarn over; knit two (or more) together. Slip something over something else. Have I forgotten any? Master
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  • The Sources of Knitting Inspiration One of the best parts about creating Interweave’s knitting eMags is working with designers and writers. I love seeing the results of their creativity, and I often wonder where they find all these great ideas for
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  • I'm just finishing up a top-down seamless tee-shirt and I can tell that I'm going to love it. I've been trying it on as I knit and adjusting the fit here and there. I added short-rows to the bust area, made the sleeves longer, and added short
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  • There are lots of things in knitting that are deceptively simple, and the sea-foam stitch is one of them. It's a beautiful stitch that mimics the undulating movement sea foam makes as it lies on top of the water. This stitch is formed by wrapping
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  • Lace borders might seem really old-fashioned, but to me they're absolutely beautiful and a wonderful use of a knitter's time and effort. The drawing at right, Vandyke Border, was taken from Weldon's Practical Knitter, How to Knit Useful Articles
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  • Reversibility knits and crochet give you various options for your wardrobe. Some sweaters or shawls are completely reversible, while others may have cuffs and collars that offer you the option of turning them up or down for a variety of different looks
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  • When we were reviewing submissions for PieceWork ’s 2nd edition of Crochet Traditions and got to Chitra Balasubramaniam’s on her mother’s crocheted holed-anna purse, there were so many questions! First and foremost: What’s a holed
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  • There are so many fun things about knitting for children. One of my favorite things, though, is knitting items that feature animals.Kids seem to love them, and they're so much fun to knit. Here are three patterns that will have the little ones in
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  • We have winners! Here they are: 1. MichelePin: "I wish she would hurry up and finish the pink pillow she promised me when I was a puppy!" 2. KnitQuip: "The Puppy Perils of dropping your skein." 3. Gwennse: "Ugh! After doing fourteen
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  • The world's most intriguing inventions may have started when one clever person wondered, "What would happen if I . . . ?" The new issue of Sockupied (our fifth!) is full of sock knitters who have pondered that very question. Stefanie Bold
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  • It's pretty amazing how information you need finds you. I've been having hand and forearm pain for a couple of weeks now. I'm wearing my hand brace at night, taking ibuprofen, and icing it, but it still hurts! I've been thinking about
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  • Knitters and crocheters rejoice! The new season of Knitting Daily TV is underway and airing on local Public Television stations nationwide. Join host Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits magazine, and co-hosts Clara Parkes, Kristin Omdahl, and Shay
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  • Sockupied is back with its fifth issue. Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday that we introduced Sockupied , and we were so thrilled that the knitting world was so taken with this wonderful new type of knitting magazine full of amazing sock
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  • These are just a few of the knitting needles you can choose from. Learn more in our Free Guide to Knitting Needles ! There are so many tools that we knitters need, but there are two that we really need: Yarn and needles. We all know how many yarn choices
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  • I love this photo so much I decided it's too good to keep all to myself. This beautiful sock knitting pattern is Kellswater Socks by Sara Morris, from Interweave Knits , Spring 2012 . Now I want to invite you to share this image too. Go ahead and
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  • A bouquet of silk yarns Silk is my favorite fiber. It's so gloriously soft, smooth, and shiny. Not to mention that it has beautiful drape and is deceptively strong. Way back in 1999, Interweave Knits did an article on silk, and it's as relevant
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  • Get Shorty! On episode 902 of Knitting Daily TV , host Eunny Jang dives into tips and techniques for short-row knitting. Learn four ways to wrap your short rows for clean lines, and learn how to incorporate short-row knitting into your work for cleaner
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  • The Cough. Cubley kids, Christmas 1984 A note from Kathleen: Yes, it's that time—time to start your holiday knitting. And we're here to equip you with fabulous gift patterns that you need, in the new edition of Holiday Gifts ! In her Letter
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  • The Norma Ruched tank by Irina Poludnenko I love a bit of well-placed ruching. It can cover a multitude of sins. There are lots of knitting patterns that feature ruching, but I like the Norma Ruched Tank by Irina Poludnenko. I think this is really a cross
