Weaving In Ends as You Knit

    
This is a nifty way to work in ends as you knit striped projects, or when you join a new ball of yarn.

Insert the needle tip into the next stitch on the left-hand needle, place the old color over the right needle (Figure 1; old color is dark), knit the stitch with the new color as usual, then lower the old color (Figure 2) and knit the following stitch as usual. Continue in this manner, repeating steps 1 and 2 and then knitting one stitch normally, for about and inch and a half to two inches. Cut the old color, leaving an inch or so of tail. After blocking, you can trim the tails to a half-inch.

Note: This method works best on small-gauge yarns. It tends to elongate the stitches a bit in stockinette, so it's best used with fingering- through DK-weight yarn.


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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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  • This episode of Knitting Daily TV is about everything socks – from gussets to ribbing to afterthought heels. Watch a preview: How-To: On the first segment of the show, host Vickie Howell introduces author and designer Kate Atherley. Download the
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  • Top: Fresco Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts by Pam Allen; bottom: Kathleen's fingerless mitts, based on the mitten Pattern in Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns A reader asked this on our Facebook page the other day, and I though, "Good
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  • This episode of Knitting Daily TV is about playing with shapes – using decreases to shape garments, and using intarsia to create color blocking. Watch a preview: How-To: On the first segment of the show, host Vickie Howell introduces Interweave
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  • Join new host of Knitting Daily TV Vickie Howell for an exciting series full of star knitters and crocheters, one-of-a-kind designs, knitting techniques, quick tips, and more! This episode of Knitting Daily TV is all about cables – cables in the
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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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  • 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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  • In the last post , we saw that two pattern rows are created when two sets of live stitches are grafted together, even though only one physical row is added. This means that if you are grafting a stitch pattern that changes from row to row you must allow
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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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  • 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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  • Knit one, purl one ribbing is so common in knitting, and while you can use virtually any cast-on technique in any book to get started, tubular cast-ons are my preferred choice for ribbed edges. Why? There are two main reasons: A tubular cast-on is stretchy
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  • Designer Tanis Gray loves the challenge of designing and knitting complex patterns that use intricate stitch patterns and inventive techniques, but she also enjoys creating simple knits that are simple-to-knit, easy-to-wear staples. In her new book, Cozy
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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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  • In honor of the Interweave Store's The Story Behind Your First Knitting Project: Blog It to Win It Contest, Sockupied has some tips for knitting your first pair of socks. Not many knitters decide on socks as their very first knitting project; knitting
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Some people have beautifully pointed feet. I am not one of those people. My feet are pretty straight across at the toe. The Square Toe Cast-On Because of this, I make the foot of my knitted socks a little longer and decrease (top-down) or increase (toe
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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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  • Sometimes an easy knitting pattern is just the right thing. I like to have something simple that I can carry with me to knit wherever I happen to be; something that doesn't take very much (or any) concentration. The perfect easy knit is one that I
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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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  • My high-school mascot was the tiger, and I've always been partial to tiger imagery. In fact, just yesterday I bought a T-shirt with a tiger motif on the front. I love it. So imagine my delight when I saw the prize in for week two of the Bergère
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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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  • 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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  • "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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  • We all struggle with our first knitting project, sometimes producing fantastic or horrible results. Here's marketing manager Annie Hartman Bakken, sharing her first knitting experience. Annie with her dog Edie modeling a vest Annie knit. A detail
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  • It's surprising how much your gauge can change between knitting back and forth in rows and knitting in the round. I think this is because many knitters knit purl rows slightly looser than they work knit rows. I am the exception to this theory; I knit
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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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  • Cabled Cape from Interweave Knits Fall 2013 I'm not usually one to blindly follow trends, but cables are always in style, right? Join Interweave Knits Editor Lisa Shroyer at 1 p.m EST on Friday 9/20/13 for an in-depth look at cable knitting ! You'll
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  • Have you ever wanted to take a sock-knitting class, but maybe there wasn't one offered in your area? Well, now there's a class available wherever you live! The Anatomy of a Sock. Learn how to make your own socks with our new online course Knitting
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  • We invited video content producer Anne Merrow to give us an inside perspective about Nilda Calla ñ aupa Alvarez's new video workshop, Andean Knitting . This chullo from Accha Alta includes a distinctive geometric pattern created in bobbled
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  • See how the chart resembles the sleeve motif? Imagine how many lines of instructions it would take to write out the pattern for that motif! Charts are wonderful! Are you mystified by knitting charts? They can be intimidating, I'll admit it. If you've
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  • First, the fun part! Monkey Business Marionette by Stacey Gerbman, from Knits Weekend , 2011 Ever since I first saw The Sound of Music , probably 40 years ago (!), I've been intrigued with marionettes. They were so amazing, with their moving parts
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  • Do you still have the first thing you ever knitted? I do, and it's a doozy; a sampler of sorts. Here it is, in annotated form: Kathleen's first knitting "project" My mom's best friend from high school, Patty, taught me to knit. She
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  • The Clear Creek Pullover by Carol Feller Those of you who've been reading Knitting Daily for awhile know that I love sweater knitting . Whether it's a cable knit sweater or a stockinette beauty, I'm in. The Clear Creek Pullover by Carol Feller
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  • Even though the temps are still in the 80s around here, I can feel the fall nip in the air, especially in the evenings. Time to get out your knit cardigan sweaters —or cast on a new one! The Infinity Cardi-Wrap by Kristin Omdahl How about the Infinity
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  • The Fall/Winter issue of knit.wear takes sumptuous to a new level with 24 thoughtful designs worked in luxury fibers. Drape, silhouette, and texture combine in unique knits, from the dramatic in Cocoon to the smart in Midtown Original, from the skewed in Angle Intrigue to the simply pretty in Natural
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  • You probably already know this, but the calendar says September has arrived. I’m having trouble adjusting to this fact because in my mind, September = autumn and ...autumn is not here, people. This week has been in the mid-90°s. I know it will
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  • Bressay Dress by Gudrun Johnson, from Fair Isle Style Lately, I'm crazy for Fair Isle knitting. I have a cowl project on the needles, and lots of Fair Isle in my queue. One of the projects that I can't stop thinking about is the Bressay Dress
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  • MYTH #2: GRAFTED RIBBING WILL ALWAYS HAVE A HALF-STITCH JOG. I ended the first post of this series with an illustration of two pieces of knitting that had been worked in k1, p1 rib and grafted together top-to-top (Fig.1) . The illustration shows a slight
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  • One of the best ways to shape knitwear is by increasing and decreasing. Shaping is what makes knits curve around our unique curves, clinging to our bodies when we want them too, and adding ease when we'd like a little more room. But there are many
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  • This week I shipped a large box to Cleveland for next week’s filming of Knitting Daily TV . When I say large, I mean that I could have shipped myself to Ohio in this box, easily, with snacks (think of those immense boxes Calvin and Hobbes always
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  • Color knitting is a challenge, but it's so much fun and it looks so amazing that it's worth it. Don't you agree? I'm working on a cowl right now that is has a bee hive look. I'm using charcoal, chalk, and yellow for the colors. I just
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  • I love to travel. I've visited many places in the US, Canada, and Mexico, and two years ago I took a big trip to Egypt. It was a thrilling experience, and I hope to go again someday. My favorite way to experience a new place is through the architecture
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  • The Fall issue of Interweave Knits debuts some editorial changes that have been hotly discussed amongst our readers: the elimination of the Glossary in print form, the removal of the photo index, and the move of Sources for Supplies to the web. Well,
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  • The Flamboyant Shawl If you know how to work the knit stitch, you know how to knit garter stitch. Known as the simplest of all stitch patterns, garter stitch is what you probably learned when you were just beginning knitting . Many of us abandoned it