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  • Our premiere Knitscene Accessories issue has been so well-received, we're blushing! Thanks to everyone who has responded to the issue and been inspired to make knitted accessories. Eight patterns from Accessories in particular seem to be garnering
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  • ColorKnits for Everyone! The Fall 2012 issue of ColorKnits is packed with color knitting delights. Whether you like intarsia, stranded knitting, simple colorwork, or true Fair Isle, there is something here to tempt you. Until now, the issue was only available
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  • The Comfort Shawl by Sandi Wiseheart. It's a free pattern ! My gramma passed away last week at 92 years old. She lived a wonderful, full life and she left me with so many nuggets of wisdom and words to live by, not the least of which is a recipe for
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  • When I was a third-grader in northeastern Oklahoma in 1950 near the Quapaw Agency, our school principal was a stern, handsome woman. I admired her long dark hair, usually worn up in a bun, and her vivid ruby lipstick; I admired her trim business suits
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  • We are thrilled to announce the latest season of Knitting Daily TV is now airing on Public Television stations nationwide. With the first episode of series 900, editor of Interweave Knits magazine and host Eunny Jang welcomes back experts Kristin Omdahl
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  • The Crochet Cast On from the new Knitting Daily video, 45+ Knitted Cast Ons and Bind Offs with Ann Budd I was lucky enough to take my friend Ann Budd's Sock Summit class, Beginnings and Endings, all about cast ons and bind offs. She's turned that
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  • "Design" can be a scary word. In knitting, it conjures up visions of measuring, swatching, and ripping. Those visions are valid—you will have to spend time doing tasks that might not sound really fun. But you'll also spend a lot of
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  • What could be better than a combination of books and needlework? Welcome to PieceWork 's third annual literature-inspired issue! Did you know that there's a historical novel that uses needlework in detail to tell the story? "Love, Needlework, and History in the Bayeux Tapestry" examines
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  • Sapphire Toque Noémie Lace Mitts Tattoo Shawl New knitting books start to make an appearance this time of year, and one of Interweave's newest is French Girl Knits Accessories by the French Girl herself, Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. I've long
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  • Lots of us are knitting during the Olympics, but did you know that some USA Olympians are knitting, too? Tobin Heath (left) Kelley O'Hara (right), sporting their handknits Kelley O'Hara: USA Soccer Yesterday I watched the USA Soccer team beat
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  • Laurie Sundstrom's Square for Quilt Foxglove Pattern from Weldon’s Practical Needlework , Volume 1 (Photo by Joe Coca) A note from Kathleen: The new issue of PieceWork is out and it's all about the color blue, color knitting , and the history
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  • PDFs by Popular Demand Ever since the first issue of Sockupied came out in 2010, some knitters have been asking for the patterns to be available individually as PDF downloads. Well, with four issues out (and a fifth coming soon!), we’re putting
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  • The Overshot Mittens by Carol J. Sulcoski I know, I know, holiday knitting during the summer sounds ridiculous, but I'm sure some of you smart knitters have already started! If you have, you're ahead of me, that's for sure. Last year I decided
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  • Something (hopefully autumn) is coming. Maybe it's the slight chill to the mornings that greets me when I walk out my front door; maybe it's the sinus pressure–inducing shift in the barometric pressure. But I know that sooner or later, summer
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  • Editor's note: About 1885, Weldon’s, a London paper pattern company, began publishing monthly newsletters available by subscription and devoted to a single craft— Weldon’s Practical Whitework Embroidery, Weldon’s Practical
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  • I’m a big fan of the Tour de France: the British accents of the commentators, the gorgeous helicopter views of the chateaux, and the unique but complex strategies for winning all keep me glued to the television in July. Unfortunately, it’s
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  • 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
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  • Pluie Cardigan by Alex Capshaw-Taylor A note from Kathleen: I got a breath of crisp fall air yesterday—the Fall 2012 issue of Interweave Knits , full of knitting patterns for women ! I'm intrigued by many of the designs, but one of my favorites