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  • The Sylvie Scarf by Courtney Kelley I would venture to say that thousands of knitters have the book Scarf Style on their bookshelf. I've had my copy since 2005, and I've knit two scarves from it: Vintage Velvet and Backyard Leaves, and I have
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  • There are great moments every issue of Sockupied —the excitement of projects and articles landing on my desk, of receiving the yarns and products for review, and of seeing the app take shape for the first time. But one of my favorite moments of
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  • Reading the profiles of Knitscene 's featured designers is something I look forward to with each new issue of Knitscene . In the Fall 2013 issue, Cassie Castillo is featured, along with four of her beautiful knitwear patterns. Rosemary Cardigan June
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  • The magic of the Harry Potter saga touches everyone who's ventured into its world. I locked my keys in my car a couple of weeks ago, and oh, how I wished for a wand and the power of the Alohomora charm! The designers of the projects in The Unofficial
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  • The Bethany Cardigan by Mathew Gnagy Bethany Cardigan, back view It’s been in the 90s here in Spokane, and as much as I love warm weather, it’s a little toasty even for me. I don't much feel like getting out my knitting needles when it's
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  • One of the hazards of being a knitter and working at a knitting magazine is the outrageously large number of patterns you want to knit. There are so many awesome projects, in magazines, in books and on Ravelry. Every day I find more things I want to make
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  • Azurea Socks by Lorilee Beltman To get more leg stitches to work with, Lorilee Beltman knits a longer-than-normal flap before completing the heel turn. This enables you to pick up more stitches at the gusset, ensuring that you have enough room in the
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  • Almost two and a half years ago, I watched Laura Bryant's video, A Fiber Artist's Guide to Color . Since then, I've thought about it maybe a thousand times (or more)! My Bohus cardigan, mid-steek Laura is the creative force behind Prism Yarns
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  • Have you been wondering about Craft Daily? Wanting to try it? Do you enjoy knitting tutorial videos? Well, we have a free three-day trial for you! Sign up here to get your three free days, and watch all of the videos you want to. Here are some of my favorites
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  • In the world of knitting magazines, summer is a busy time. For me, it’s a time of travel, photoshoots, and press days. Why? Because Fall is a knitter’s season. And in order to produce lots of content for fall knitting, we work hard during
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  • The Fall issue of Interweave Knits is deeply focused on texture and craft for new heirloom knits. Colorwork, dropped stitches, and diagonal graphics drive the pattern collection, while rustic and rich are the focus in yarn and product reviews. Kristin Omdahl walks us through working joined motifs, and
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  • Blossom Pincushion. The other side is the reverse color scheme, with the background dark and the flower light. Mary Jane Mucklestone is a wonderful knitter and designer who has been greatly influenced by Scandinavian knitting, which is two-color stranded
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  • My nephew in his Gryffindor House sweater. He loves it! Last winter I had a major knitting victory. My nephew Henry, who was "very interested in Harry Potter," asked me to knit him a Gryffindor sweater. So I did. It turned out great, and he
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  • When I was a beginner knitter, I made lots of mistakes! I usually learned from them, but there was one that I made over and over: accidentally turning the work before I was at the end of the row. This happened because I put down my knitting mid-row. There's
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  • I've been traveling a lot this summer, and the project that's been easiest for me to stow in my bag and work on in distracted spurts is the Zigzag Tank from knit.wear Spring. Simple mitered garter blocks are worked in three-color stripes. The
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  • Swatch embroidered in five colors in knit stitch on canvas by Nell Znamierowski's mother. The stitch creates a herringbone effect that looks much like knitted stockinette stitch. Photo by Joe Coca . The back of another knit-stitch swatch embroidered
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  • Last week a question came to me from a reader asking about the ease in Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark's Emmanuelle Sweater from Knitscene Fall 2013 . There's been a lot of discussion about the idea of ease in the office lately, and so I thought I'd
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  • Go beyond basic knit and purl stitches on this episode of Knitting Daily TV . Watch a preview of episode 1112 - In Stitches: Getting Started: Eunny demonstrates three knitted cable techniques, including knitting a rope cable, knitting a cable on the bias
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  • It's about about ribbing on this episode of Knitting Daily TV . Watch a preview of episode 1111 - A Good Rib: Getting Started: On this segment, host Eunny Jang demonstrates three types of knitting ribbing: the fisherman's rib, a cabled rib, and
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  • It's all about graphic colorwork on this episode of Knitting Daily TV . Preview episode 1109 - Graphic Color: Getting Started: Eunny begins this episode with a step-by-step guide to shaping intarsia knitting. Seen here is the Snowbird Capelet by Andrea
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  • "I discovered the knitting of Estonia when I was working on Folk Socks, which was my first book, and I found a book in the library about Estonian traditional clothing. Looking through the book, I saw wonderful mittens and socks and I knew I'd
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  • It's all about handdyed yarns on this episode of Knitting Daily TV. Preview episode 1107- Dyeing to Knit: Getting Started: Host Eunny Jang begins this episode with a tutorial on modular knitting, a great way to use up small amounts of colorful yarn
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  • Eunny Jang demonstrating a knitting technique on Knitting Daily TV Every Saturday morning I have a date with my TV, my coffee, and my knitting. I catch up on all of my crafty television in one gluttonous morning. There are scrapbooking shows to watch
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  • Today I'm pleased to be able to continue my exploration of what I believe may be one of the most misunderstood techniques in all of knitting: grafting. It's also one of my favorite knitting techniques to use and teach. My first 3 posts dealt with
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  • The Regatta Tee by Olga Casey The Regatta Tee by Olga Casey is a huge hit! Since the Summer 2013 Interweave Knits hit the newsstands with this top on the cover, everyone wants to make it. I can certainly see why; the combination of thin red stripes and
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  • How many times have you bound off too tightly? I hate to admit it, but I've done it a bunch of times. I think I'm just a tight "binder-offer," because I can't seem to get it exactly right. I used to just go up a needle size or two
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  • Most of us use the long-tail cast-on for just about everything we knit. There are a few things, though, that benefit from a special cast-on, and it's good to have a few in your repertoire. The tubular cast-on is one of those. It's very stretchy
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  • The Koolhaas Hat by Jared Flood The Koolhaas Hat by Jared Flood is in my top five favorite knitted hats list. I've only knit one, and I gave it to my brother before I took a photo of it! Can you believe it? Some knitters would say that no photo means
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  • When I say summer knitting, do you say, "Socks!"? I do, too. I have a pair of footies on the needles, and yarn for another pair, too. I mentioned in an earlier blog that I want to get several pairs of footies so they'll be ready for Dansko
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  • The Slouch Hat by Simona Merchant-Dest If someone asked me to name my favorite knitted accessory , I'd be hard-pressed to choose. Some days I'd say scarves, some days I'd say mittens. Today, it's hats, because I have a fabulous hat pattern
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  • Rosemary Cardigan by Cassie Castillo Emma Welford's Praline Pullover Fabrication Pullover by Josie Mercier Knitscene magazine is entering a new phase, with a new editor, Amy Palmer. Her first issue at the helm is the upcoming Fall 2013 Knitscene
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  • Tomorrow morning, early enough to not be bright because even the sun knows better than to be awake at four in the morning (even on the longest day of the year!), I will be waking up to head to the airport and catch a flight to Columbus, Ohio. What's
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  • There are so many people in need. The homeless, premature babies, and those going through cancer treatments need hats to help keep them warm. As knitters, we have a unique opportunity to help people in need with our craft. I'm particularly interested
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  • I just finished a colorwork hat for the Winter issue of Interweave Knits . I live in the South, in a 100-year-old mill house, and I haven't turned on the AC yet ... but that alpaca, three-color hat on my lap was a bit much for June knitting. For the
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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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  • 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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  • Last fall, several intrepid knitters got together for a Knitting Daily Knit-Along and made Ashley Rao's Pan-Am Jacket. This jacket is a wonderful challenge for the courageous knitter. And it's the perfect project for a knit-along! Everyone learned
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  • Back in December 2012, I showed you the handmade socks for Dad’s Christmas gift … well, the promise of socks. I’m embarrassed to say that those remain in the promise phase. In the meantime, though, I did manage to knit socks for my
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Being able to fix your mistakes is crucial to advancing beyond beginning knitting . In fact, after a beginning knitting class, I think an "Oops" class is the next step. This is where you'll learn to fix the most common mistakes that beginner
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  • I don't know about you, but color is one of the most inspiring things to me. Whether it's knitting, clothes, home decor, gardening, or just about anything, really, color is a big part of the choices I make. A lovely woven swatch. I really like