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  • River and Woods Afghan, Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2008 Editors' Note: We've invited Eunny Jang, editor of PieceWork 's sister publication Interweave Knits to talk about a traditional knitting technique that has been gaining in popularity
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  • We're thrilled to introduce a new feature on Knitting Daily: Project Diaries! We'll be presenting these in both Knitting Daily newsletters and on the Inside Knits blog. ( Click here to check out another Project Diary!) Project Diaries are so much
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  • Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark is one of my favorite designers. Her garments are cutting edge, yet classic; bold, yet understated. And she's loaded with talent and experience. Mercedes says: "The Fleurette Camisole was inspired
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  • Somehow, all the crocheted items of all the women in my family have ended up with me. I have scores of doilies, furlongs of lace edgings, baby booties, dresser scarves, bodices, beaded reticules. I thought I had seen it all. Then the Amazing Tapestry
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  • Be inspired to practice new techniques with the Fall 2012 issue of Interweave Knits . From stylish openwork for cooler weather (“Stiches Go to Town”), to deeply etched cables (“One for the Road”), to casual, low-relief textures (“Fancy That”) to exquisite knits in
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  • The world of magazine publishing is a straaaaange world, a world in which, for reasons varied and sundry, a magazine's autumn issue can hit newsstands a couple of weeks after 100°+ temperatures. A handful of days after the longest day of the year
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  • Relaxing with Poppy in my hammock chair Lately Cardigan by Josh Bennett Kennedy Sweater by Anniken Allis I was sitting at my desk with two fans blowing on me, dreaming of a beautiful, crisp fall day, when the mailman arrived with a big manila folder.
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  • Explore intarsia knitting in-depth with host of Knitting Daily TV Eunny Jang, including a tutorial on knitting intarsia in the round. Also on this episode is a look at heathered wool yarns and a quick tip for cardboard bobbins. Preview episode 910: Getting
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  • Join host of Knitting Daily TV Eunny Jang and experts Clara Parkes, Kristin Omdahl, and Shay Pendray as they explore the knitted bobble, crocheted baubles, and much more. Preview episode 909: Getting Started: Eunny begins this episode with a tutorial
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  • Celebrate the unusually and the unique on this episode of Knitting Daily TV , hosted by editor of Interweave Knits magazine Eunny Jang. Watch a preview of episode 908: Getting Started: Eunny demonstrates an Andean colorwork's scalloped edging. A lot
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  • Join host Eunny Jang on another episode of Knitting Daily TV that dives into horizontal and vertical ruching and welting techniques. Plus, you'll learn a fun cast-on for a cute, easy-to-knit hat and all about camelid yarns. Watch a preview of episode
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  • We're throwing a party of this episode of Knitting Daily TV with fun fashions, yarns, and more. Join host Eunny Jang and experts Clara Parkes and Shay Pendray for faux fur, cables on a curve, a look at novelty yarns, and much more. Watch a preview
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  • It's all about the details on this episode of Knitting Daily TV ! Hosted by the editor of Interweave Knits magazine Eunny Jang, this episode dives into yak yarns, alpaca designs, I-cord techniques, and much more. Watch a preview of episode 905: Getting
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  • Intentionally drop your stitches on this episode of Knitting Daily TV , hosted by editor of Interweave Knits magazine Eunny Jang and experts Shay Pendray and Clara Parkes. Watch a preview of episode 904: Getting Started: Eunny begins this episode with
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  • A beautiful collection of summery stuff. Ah, summer. It's really here now, with the heat, the shorts and tank tops, the Popsicles, and the summer knitting. Ribbed Halter Wedding Top I knit all year-round, but in the summer, I change my knitting habits
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  • Dive into short row knitting on this episode of Knitting Daily TV , hosted by Editor of Interweave Knits magazine Eunny Jang and featuring experts Clara Parkes, Kristin Omdahl, and Shay Pendray. Watch a preview of episode 902: Getting Started: On episode
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  • Let's hear it for the red, white, and blue. Here are three free knitting patterns in those colors to help you celebrate our great country today. RED: Rivulet Scarf WHITE: Tabard Vest Blue: Shauna Sweater Download all three patterns for the perfect
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  • Editors' Note: We invited Annie Bakken, associate producer of Knitting Daily TV , to tell us about their newest DVD. Make It Fit! How many times have we all fallen in love with a pattern we see and immediately run to the yarn or fabric store to get