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti One of my favorite flowers is the dahlia and one of my all-time favorite cardigan knitting patterns is the Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti, which originally appeared in Interweave Knits , Fall 2011. I love the
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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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  • 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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  • Noémie fingerless mitts Tutu Slippers Gabrielle fingerless gloves The wind is blowing all of my maple tree leaves into the yard. The sun is out, though, so that makes it better, and I'm trying to think of raking as an exercise activity! Positive
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It's September, and while not technically fall yet—that comes on September 22nd—I always consider it fall when kids go back to school. Fall means knitting, too: new projects, new patterns, new yarn. I've picked two sweaters from our
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • In the late 1990s, we purchased 30 original volumes of Weldon’s Practical Needlework , English publications from the late 1880s. Since then we’ve published facsimile editions for the first 12 volumes and numerous electronic pattern books using
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • My Bohus-style sweater, waiting to be steeked When I cleaned out my knitting bags(!) a week or so ago I found a sweater that needs to be steeked. It's a Bohus cardigan that's so close to being done—it just needs the aforementioned steek
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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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  • 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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  • Have you been using technology in your knitting? I have. I'm trying to go paperless whenever possible (after a 20+ year career in publishing, I've used more than my fair share of paper!). I'm training myself to download my knitting patterns
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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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  • Yarn Bows Yarn Jewelry Lacey Sugar Pattern Gingerbread Sweaters Well Read Sometimes I want to make a knitted gift for someone, but I don't have time to knit it. I found the following non-knitted gifts in a couple of different issues of Interweave
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  • Not just for the holidays, this special issue from the editors of Interweave Knits includes 43 knitted accessories for all your special occasions. From quick-to-knit cowls, knitted hats, scarves, and knitting projects for babies, to more advanced heirloom-quality knitted afghans and stockings, this issue
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  • Eunny demonstrates three methods for steeking on episode 912. I'm a visual learner. You can tell me how to do a certain knitting technique and it's all Greek to me, but show me how to knit a complicated cable and I'm all over it! That's
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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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  • We've all accidentally shrunken our wool sweaters in the wash, but on this episode of Knitting Daily TV we talk about when shrinking out knitwear is intentional, called felting. Watch a preview of episode 911: Getting Started: On this episode's
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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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  • 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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  • Eye of Partridge Stitch on a heel flap Plain-Jane slip-stitch heel One of the things I love about sock knitting is there there are so many knitting techniques used in the process. And there are lots of variations for each technique, too! The heel flap
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  • Short-rows are a wonderful knitting technique to have in your arsenal of knitting skills. You can use them to make bust darts, add height at the back of the neck, make those longer back hems that are all the rage, and simply add length or additional room
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  • Join host of Knitting Daily TV Eunny Jang and experts Kristin Omdahl and Shay Pendray for another exciting season of the how-to television show that puts yarn and fiber center stage! Watch a preview of this season, as well as the first episode that celebrates
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  • Top-down sweaters are all the rage, and for good reason: many of them are knit in the round, so no purling, and there's relatively no finishing except weaving in ends. Ann Budd has jumped on the bandwagon with her new book The Knitter's Handy
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Have you seen the episode of the TV show Portlandia that pokes fun at the popular bird motif that's everywhere in the design world? It's hilarious, and it totally applies to me—from where I'm sitting in my home office I can see eleven
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  • New knitting magazines come out all the time, with fabulous new patterns that go to the top of the queue. But what about that pattern from last year's magazine? The one that you absolutely loved; the one that you had to knit next; the one that made
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  • These days I read the newspaper on my iPhone. It's part of my morning routine: alarm goes off, grope around for phone, check email, check Facebook, read paper, get up and shower. The iPhone version of our paper doesn't have the comics, though
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  • "Vintage" is used all over the place these days. Maybe our busy, tech-filled lives make us long for the simplicity of the past. Although our foremothers had many different challenges than we did—can you imaging knitting by candlelight
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  • If you're new to the story of Allison, our managing editor, and her quest to knit her first sweater (Alexis Winslow's Vera Cardigan from Knitscene Winter 2011 ), you can read the three previous posts here , here , and here . Since we last posted
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  • The fourth edition of PieceWork ’s super-popular special issue Knitting Traditions is just about to hit the newsstands, and we’re currently at work on the fifth edition due out this fall. Fifth edition already? How did that happen? Nancy Bush
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  • That's me, "crazy-for-cables Kathleen." I've been working on my Lapis Yoke Pullover, which is cable-less. I'm almost done and I'm thinking about my next project, which must have cables. The Cable-Down Pullover by Stefanie Japel
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  • Color knitting is one of the most exciting and challenging techniques in knitting. Whether it's Fair Isle, intarsia, or simple stripes, knitting with color is so much fun. We've gathered seven of our favorite color knitting patterns in one free
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  • Knit a Domino Square Potholder in just one evening! (Patterns from Domino Knitting by Vivian Høxbro) Ever since I watched the Knitting Daily Workshop, Domino Knitting with Vivian Høxbro , I've gotten really interested in learning how
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  • Spring officially arrived last week, and here we are talking about summertime knitting! Our second Knitscene Summer issue debuted today, and if you ask me, it's a scorcher! Thank you, I'll be here all week. Terrible jokes aside, my own tastes
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  • Editors’ Note: We asked Karin Strom, Interweave’s editorial director for the yarn group, to share her interview with book author Lene Holme Sams ø e. Essentially Feminine Knits: 25 Must-Have Chic Designs by Lene Holme Sams ø
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  • The Bower Cardigan by Vera Sanon is a versatile cardigan knitting pattern that incorporates a leaf lace design. A note from Kathleen: The summer 2012 issue of Knitscene is coming soon and it's everything you'd expect from a summer issue: beautiful
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  • The Knit-alongs for Simply Sockupied have been full of great information, whether it’s specific advice for a particular question or suggestions on where to look for help. If you want to learn to knit socks, check out these 12 resources for sock
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  • The Summer 2011 issue of Knitscene featured an article by one of my favorite designers, Stephen West. I just bought his Spectra Scarf pattern, which is a circular scarf knit from a ball of self-striping sock yarn and a coordinating solid sock yarn. One
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  • The Gift of Yarn I've been so inspired by the bold, tenacious, and resourceful knitters who have taken on new challenges in the Simply Sockupied Knit-alongs! Yarn has always been a particular source of inspiration for me. Perhaps some of you will
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  • Here's one of my overlapping joins. You really can't see it at all! Note that this is pre-blocked, so when it's blocked it'll be impossible to find. Now, the puppy hair that's knit into the sweater? I think that'll be visible forever
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  • The celebration of the 100th episode season continues! This week on Tuned In To Knitting Daily TV's blog, we encourage you to try something new: Portuguese knitting! Guest Andrea Wong shares with you the fundamentals and history of this technique
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  • Dear Knitters: When this blog first appeared, the wrong photo was shown next to the directions for the Honeycomb Stitch. It's fixed now; I've put in the correct photo and added directions for the original swatch shown. So now you get two (actually
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  • Cutie-pie Henry loves his R2D2 hat! About six months ago, my sister-in-law sent me the link to an R2D2 hat and said that my nephew, Henry, would love it. I knew she was right because Henry is a Star Wars fanatic (and it's super cute, yes?). "No
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  • On this season of Knitting Daily TV we welcomed many talented designers and authors, including Interweave's Connie Chang Chinchio. Known for her textural elements of classic, timeless, and somewhat simple knitwear, Connie joined Shay and Eunny this
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  • Anyone who knits a lot probably considers the craft a passion, and those of us who knit every day certainly do! It's so rewarding to pass on your crafting passion, no matter what your craft is, and to celebrate National Craft Month we want you to
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  • Editors' Note: We invited Lisa Shroyer, editor of Knitscene , one of PieceWork 's sister magazines, to tell us what's new in her world. Melissa Lemmons's Ramona Cowl As editor of Knitscene magazine, I review a lot of knitting design submissions
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  • The Cobble Hill Pullover A note from Kathleen: I received an advance copy of the Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits , and it's full of fun, springy, and fascinating designs. I brought it to my knitting group and people oohed and ahhed over the
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  • If you have the iPad version of Sockupied , you might have noticed something pop up in the app recently: a new issue called Simply Sockupied . We’re launching the Mac and PC versions this week in the Knitting Daily shop. So what is Simply Sockupied
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  • WINTER 1999/2000 Origata Pillows (page 20) The chart for the Square Pillow on page 23 contains several errors. Please download the corrected chart in PDF format. The Bolster chart: When working the chart patterns, the last repeat will not be a full repeat
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  • SUMMER 1999 A Place for Everything: Needle Storage Solutions (page 52) Ellen's Originals can be purchased from Ernestine's Knitting Studio, PO Box 694, Silver Spring, MD 20918. (301) 754-3865; www.knit-crochet.com . Little Skipper (page 20) On
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  • FALL 2000 Enchanted French Traveling Cape (page 60) When working the hood, dec to 121 sts as stated. Cont working established cable patt at beg and end of row, and work center 105 sts in St st until piece measures 12" (30.5 cm) from pick-up row,
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  • Winter 2001/2002 Ladder of Life Socks (page 10) The last part of the toe decreases should read: Rep Rnd 1 only until 8 (12) sts rem. Tweedy Aran Cardigan (page 18) Instructions for two of the chart symbols are incorrect. They should read: 1/1LC: sl 1
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  • Fall 2001 Age of Aquarius (page 30) There are three errors on the Body chart: The set-up row should be eliminated (follow the text for the set-up row). The first pair of cable twists on Row 13 of the Body chart (labeled as Pattern 3 on the chart) are
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  • Knitted gloves are so special; they're at once utilitarian and extravagant. Clockwise from upper left: Lace and Twist Gloves; Layered Turkish Gloves Two-Color Norwegian Gloves; Mittens, Interrupted; Motley Mitts; Winter Twilight Mitts; Uncommon Gardening
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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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  • The Silver Lining Hat ( click here to download the free pattern !) There's such a thing in knitting as "deceptively simple." This phenomenon happens in all crafts, actually, and it's such a pleasant surprise. The Silver Lining Hat in
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  • FALL 2002 Curry Cabled Cardigan, (page 76) Finished Size 35 ¾ (44 ¾, 53 ¾)” Danish Designer Tour (page 10) Laura Levaas telephone number is printed wrong. It should be (970) 613-4 6 58. Finding Inspiration Among Our Readers
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  • SUMMER 2002 Sunburst Pullover (page 48) There is a slip stitch missing from the instructions for the right gusset. In the third column on page 48, immediately after For all sizes, Row 1 should read (correction is in boldface type): Row 1: Sl 1, knit to
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  • Newly finished Lacy Socks An example of the sewn bind-off I just finished a pair of toe-up socks; a beautiful lacy pattern that I've been working on for at least six months. Remember those New Year's Resolutions? These socks were on my "must
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  • There are so many color knitting techniques to learn because adding color to your knitwear is so much fun! It adds interest and a little challenge as you knit, which is always welcome, right? Kate Gagnon Osborne's Norquin Beret, which features the
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  • Fall 2004 North Island Vest (page 26) The color number for the medium blue yarn is #5834 (not 5843 as stated). Sideways Spencer (page 44) The instructions for shaping the left front neck section of the Body should read: (WS) Working left front and back
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  • Spring 2004 Swell Sweater (page 16) The pattern was divided from its corresponding picture (page 17) by the misplaced 16-page crochet supplement. Our apologies for the inconvenience. Polka Purl Dots (page 54) Use the Backward Loop Cast-On for this pattern
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  • Fall 2006 Knitting and Fine Art (page 8) The sentence should read “Knitting frames were then revived during WWI for use as therapy for veterans.” Bianca's Jacket (page 21) Under "Left Front" Cont in St st inc 1 st at center front
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  • Summer 2006 Cambridge Jacket (page 28) Under Collar, the directions printed for “Size 46” only” should read “Size 44 ” only”. Bias Corset (page 58) The stitch counts are correct as they appear. For some sizes the lower
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  • As a retired trial attorney, I am always curious about what people think and do during their time on a jury. So when I came across the Juris Mitts in the 2011 issue of Interweave Knits Accessories , I knew that I simply had to knit them. First, the designer
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  • SPRING 2007 Dollar and a Half Cardigan (page 60) The headings for "Right Front" and "Left Front" are inversed. The cable pattern should be on the right front as shown in photographs. In the correctly renamed Left Front section, shape
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  • Fall 2009 Rosamund’s Cardigan Pattern Note: The center front cable is one and one-half repeats of the Reversible Cable pattern. Nordique Sweater (Page 94) Back, starting from the 6th line down: Work in wheat ear patt (see Stitch Guide) as foll:
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  • Heart shaped items are a weakness of mine, and we're headed toward Valentine's Day, so hearts are everywhere. These little felted hearts from the book Gifted by Mags Kandis are so perfect for gift giving, and if you're knitting for children
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  • A note from Kathleen: Our friends at Juniper Moon Farm are having a design contest , and we want a Knitting Daily reader to win! See below for all of the details and then get knitting! Does beautiful yarn speak to you? Does it shout "Knit me!"
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  • Anne Berk models one of her fabulous Bohus pullovers. It's so beautiful; I was honored to take a class from her. I'm working on a Bohus sweater and I'm almost to the colorwork yoke. I'm so excited because I've been knitting row after
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  • Transverse Cardigan Two Clarifications: Gauge is 17 sts = 4" in garter st on larger size 10 needles for sleeve cuffs. (No change to sleeves and body: Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needle.) Left Front: Work in St st until
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  • When it comes to historical textiles, socks usually get short shrift. Lace-edged tablecloths, gowns, uniforms, dolls, and other special occasion pieces are saved and put away, but socks are worn and used until they’re worn out and used up. Albanian
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  • You may not think it's a good use of handspun yarn to walk around wearing it out under the soles of your feet. Why use yarn that you've put a lot of effort into creating for a project that will develop holes? In honor of the Spring 2012 issue
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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. When it comes to historical textiles, socks usually get short shrift. Lace-edged tablecloths, gowns, uniforms, dolls
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  • Welcome back to another great season of Knitting Daily TV ! Series 800 is now airing on select Public Television stations and we couldn't be more excited. This series marks our 100th episode! With this milestone, we want to celebrate fiber television
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  • We've got a new crop of galleries for you, fresh from the pages of the Winter 2011 Interweave Knits— Customizing Pullover and Cardigan Knitting Patterns from Interweave Knits: A Winter Knitting Gallery Presented by Knitting Daily . Five knitters
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  • The beginning of this new year has flown by, and I've neglected to make my knitting resolutions. Here are my top 3. Organize my stash. A daunting goal! But one that I know will benefit my knitting for the rest of the year. My yarn stash has expanded
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  • Lorilee Beltman's Our Paths Cross Socks There's a new Sockupied and I think it's the best one yet. My favorite sock knitting pattern from this issue is Lorilee Beltman's Our Paths Cross Socks (pictured at left). Lorilee has a wonderful
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  • How cute is this? When I started knitting, lots of my friends were having babies and I knit a lot of baby sweaters. Tiny sweaters out of lots of different yarns using lots of different patterns. It was so much fun knitting for babies and learning new
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  • Angora from my stash: Fleece Artist Peter Rabbit It's my birthday today and I feel like a little something girly. Ruffled angora scarf? Yes, please! I have a skein of Fleece Artist Peter Rabbit in my stash and I've been looking for the perfect
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  • A note from Kathleen: My trusty UPS gal brings me so many gifts—I feel my heart rate speed up at the sounds of her delivery truck pulling up to the curb. The latest is the Spring 2012 Knitscene. My friend Lisa Shroyer is the editor of the magazine
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  • Get more bang for your buck with effective knitting techniques! Join host Eunny Jang and expert Kristin Omdahl for effective ways to add details and charm to you knitting and crochet. Watch a preview of episode 813, Quite Effective: Getting Started: Eunny
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  • Armchair travel with host Eunny Jang on this episode of Knitting Daily TV ! Eunny and experts Kristin Omdahl and Shay Pendray share tips and techniques for knitting and crochet around the world, such as Portuguese knitting, Latvian braiding, Tunisian
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  • In keeping with my resolutions, finishing my UFOs and knitting from my stash, I'm thinking about starting with the second one, and as I do, totally blowing the first one. I didn't realize how these resolutions worked against each other, but oh
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  • Add a touch of whimsy to your work! On this episode of Knitting Daily TV , host Eunny Jang and expert Kristin Omdahl explore fun ways to add that extra touch of fun to your knit and crochet projects, from cables to beads, and ruffles to ruching. Watch