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  • The Cochin Shrug by Eunny Jang comes as a free download with the new workshop, Knitting Entrelac: Basics and Beyond . Entrelac is one of my favorite knitting techniques for texture and visual interest in knitting. It produces a fabric with a woven appearance—tiers
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  • Welcome to ColorKnits Fall 2012 I've been bursting to share all the wonderful knitting goodies in the Fall 2012 issue of ColorKnits —and now it's finally available for iPad , Mac , and PC ! We couldn't pick just one approach to all the
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  • This illustration is from Laura Bryant and Barry Klein's Body Measurement Chart (available as part of the new DVD, Yarn to Fit ). They provide blank spaces for each of the measurements shown above—you'll be all set to knit any garment for
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  • The wildly-popular Central Park Hoodie knitting pattern could be yours—for free! We have winners! Here they are: heidilaws lilacseahorse 1halfcent hsailormoon TamiH Please contact me at kcubley@interweave.com and we'll get you your free pattern
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  • The new issue of knit.wear is here, and it's full of sleek, modern, and ultimately wearable designs, perfect if you're knitting for women. In her editor's letter, Eunny Jang talks about how knitting can have a couple of goals: production and
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  • I love the PieceWork phrase “connected by thread” and have had that truth shown to me again and again through all of my correspondence with PieceWork ’s readers and contributors. In working on our now-available July/August issue , I
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  • I was thinking the other day about the evolution of technology and how it's changed our lives. When I was in college I thought I was pretty cool because I had a typewriter with built-in correction tape. Pretty slick. I used it to type up papers on
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  • Although the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration is over, it seems a little of the celebratory spirit remains in the air. How High? Before we continue on to knitting jubilation, a tip of my hat (metaphorical, alas, as I do not look as good as the
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  • From knitterly dreamscapes to the hard edges of the city, the Fall issue of Knitscene packs fabulous style and intriguing projects. You’ll find classic garments with unexpected twists; cables, texture, colorwork, and pictorial lace. Learn all about zippers with designer Josh Bennett, then take
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  • The Pan-Am Jacket by Ashley Rao You voted, and the winner is the Pan-Am Jacket by Ashley Rao . Yippee; it's my favorite, too! The Pan-Am is a classic, vintage-modern knitted cardigan . With three-quarter-length sleeves, a swingy shape, and a cute
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  • Unless your summer plans involve hiking boots, it may be too warm to wear wool socks for a few months yet—but that doesn't mean you've put away your sock knitting. Lightweight, portable, and addictive to knit, socks are perfect for summer
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  • It's hard to pick favorites when you're looking back on a decade of Interweave Knits , but I managed it. I think the most challenging part of choosing my top designs was narrowing it down to just one from each year. I decided to stick to sweaters
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  • The challenge of heels, unless you’re a veteran sock knitter, is simply trusting the instructions. The most typical shaped heel involves short-rows, which to my mind are not intuitive. You knit most but not all the way across the heel flap; you
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  • There's a new issue of PieceWork out, and it's all about lace knitting! Here's editor Jeane Hutchins to tell you more. Buck's Point lace edging (Photo by Joe Coca) Butterfly Shawl by Inna Voltchkova (Photo by Joe Coca) Welcome to Our Annual
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  • The Technicolor Jacket by Laura Bryant. It's a free download ! I'll admit it: I'm a little afraid of color. I don't exactly know why I have this fear, but I do know that I feel a little self-conscious when I wear a really bright color
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  • Blue jeans, blue moon, Rhapsody in Blue , Colorado sky blue, "Blue Suede Shoes," Texas bluebonnets, cerulean, the Caribbean Sea, lapis lazuli. Blue can be striking or soothing. Royalty and religions have used the color for millennia as a symbol of power. From ancient Egyptian socks to stitch
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  • Kathy O'Neill models her Spoked Cardigan from the 2011 issue of Interweave Knits Weekend . My knitting group went to a function at our local yarn shop and my friend Kathy showed up in the most beautiful cardigan sweater. I recognized it but I couldn't
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  • Lace knitting can run the gamut from simple yarnovers to complex patterns that would make a spider dizzy. In LaceKnits we featured some of each. Two that I’d definitely put on my list of aspirational knitting are the Clematis Tunic and learning