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  • Join host Eunny Jang and experts Kristin Omdahl and Shay Pendray on episode 807 as they talk all about texture. Preview episode 807, Texture It Is: Getting Started: Eunny begins this episode with a tutorial on scrunch stitches. These textural gathering
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  • Explore form and function in your knitwear on this episode of Knitting Daily TV , hosted by editor of Interweave Knits magazine Eunny Jang and experts Kristin Omdahl and Shay Pendray. Preview episode 805, EntreKnits: Getting Started: Eunny begins this
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  • Erica Patberg's Peplum and Pleat Jacket A note from Kathleen: Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits, is here again to delve into one of the stand-out patterns in the Winter 2011 issue. It's the Peplum and Pleat Jacket, which is a classic, stylish
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  • Take the color challenge on this episode of Knitting Daily TV . Explore stranded knitting, reversible crochet, and more with host Eunny Jang and experts Kristin Omdahl and Shay Pendray. Preview episode 803, Color Challenge: Getting Started: Eunny begins
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  • On this episode of Knitting Daily TV host Eunny Jang and experts Kristin Omdahl and Shay Pendray dive into both finishing techniques to top off your project, and great headgear for topping off your own wardrobe. Preview episode 802, Top It Off! Getting
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  • I just finished tightening up nine buttonholes on my Maple Street Cardigan because they were too big and the buttons were coming undone at inopportune moments. There are a couple of reasons that the buttonholes were too big. First, I used a cotton-blend
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  • The Yak: An unlikely source of beautiful yarn. When I think yak, I think yuck. Honestly, the yak is not an animal that I'd picture myself thinking is cute and cuddly, like the alpaca or a little lamb. But after reading Carol Huebscher Rhoades'
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  • My project to look forward to after I finish all of my UFOs: Twisted Diamonds Socks by Ann Budd, from Sockupied I'm not a huge resolution person. I think about them, about how it would be great if I made them and actually kept them, but really, who
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  • The Cambridge Jacket by Ann Budd is the perfect way to add some tangerine to your life! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! I did, and now I'm looking forward to celebrating the new year. I can't believe it's going to be 2012. I remember
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  • The holidays are upon us, bringing a question at least as important as whether or not to knit the man in your life a holiday sweater. What knitting should I pack for holiday travel? For starters, I need a project for the journey itself. I am a dedicated
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  • A note from Kathleen: Annie Hartman Bakken is the associate producer of Knitting Daily TV and my good friend. A new season of KDTV is about to air on public television so I've invited her here to tell you about the ins and outs of making this fabulous
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  • Working cables is one of the most satisfying of knitting techniques. Cables add texture to all kinds of garments; they keep knitting interesting, they add a little challenge, and they look fabulous! We've gathered seven patterns for you in this eBook
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  • Here at Interweave, we really love sheep, yaks, goats, angora rabbits, alpacas, muskox, lamas and all critters that provide the wonderful fiber that we can knit (spin, weave, or crochet). When trying to come up with an accurate yet interesting title for
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  • The hat from the Three for the Road ePattern for men I think I've knitted five hats in the last month, with two more to go—including the Welted Toque for my sister, who's home now and keeps saying, "Hey, where's my toque?!? I did
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  • Patchwork Pillow from Simply Felt For awhile now I've been collecting old wool sweaters that I find in thrift stores. I have vague plans for this pile of sweaters: maybe I'll unravel them and use the yarn for new projects; maybe I'll felt
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  • The French Braid Pullover by Angela Hahn I've finished several hats for Christmas presents and now I'm itching to get back to sweater knitting. Whether knitting for women or knitting for men, there's one thing I know about my knitting personality
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  • With a sophisticated sensibility and a range of projects that challenge knitting convention, knit.wear celebrates authentic luxury for every day. Each issue features sleek, simple, artful handknits for the thoughtful knitter, in-depth technique articles that refine tradition, design how-tos and inspiration
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  • I just started a new hat for a Christmas present for my brother—I'm living proof that it's not too late to start knitting for the holidays! I have three more projects that I need to make, too, another hat (R2D2 hat for my nephew) and a scarf
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  • The Pan Am Jacket by Ashley Rao The Petite Facile Pullover by Meghan Jones A note from Kathleen: I received my advance copy of the winter Interweave Knits last week and it's already littered with Post-It notes. Two of my favorite sweater patterns
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  • A few weeks ago, I introduced you to our Managing Editor, Allison, and her plan to knit her first cardigan . A quick recap: Girl sees Vera Cardigan sample in the office, girl falls in love with cardigan, girl asks Amy to knit cardigan for her, Amy says
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  • Applied i-cord on the neckline of my Caftan Pullover . I actually have several favorite finishing techniques, but there is one newish-to-me technique that I really love: the applied i-cord. I used this knitting technique to finish off the neckline of
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  • Linda Ligon and Alice Starmore having fun after Interweave's very first Knitting Lab. Interweave held its very first Knitting Event in San Mateo, California, in November 2011. Editor's note: We invited Karin Strom, Editorial Director of Interweave's
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  • We've gathered four free afghan knitting patterns for you in our new free eBook, Cozy Knitted Blanket Patterns: 4 Free Afghan Knitting Patterns —a fabulous counterpane bedspread; a beautiful lacy afghan with an easy-to-memorize lace repeat; a classic Aran blanket, and a mosaic afghan made up
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  • Frederick & Anne Scarf, from Jane Austen Knits I am a somewhat selfish knitter—I love knitting for myself! But I also enjoy knitting gifts, especially really luxurious gifts for the important people in my life. I've knit cashmere scarves
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  • In my article, "The Ins and Outs of Grafting," which recently appeared in the premiere issue of knit.wear magazine , I mentioned the fact that, when trying to determine how to fit the grafting into the row repeats of a stitch pattern, you should
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  • My super stripey tee shirt (made up pattern myself, used Filatura di Crosa Brilla yarn) Remember Kermit the Frog singing "The Rainbow Connection"? That song meant a lot to my 12-year-old self. I just loved the thought of the right people finding
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  • Interweave Knits editor Eunny Jang demonstrates how to make a sweater longer or shorter. I am notorious for knitting my sweaters too short. I don't know what comes over me; no matter how many times I measure myself and vow to knit the body (to armholes
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  • An actual-size photo and four different charts are included for each of the 200 motifs. I love knitting motif dictionaries in much the same way that I love my big fat Webster’s Third International. It’s as if all the riches in the world—be
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  • The Leyfi Pullover I'm one of those knitters who doesn't mind seaming. In fact, I take pride in doing neat seaming that makes my sweaters look professionally handknit. But there are so many sweater patterns and constructions to explore, why stick
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  • Ah, fall. It's a safe bet that if you're reading this, you already know the joy of curling up with your knitting on a chilly evening. In summer, I found myself reaching for small, challenging projects to keep my fingers busy on long afternoons
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  • Francesca, from Knitting off the Axis I'm not one to worry about row gauge too much, and that's a bad example to be setting, because sometimes row gauge is crucial, especially when knitting side-to-side garments. Here's what Mathew Gnagy,
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  • Editors' note: We invited eMag Editor Anne Merrow to tell us about the debut of her newest eMag, ColorKnits , which focuses on the worldwide knitting tradition of colorwork. Janine Bajus shows how color value gives Fair Isle knitting a sense of depth
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  • Before the winter issue of Knitscene had even gone to press, I started knitting Melissa LaBarre’s Tereza Pullover . This simple top down pullover had a lot of appeal to me—chunky gauge, interesting lace pattern, the ability to add custom body
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  • Brioche Hat, included in Brioche Knitting Basics with Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark , a Knitting Daily DVD Workshop The world of knitting never ceases to amaze me with its wealth of options—the yarn choices, needle choices, stitch choices, and pattern
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  • Daisy, my 3-month old cocker/Cavalier mix. (She woke up just a second before I snapped this photo.) It's supposed to be a hard winter here in Spokane, and I have a new puppy, Daisy, who's going to be cold! Her coat won't be filled in by the
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  • Motifs 187, 132, and 133, from 200 Fair Isle Motifs Fair Isle knitting is so rewarding. It's the type of knitting that really gives me "one-more-row" syndrome because I want to see what comes next, and what comes after that, and then what
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  • My Central Park Hoodie So many of my favorite designs debuted in Knitscene magazine—the Central Park Hoodie and the Heather Hoodie, to name just two. Hundreds of people agree with me, too! There are Central Park and Heather Hoodies walking around
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  • Border Socks by Mary Jane Mucklestone, from the Fall 2011 issue of Interweave Knits My brother, Jeff, has always been very fashion-conscious. He spent more time in front of the bathroom mirror than my my sister and I together, and he had short hair.