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  • One of my favorite scenes from the 1995 film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility is when Fanny Dashwood and Lucy Steele are dressing their hats as Lucy tells Fanny that the gentleman she's secretly engaged to is, in fact, Fanny's brother Edward
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  • Last year, Lisa and I produced the first Interweave magazine focused solely on knitted accessories. We loved working on Interweave Knits Accessories , so we were excited to put our own Knitscene spin on the issue this year. Stylish and simple accessories
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  • Translating ethnic traditions into modern fashion is a tricky business. The pitfalls are legion: dumbing down, misconstruing, disrespecting, just getting it "wrong." Our first edition of Folk Socks , for instance, had a pattern for sixteenth
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  • One of the easiest but underused knitting techniques is short-rows. They seem so daunting; some of my knitting friends see "Short-rows used for shaping" in the instructions for a knitting pattern and they say "Forget it!" I use short
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  • What's more precious than a new baby? In my family we call them "newbies" and when there's a newbie on the way, I start knitting as soon as I hear about it! I have a trove of baby knitting patterns that I love to use, and since it's
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  • Yep, it's time for a new knit-along! Are you ready to vote for your favorite? Here are the choices: The Orbs Cowl by Robin Ulrich is hot off the presses in the new issue of Knitscene Accessories . I love the drape of this cowl, and bonus—it's
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  • I wonder what the Queen's wearing today... We're finishing up the Fall 2012 issue of ColorKnits : A Fresh Look at Technique and Tradition, and as I was editing the review of color tools to inspire knitters, I came across this timely new product
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  • Lace is center stage once again in PieceWork ’ s fifth annual issue. Learning about some of the people from the past who encouraged the development of various types of lace or depended on it for their livelihood helps bring these laces into perspective
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  • A note from Kathleen : We've got a treat for you—a new eBook filled with beautiful lace knitting patterns and the technique help you need to knit them! Whether you're a beginning or an experienced knitter, there's something here for
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  • Project diaries walk you through one real knitter's experience knitting a project from our magazine. Stay tuned for more project diaries—and enjoy Amy Palmer's version of the Breacan Swing Coat from the Fall 2010 issue of Interweave Knits
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  • P roject diaries walk you through one real knitter's experience knitting a project from our magazine. Stay tuned for more project diaries—and enjoy Amy Palmer's version of the Breacan Swing Coat from the Fall 2010 issue of Interweave Knits
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  • As in, "the best things come in little packages." Knit gloves , mitts, bags, and even a bookmark are all little lovelies that make a big impact. I've chosen four knitted accessories, all from Jane Austen Knits , that are perfect for summer
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  • The Spring 2012 issue of this special publication is packed with 25 simple, flattering knits you’ll want to wear right now. Make the most of subtle details— from simple stitches with big impact (“Knit Minimal”), to twisted fabrics (“With Dimension”), to diaphanous
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  • As projects come into the Knitscene office, there's a whole lot of "oohing" and "aahing" over the samples. There's a bevy of comments along the lines of "wow that color is perfect!" or "this yarn is sooooo soft
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  • Palma Sweater, front Palma sweater, back I've come across a really beautiful and unique sweater. It's the Palma Sweater (shown at left) by Lene Holme Samsøe. What initially drew me to this sweater was its simplicity: a cross-front sweater
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  • Gerda Porter modeling her version of Ginevra's Pullover by Amy Polcyn My Friend Gerda Porter knitted Ginevra's Pullover from the Winter issue of Interweave Knits , and it turned out great! Gerda has known how to knit since her Oma (grandmother
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  • As soon as she tried it on, Dinah knew she had to knit the Heliotropic Pullover. A note from Kathleen: About a year ago, my knitting group tried on sweaters from the Spring 2011 Interweave Knits , and they all loved the Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes
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  • This month, we're debuting a brand new special issue-- Knitscene Accessories . You can check out the full preview here , and order or download the issue here and here (respectively). The photography for this super-sized issue took place along the