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  • I'm so attracted to this collection of colors. There's a silvery gray, my old favorite pewter, a beautiful gray, a lovely pink, a bright green, and my new favorite orange. It's my kind of rainbow, surrounded by a gray-blue border. (Photograph
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  • Betty's Tee, the knit version A note from Kathleen: Remember Betty's Tee from the Spring 2010 issue of Interweave Knits (photo at right)? We all loved it, including the folks at Interweave Crochet , so much so that they asked Tram Nguyen to design
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  • Baby Booties knit in literary detective Miss Silver's style—a practical bootie that stays on. By Ileana Grams-Moog, from the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of PieceWork magazine Reading is my first love, I think. My parents, brother, and sister are all
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  • Hi All, In Colorado, the first few days under 75 degrees mean snow is just around the corner. As I tearfully pack away my bikinis and beach towels, I remind myself that chilly weather can bring the best knitting. For starters, nasty weather is a fabulous
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  • We enjoyed a week of record heat recently, but temps are falling a bit now and my mind is on cozy fall knits. And what could be more cozy than afghans and throw pillows? What started me down this road is the StashBuster sale that we're having here
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  • What does EntreKnits , an eMag about modular, mitered, and entrelac knitting, have to do with traditional textiles? Anne Merrow, editor of Yarn and Specialty Fiber eMags , is here to tell us. Modular knitting has a modern air, with its angles and space
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  • My friend Mimi knitted the Galvanized Cardigan from the Fall 2010 issue of Interweave Knits , and it turned out beautifully. There were lots of challenges in this cardigan knitting pattern, the big one being the corrugated ribbing at the waist, cuffs
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  • Sunshine socks from Sock Innovation by Cookie A Kathleen's Sunshine sock Seaweed Cardigan stitch detail There's a stitch pattern that I've knitted several times. It's a wavy, lace and cable pattern that doesn't have a name that I know
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  • Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions people have of those of us who work for Interweave Knits is that we get to spend a lot of time "knitting on the job." I must confess, there is some of that but not as much as you might think. I was knitting
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  • Semolina Hat by Carrie Bostick Hoge, from Weekend Hats Trellis Beret by Courtney Kelley, from Weekend Hats I'll say it: I have a big head. A really big head. And it doesn't favor hats very well, so I don't often wear them. I do have one hat
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  • Hawthorne Pullover by Kathy Zimmerman, as shown in the Interweave Knits 2012 Sweater Workshop Calendar It sometimes seems that our smart phones or other e-devices have replaced paper calendars. My lonely Day Timer is sitting on a bookshelf; it used to
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  • We see her all the time on Knitting Daily and in newsletters. She's a part of our day! But, who is this whiz-woman of yarn and design behind the knitted curtain? What makes this cheerleader of color and technique happy? Here's what she told me
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  • The Touchdown Scarf by Lisa Vienneau and Allison Barrett I'm a big football fan, and I'm so happy the season is finally here! To celebrate, we've designed the Touchdown Scarf , a knitted scarf just for football fans; not only can you knit
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  • I have been enchanted by what is generally called gansey knitting (or sometimes called damask knitting) ever since a visit to the Land's End tip of Britain many years ago. The Isle of Guernsey wasn't so far away, and the fishing culture was strong
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  • Candle Cozies Felted Hot Pads Ruffled Bottle Sleeve I like to have a lot of stashes—fabric, ribbon, paper, yarn, cooking supplies, and so on. Whenever possible I love to give a handmade gift, especially a knitted gift, but time doesn't always
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  • Cable charts can sometimes look more complicated than the cables themselves! Leave it to Lily Chin to simplify these charts and make them easier to follow. Here's an example of one of Lily's new charts: Honeycomb Cable, Lily Chin's Way CO
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  • For the last four years, each May/June issue of PieceWork has been devoted to lace. It’s one of our most popular issues, and it’s one of our favorites to bring together. The meticulous detail that’s involved in creating lace, as well
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  • Knitting for beginners is one of my favorite things to teach because I love getting people started in the craft that I love so much. Our eBook, How to Knit for Beginners , has recently been updated to include step-by-step instructions for how to knit
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  • Kathleen and Mimi having a blast at Sock Summit! Two weeks ago I had the BEST weekend. It was a weekend of the masters of sorts—sock knitting masters! I went to the Sock Summit in Portland, Oregon. My friend Mimi and I attended together, and we
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  • Ann Budd's adaptation of "Punchinello Caps for Knitting Needles" from Weldon's Practical Needlework , Volume 11. (Photograph by Joe Coca) PieceWork magazine is always full of so many unique stories and items to make. Case in point, these
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  • I've just come home from the Sock Summit in Portland (my review will be on Knitting Daily next Wednesday!), and although socks took center stage, the crowd was a sea of knitted lace shawls, scarves, and tee shirts. I didn't have a shawl, but I
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  • The Rainbow Cowl by Lisa Shroyer I've been noticing a change lately, mainly with the seasonal products in some of the stores I shop in. Summer supplies are being replaced with school supplies! Our weather here in Spokane is hovering around the high
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  • Heather Zoppetti's Dahlia Cardigan Dahlia Cardigan front view and sleeve detail A note from Kathleen: I just saw the Fall 2011 issue of Interweave Knits , and it's really fantastic! I absolutely fell in love with Heather Zoppetti's Dahlia
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  • Conifer Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborn Some patterns just stick with you. Kate Gagnon Osborne's Conifer Shawl is one of those patterns for me. I love everything about it: the small-scale, the worsted-weight yarn, the lace pattern, the cables mixed in
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  • Tuned In To Knitting Daily TV's blog is back! With the launch of the latest series 700 now airing on Public Television stations, we're starting up the Tuned In To Knitting Daily TV Blog once again to share some fun fiber stories, patterns, and
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  • Even a simple pattern like this is a thing of beauty. Remember when you were first confronted with a knitting chart? I don't know about you, but I felt like I needed a Ph.D. in hieroglyphics to figure it out. What did all of those symbols mean? Where
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  • Owlivia and little Livvy, from the Summer 2011 issue of Interweave Crochet. Owlivia stands 4 1/2 inches tall and LIttle Livvie stands 2 inches tall. Cute, cute, cute! Here's my progress on Owlivia. I'm in the first row of the body; head done.
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  • A simple garter-stitch square might not seem like a big deal to you or me, but to a new knitter it's quite an accomplishment! I had a bar-b-que this weekend, and some of my knitting friends brought their projects. It was a great mix of people; and
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  • Eunny demonstrates wrapped stitches, which can be used in handknits for a cinched waistline like in the tank pictured here. Host Eunny Jang joins Mathew Gnagy, author of the upcoming Sideways Knitting book to talk about structural knitting. What a novel
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  • I think of myself as a knitter who loves context . It's never enough for me to knit a sweater Just Because : I want to know about the regional traditions that inspired the stitch pattern, the strange history of its construction method, the blend of
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  • Melanie Rice's Baby Elephant Vest, featured in the Summer 2011 issue of Interweave Knits A note from Kathleen: Lace knitters are so passionate about their craft. I admire that, and I hope to catch the lace bug in earnest at some point in my knitting
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  • Hello, everyone! My name is Amanda, and this is my first blog post as the new Yarn Intern here at Interweave. And, let me tell you, I am just pleased as punch to be here. As a recent graduate, interning at Interweave is heavenly. It's true; here at
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  • Kathleen's finished Maple Street Cardigan (all but the buttons) I've finished my Maple Street Cardigan , and I'm so happy with it. (Okay, so I haven't sewn on the buttons yet, but I'm going to do that before I go on to the next project
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  • If you haven't noticed, there is a new generation of textile crafters coming up. We certainly see it at Interweave: a growing group of young people that are intrinsically curious about the handmade life. I think we have an interesting paradox to ponder
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  • With the Cooke Cardigan, Amy Herzog employs many of the principles of design for top-heavy women. This buttonless jacket, designed to be worn open, features a deep vertical neckline edged in a beautiful herringbone design that slims and lengthens the
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  • Our early-summer knit-along, the Maple Street Cardigan, is over and my Maple Street Cardigan is almost done; so close! I just have to finish the buttonband and sew in a bunch of ends. We need to vote on a new knit-along now, so let the fun begin! I've
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  • On Your Toes Socks by Ann Budd. Get your free sock knitting pattern now! I'm going to Sock Summit at the end of July, and I can't wait! I just started a new pair of socks with Knitpicks Stroll, and I love them. The design is a simple lace yarnover
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  • A knitted scarf with macramé fringe (Photo by Joe Coca) Vintage knitted edgings (Photo by Joe Coca) A note from Kathleen: My great-gramma, my gramma and now my mom, sister, and I, were/are all "bi-craftual." My great-gramma was a crocheter
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  • Deborah Newton's Honeycomb Turtleneck When I was a relatively new knitter, meaning I made a lot of simple scarves and had one stockinette sweater under my belt, I took a workshop from super-creative designer Leigh Radford. She was promoting creativity
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  • The Bed and Breakfast Pullover I think we all have a few patterns that we are going to "knit next." Somehow, though, those designs always get bumped from my next-project plan because something is always more pressing, whether it's a gift
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  • Knitted Lace Shawls With a History When Nancy Bush showed up at Interweave a few years ago with a box full of knitting and a book proposal, we gathered around with anticipation. She had written Folk Socks , one of our all-time best selling titles, and
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  • Mags Kandis's Paper Roses, from her book Gifted I belong to a craft group called Women Who Run with Glue Guns. We get together to craft every month, sometimes working on our own separate crafts and sometimes doing a group craft (and sometimes just
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  • Dear WitKnits*, It's June! My son is out of school and no matter how old I get, I still relish the idea of summer and firmly believe that I too will be on summer break. This inevitably leads to a fall melancholy when it becomes clear that summer is
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  • The Sweet Hexagon Cowl from our new eMag, EntreKnits I 'm so excited about our new eMag, EntreKnits, which takes a fresh look at e ntrelac, mitered, and modular knitting. These techniques all start with one simple shape and grow into something greater—like
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  • This weekend marks the kick-off for World Wide Knit in Public (WWKIP) Week . Originally, this event started as a single day, for knitters (and crocheters!) everywhere to get out of the house, soak up some summer sun (or attempt to enjoy a wintery day
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  • Hello from Interweave and the editors of PieceWork magazine! If you have the same passion we do for traditional knitting, embellished clothing, exquisite needlework, intricate crochet, and beautiful lacework—all made by hand—you are always
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  • A Note from Kathleen: I've never knitted a skirt before, but they're popping up all over the place now that it's summer, and I've been wondering about the practicality of them: how they would wear, how to keep them in shape, and how lengthen
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  • Kit Kinseth, senior designer for Interweave Knits and Knitscene Personal BIO: I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. After beginning my higher education at the University of Iowa, I changed my mind on school and decided to travel. Boy, did I travel, actually
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  • A note from Kathleen: I have a lot of traveling planned this summer, and on my packing list I always write "knitting." Such a small word on the list, such a large part of my packing process! I always take more than I need. Always. Even if I'm
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  • Time flies! This July the newest series of Knitting Daily TV will be airing on Public Television stations nationwide. Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at our latest taping, from associate producer Annie Hartman Bakken. Taping KDTV Series 700 After
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  • Lily Chin's Textured Tote Bag I've been infatuated with many a knitted bag, but I think I may have finally found my true soul mate: the Textured Tote Bag, from Lily Chin's book Power Cables. Lily's bag hits the mark for me in several ways
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  • Hello WitKnits, I've done some knitting since last we spoke. I thought I would continue my yarn stories with a closer look at the yarns from the Interweave Knits Summer 2011 issue's Yarn Spotlight on page 12. These are the yarns and tools that
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  • My mom and sister in front of the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt My sister lives in Cairo, Egypt, and I'm going to visit her in the fall. My mom just got back from a 10-day trip seeing all of the amazing sites and spending time with my sister, Liz—look
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  • Coral Cardigan by Nancy Eiseman Bistro Lace Stole by Daniela Nii Al Fresco Camisole by Alice Tang Mission Cardigan by Erica Schleuter A note from Kathleen: Summer is coming, and so is a new issue of Interweave Knits ! We've got lacy cardis, intriguing
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  • My Great Gramma Sheehan's sewing box. This box is probably from the 20s; isn't it fab? I love the pin cushion on top and the unique way the spools of thread are secured onto the box. We use this sewing box to this day; quality products do last
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  • Cate Prato, editor of Cloth Paper Scissors Today , recently put together a free eBook that contains four exciting felting projects. I thought you might like to get your hands on this eBook, so here's Cate to tell you more! 1. Felt-making for embroidery
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  • Over the years viewers of Knitting Daily TV have sung the praises of host Eunny Jang's Getting Started segments, in-depth studies of knitting techniques and know-how. Some of the most popular Getting Started segments have included twisted stitch pattern
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  • Wakefield Diagonal Lace Scarf by Melissa LaBarre Here at Knitting Daily we're celebrating the release of our new book New England Knits by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre. We love it so much that we're offering you a free pattern to
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  • Spanish Moss Shawl by John Mullarkey Checkered Past by Pam James Child's Handwoven Socks by Maureen McGinnis Patterson One of the things I like most about knitting is the Zen feeling I get from knitting row after row of stockinette stitch. Weaving
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  • Download Now! I've learned that what separates good knitting from GREAT knitting is the details. Each step in the process—from using the correct cast-on to applying appropriate shaping to blocking your project—can make the difference between
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  • Northumbria Cowl Thalweg Socks Gwynedd Hat Axiomatic Mitts Oscilloscope Shawl Xenocryst Hat It's just getting hot and we're already talking about fall magazines! Can you believe it? Well, believe it, because there's a new, fabulous issue of
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  • Ingrid Brundin's modular-knitted arm warmers from the Summer 2010 issue of Spin-Off I've invited Amy Clarke Moore, editor of Spin-Off magazine, to introduce you to a fabulous project from the most recent Spin-Off issue: Ingrid Brundin's modular
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  • The Hudson Cabled Cardigan I came across a wonderful summer pattern the other day in our pattern store, called the Hudson Cabled Cardigan by Teva Durham. It's an ingenious vest that's not much harder to knit than a scarf! Here's what the designer
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  • We all have our go-to resources, right? And if you're like me, you have several! This post is dedicated to my favorites, and because we're having a super sale on hurt books (most are really just like new, though), this is your chance to get some
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  • Ann Budd's Ruffled Lace Anklets Mari Lynn Patrick's Ruffled Surplice I've never thought of myself as the ruffle type, but I think I might be wrong because I choose a lot of knitting patterns with ruffles! What I love is how they add just a
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  • This shows what happens when you knit thinner and thicker yarns on the same size needles. Both yarns produce the same number of stitches per inch, or nearly so. The thin yarn makes slightly more rows per inch. In this swatch, knitted on size 7 needles
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  • Last time, I showed a photo of the beginnings of my Tattoo Tank from Knitscene Winter/Spring 2010 . I also gave instructions for how to choose the right size for this little summer top , only to find out that I myself had gone and cast on for a little
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  • My local fabric shop sells some fabulous felt squares, and I've been wanting to make something with them for a long time. I thought it would be fun to turn these squares of felt into little gadget bags or change purses, so I started sewing them together
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  • Garter stitch selvage edge "It's all in the finishing." How many times have you heard that? It's true, though, finishing can make all the difference. My favorite technique for making beautiful finished garments and the one I use almost
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  • As you can see from the photo, I have worked several inches of the Tattoo Tank by Marlaina Bird from Knitscene Winter/Spring 2010 . This is a very loose fitting sleeveless tee shirt that flares out at the hem for a bit of swingy, drapey, floaty fun. It
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  • My new button! I found the most beautiful button the other day. It's a heavy button, though, and it'll need to be reinforced with a little clear plastic button on the inside of the sweater I finally choose to put it on. And because of its irregular
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  • I met Cookie A at Sock Summit and a gracious stranger took our picture. We're so thrilled to be able to offer you a brand new sock pattern by Cookie A, brilliant sock designer and the author of the book Sock Innovation ! Her new design, Cubist Socks
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  • From July/August 2008: Sharlotte DeVere's grand-prize winning pincushion from PieceWork 's 2008 contest. From May/June 2008: Galina A. Khmeleva's knitted Russian lace scarf. From November/December 2009: Embroidered Dragon slippers for a child
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  • Yes, my knitting is laughing at me. The Star Light, Star Bright Baby Blanket ? It is just a little ol' baby blankie, for heaven's sake. I have finished the inner rectangle; all I have to do now (she says blithely) is pick up stitches around the
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  • The cute little Bolero from Interweave's book Feminine Knits is indeed done. I bound it off Wednesday morning, and then made some coffee, turned on an audiobook, and sat down to be a good girl and weave in all the (double-digit) ends. (It took two
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  • We've had such a great time knitting the Minimalist Cardigan by Ruthie Nussbaum. I continue to be amazed both at the wealth of knowledge you all possess and at your willingness to share it! You are such a great bunch of knitters and friends; during
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  • Yarn "butterfly," waiting to be a cardigan. The photo at left is a butterfly of beautiful yarn I got at the Blue Moon Fiber Arts booth at Sock Summit last fall. The worsted yarn is called Twisted and the fingering is the venerable Socks the
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  • A note from Kathleen: Customizing for your body and wardrobe is one of the great joys of being able to make your own knitted garments. A few weeks ago, Interweave Knits editor Eunny Jang presented a sweater workshop for Betty's Tee ( Interweave Knits