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  • Everybody loves Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice , Sense and Sensibility , Emma , Northanger Abbey— the list goes on. Stories that you can just sink right into. Characters who come alive. Everybody has favorites, but I'll bet nobody's favorite
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  • Houndstooth Bonnet by Wendy Bernard God's Eye Mitts by Alexis Winslow Equilibrium Cowl by Carolyn Kern West Side Socks by Mary Lycan A note from Kathleen: I've seen knitted accessories all over the place, in stores here at home, boutiques I visit
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  • Spring is baby season, and to celebrate we've updated our free baby knits eBook, Baby Patterns from Knitting Daily: 9 Free Baby Knitting Patterns ! 1. Preemie Caps; 2. Vine Lace Baby Hat; 3. Baby's First Sock; 4. Better than Booties Baby Socks;
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  • I just watched Mathew Gnagy's new Knitting Daily Workshop, One Knit Design, Many Versions , and there are so many take-aways that I don't know where to start, so I think I'll start at the beginning: The gauge swatch. When you're knitting
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  • If you love cables as much as I do, maybe for the variety of textures they create or for the flair and grace they add to any knitted fabric, but have always been intimidated to try them, then a new cable basics eBook is just what you need to get started
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  • Shirley Paden is one of the most knowledgeable knitter/designers I've ever met. She loves garment design and enjoys passing on her skills to the hundreds of students she's worked with. Cable Coat with Cape Collar by Shirley Paden, from Knitwear
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  • Take the knitted accessory to new heights with this super-sized special issue of Knitscene . With themed collections, plentiful tutorials, breathtaking photography, interesting features, and Knitscene ’s usual sense of style and focus on simplicity, this issue will be a shelf-keeper for years to
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  • There's all kinds of rich history in knitting, including traditions from locations all over the world. Knitter and designer (and video star!) Donna Druchunas is of Lithuanian descent, and she made it her mission to explore knitting in Lithuania. Donna's
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  • Sometimes I want a knitting project that's a challenge to knit paired with a really interesting looking finished product. Mathew Gnagy's designs fit that bill to a T. But, P.S., by "a challenge" I don't necessarily mean that they're
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  • Editors' Note: We invited Anne Merrow, editor of Yarn and Specialty Fiber eMags, to tell us what's new in the world of eMags. This photograph captivated a group of knitters to re-create the pattern—which they named the Queen Susan Shawl—without
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  • In our Ultimate Guide to Knitting Needles , page 55, we omitted Denise Interchangeables from our Needle Guide chart. We regret the error. Tiered Bangles Page 22 Correction: Base Triangles Row 3: k1, ssp, k1, turn. Seaglass Shell Page 72 Correction: highlighted
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  • Mimi modeling her Chincoteague Jacket A note from Kathleen: One of my friends, Mimi, just finished knitting the Chincoteague Jacket from the 2012 Spring issue of Interweave Knits and it is stunning! We took the picture at right before the second sleeve
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  • The second issue of Jane Austen Knits, a special issue from the editors of Spin-Off magazine, our Summer 2012 issue explores the Regency era through patterns inspired by one of the greatest writers to come out of this time—Jane Austen. In this issue, discover 30 knitting patterns inspired by author
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  • The cuff and front panel of these elegant lace stockings are inspired by a nineteenth-century Shetland veil. Margaret Stove demonstrates how different arrangements of yarnovers and decreases create contrast in lace patterns. Aileron Shawl by Carol Feller
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  • Hello all, As promised, here is the short and sweet pattern for the miniature knitted umbrellas shown in our Summer 2012 Yarn Review. These can be made with just a small amount of yarn, and work best with fingering to sport weights. For each umbrella
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  • Fresh Techniques for a Fine Tradition LaceKnits , a brand-new eMag , is here—and bursting with exciting techniques, how-to articles, and gorgeous patterns to entice knitters of all levels. LaceKnits is available in the iTunes store for download
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  • Frederica Shawlette by Susanna IC Camden Place Cardigan by Marianne Hobart Middleton Waistcoat by Kristi Schueler A note from Kathleen: My sister is back from a year in Egypt. Hooray! She and I share a wonderful relationship that reminds me of Jane Austen
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  • Greetings, knitters! Summer is tantalizingly close, and we're ready for sunshine with 23 brand new patterns from Interweave Knits . The new issue won't hit newsstands until next week, but you can check out the preview here . I think we've
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  • Editors' note: We’ve invited Amy Clarke Moore, the editor of Spin-Off magazine (as well as the special issue, Jane Austen Knits ), to tell us a little about the latest issue of Jane Austen Knits , due out on the newsstands in early June. A Book
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  • A note from Kathleen: The new season of Knitting Daily TV is starting in July and there are big things in store. BIG. Here's producer Anne Bakken to tell you more! Yarn Spotlight: What do you get when you cross a yak with bamboo? (Hint: not a yakaboo
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  • Knitting gifts is one of the great pleasures of being a knitter. I've made so many scarves, cowls, hats, and even sweaters for people; I've been looking for a new type of gift that doesn't take much time to make. I didn't have to look
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  • Make tweed with beads! From Pop Knitting by Britt-Marie Christoffersson Fabulous knitwear designer Britt-Marie Christoffersson's book Pop Knitting is full of fantastic (and fantastical!) ideas for color knitting. She also includes interesting knitted
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  • We hear intarsia and we think color knitting. But intarsia is also an ancient technique of inlaying pictorial mosaics into wood—a technique that was highly developed during the Italian Renaissance. We take our term intarsia from the Latin interserere
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  • A note from Kathleen: I met Anne Berk last year at Interweave Knitting Lab and we instantly became friends. Anne is a master knitter who's most well-known as an intarsia knitting expert. I asked Anne to guest blog today and talk about her experiences
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  • Brighten up with 23 summer favorites from Interweave Knits . The Summer 2012 issue is packed with color and techniques just right for warm weather knitting. Find the perfect accessory for summer parties in “As Pretty Does,” or explore modern lace in “Knit Two Together, Yarn Over.”
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  • We do seem to go in phases here, don't we? Blog post, blog post, blog post, static and silence. Usually in those quieter times, Lisa and I are going a little crazy trying to get another issue of Knitscene off to the printers and eventually into your
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  • The Knitting Daily gallery gals have been at it again, knitting and customizing four different projects from the Spring issue of Interweave Knits . In our new gallery we're showcasing a cable knitted vest, a knitted cardigan, a really interesting
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  • We're all knitting socks! Last week, some of our in-house knit-along participants gave you an update on their progress—some have a finished pair to show off while others are just getting started. Editorial assistant extraordinaire (and unofficial
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  • The Off-Rib Cardigan by Stefanie Japel Last fall I took a top-down sweater class from Stefanie Japel at Interweave Knitting Lab and it was fab. She talked about easy alterations that make sense, like adding in short-row shaping where you need it, making
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  • When I was a kid, I always had holes in the heels of my socks. My mother would stitch them up (not proper darning, because it was a lost cause), and then later I tried dealing with it myself. I tried darning, but on the thin cotton socks of childhood
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  • In continuation of our 100th episode celebration, guest of Knitting Daily TV Series 800 Beth Gantz is back to share some more needlepoint trend info and a customized give-away! (Thanks, Beth! See below for details.) What's hot in the needlearts these
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  • So many of my friends try to knit for their husbands or boyfriends, with very limited success. I guess guys are pretty picky about their knits because I know of only two successful guy knits in my entire circle of knitting friends, which is a pretty healthy
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  • It seems like cowls are everywhere today, in stores and on the needles. I can see why they're popular—they're useful, quick to knit, and they're often one-skein wonders. A knitting trifecta if I've ever seen one. Knitted cowls can
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  • Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . . Knits assistant editor Amanda Williams has started the cuff of her second Simply Elegant Cable Sock ; she likes to knit one cuff, then the other, switching back and forth as she goes: “I always like to knit one
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  • When I think drape I think silk, sea cell, or bamboo. I don't think cotton, especially the smooth, sorta stiff mercerized cotton yarn that's ubiquitous in spring and summer knits. But I'm thinking again because Kristin Ohmdahl and Eunny Jang
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