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  • Just a little scene-setting photo—knit on! I was reading through the forums and the Knitting Daily blog post comments, and I was impressed by the wealth of knitting expertise out there! I thought I'd pull some of them and put them all here for
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  • I'm starting to wonder about myself. I have started three projects overall for this here little blog, and none of them are done yet. What. Is. My. Problem? Let's recap, shall we? (Yes, we shall.) First, there was the Bolero, from Feminine Knits
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  • Pinch Hat by Cecily Glowik MacDonald Flash Mitts by Amy Polcyn Rainbow Cowl by Lisa Shroyer Wendy Bernard's Frontier Blues Jacket Knitscene always delivers, and now it's back with an issue devoted to the new knitter. I love meeting new knitters
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  • Party Socks by Nancy Bush, from Knitting Traditions . Ever since I got my issue of Knitting Traditions , I've been thinking a lot about knitting socks. I'm planning to knit the Party Socks by Nancy Bush (photo at left) and I'm in the swatching
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  • First of all, I am feeling MUCH better, having recovered from that awful stomach flu. You folks in the comments were so sweet to send me little get-well wishes; thank you. Second of all, I have a confession to make. I, Sandi Wiseheart, did indeed cheat
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  • Fresco Fair Isle Mitts by Pam Allen There are so many techniques to master when you're working on a Fair Isle project. You have to figure out how to manage two yarns. (I throw my contrasting color and pick my main color.) You have to keep your yarn
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  • I have a love/hate relationship with hats. I love to make them and hate to wear them. I don't look good in hats, and that's always made me sad because they're such nice little projects to knit—they're fast, portable, and inexpensive
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  • Three sweaters from The Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd Those of you who read Knitting Daily regularly know that I love a good tip. I've got several books that are filled with tips, but the one that I go to most when knitting sweaters is
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  • The Harvey Kimono by Louisa Harding, pattern available in Natural Knits for Babies and Moms Sometimes a pattern just grabs you and won't let go. That happened to me with the Harvey Kimono by Louisa Harding. In my November 9 post , I put this project
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  • These knitted cotton bolls appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of Interweave Knits (see Yarn Review, page 12). Worked in the round, they're a quick and easy project to make. Fill one with small candies, or add catnip or a jingle bell and sew the opening
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  • A note from Kathleen: I have an embarrassingly vast collection of rubber stamps, scrapbook paper, and papercrafting supplies. I make cards, little books, bookmarks, calendars, folded paper creations—I absolutely love papercrafting! I have a craft
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  • The beautiful Yggdrasil Afghan, by Lisa Jacobs A note from Kathleen: We're so happy to offer the Yggdrasil ( " IG-dra-sil") A fghan on Knitting Daily. We love its gorgeous blend of cables and stockinette, not to mention the interesting backstory
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  • I've long been a fan of Lucinda Guy's designs, especially her patterns for children, and I've just finished looking at an advance copy of her new book of grown-up designs, Northern Knits ; it's fabulous! Lucinda focuses on the diversity
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  • Bonjour Lovelies! Today J’Adore Furoshiki (Wonderful Japanese Eco-Friendly Wrapping) Having stumbled across this (I love how the French say par hazard to denote discovering something by chance), as I was preparing my Etsy storefront, it was just
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  • I joined both the Knitting Olympics and the Ravelympics this year. I set my Olympic goals: To finish the Farmer's Market Cardigan . To knit a sock. To spin some luscious fibre. I made a schedule. I organized each knitting project in a pretty box.
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  • A note from Kathleen: It's time for our Sweater Workshop from the Spring 2010 issue of Interweave Knits . Eunny's here to take us through Tram Nguyen's Betty's Tee, a deceptively simple little blouse that's versatile and flattering
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  • As I write this, it's 43 degrees and sunny here in Spokane. It's unseasonably warm—we're used to snow in February. I know many of you are seeing more than enough snow though, so I'm pleased to give you a wee bouquet of crocheted
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  • I just got my copy of the 2004 Interweave Knits CD Collection , and I realized that the only paper 2004 issue I have is the Winter issue, so I quickly loaded up the CD and began browsing. The first thing I noticed is that so many of the sweaters are just
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  • I'm gearing up for Sock Club at my local yarn shop next week, so in that spirit I wanted to give you some free sock patterns. Seven free patterns, in fact, so download our free, updated sock eBook, Knitting Socks with Knitting Daily: 7 Free Sock Knitting
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  • A note from Kathleen: One of the things I like most about knitting is sharing the experience with others—those who came before us and, hopefully, those who will follow! Our new special publication, Knitting Traditions , offers projects and inspiration
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  • Back in January, I did a the first installment of Crazy for Cast-Ons , where I demonstrated the Old Norwegian Cast-On. Today we're going to focus on the cable cast-on and provisional cast-ons, with some wonderful tips from Jennifer Seiffert, author
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  • When most people talk about their Valentine, they're usually talking about a person. Well, one of my Valentines this year is going to be to my knitting! I love it so much, let me count the ways: 1. It fills my life with color. 2. It encourages my
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  • Are you ready for the next installment in my adventures knitting the Farmer's Market Cardigan ? Sure you are! Last week, I was so high on the whole cutting-my-knitting-experience that I blithely typed the following bit of knitterly hand-waving: Remember
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  • I knit Henry (my nephew) the H Sweater when he was about two and a half, and at four years old he's ready for a new one! This sweater is my own conglomeration of elements from several kids' sweater patterns. The original was knit out of a cotton
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  • Sometimes a pattern catches your eye and you can't stop thinking about it. Whether it's the yarn that gets you, or the texture or fit, there's just something about certain designs that grab you and won't let go. You put them in your queue
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  • I did it. I cut my knitting, and the sweater survived, and no one fainted, and in the end, it wasn't as big a deal as I thought it would be. (Two cups of coffee, max. No chocolate required, not even afterwards. No alcohol required. Strictly PG-13
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  • Make your wardrobe span the winter-to-spring transition with the newest issue of Knitscene ! With 28 new patterns to choose from, you can layer up with cardigans and pullovers, including 3 stunning designs by Connie Chang Chinchio, or get ready for warmth with breezy tanks and tees. Miriam Felton explores
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  • A couple of years ago my knitting group took a beginning crochet class. Some of us took to it more than others, but my friend Molly really got crochet fever and she's been interspersing knitting with crochet ever since. She told me once that when
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  • As I write this, a 6.1 aftershock has just hit Haiti. In light of the suffering of Haiti's people, to some it may seem trite to be discussing knitting, especially knitting we are doing for ourselves and not for a charity of one flavour or another
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  • Remember my list of knitting resolutions ? Number 1 was to learn the Old Norwegian Cast-On. Well I did, and I want you to learn it, too. I also learned some really cool tips for "tail management" when casting on, so keep reading to the bottom
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  • A note from Kathleen: I have every issue of Knitscene . One of my Seattle knitting groups used to meet at a bookshop and one of the bonuses was that we would get to see new issues of knitting magazines as soon as they hit the shelves. I bought a lot of
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  • Miss Money's Fly's Body pattern with sample knitted in cotton. Photograph courtesy of June Hall. A note from Kathleen: I'm a history-phile. I love the History Channel; the most recent thing I watched was a two-hour program called "Russia
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  • A note from Kathleen: It's been quite a decade for us here at Interweave. Our editorial director, Marilyn Murphy, recently took a stroll through our pattern collection and she's chosen one design for each year that she thinks represents that year
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  • A note from Kathleen: I'm eagerly awaiting the new season of Knitting Daily TV . KDTV is so inspiring and entertaining; there's information on everything "yarny" you can imagine. I was so excited to see an Artfelt® segment this season—Artfelt
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  • A note from Kathleen: I was filling in for a sick friend at my LYS the other day, and a gal came in wanting to see all of our novelty yarns. We have one stacking basket full of these yarns and some in drawers under the wall of beautiful, subtle balls
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  • Well, here we are in 2010. I can't believe it. I think I've said before that I thought we'd be flying around in little spaceships by now, or at the very least using Star Trek medicine—I love how they put a puff of air in your neck and
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  • Last time , we left our intrepid knitting heroine (that would be me) discovering (after knitting roughly 3800 stitches, of course) that she had unwittingly added extra ease to the hips of her Farmer's Market Cardigan . We also left Our Intrepid Heroine
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  • Designer Rosemary Drysdale pays a cheeky homage to traditional Fair Isle patterning by blowing up the patterns to oversized proportions. In this week’s free Knitting Daily TV video, Tahki Stacy Charles Creative Director Adina Klein talks with Eunny
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  • I finally finished the Central Park Hoodie (a.k.a. "The CPH"). I'm only a couple months behind my own schedule—this project was my second knit-a-long with all of you, and most of you speedy knitters finished on time or soon afterward
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  • A note from Kathleen: The new issue of Interweave Crochet is about to hit your mailboxes and local yarn shops! Here to give you a preview is editor Marcy Smith. This issue of the magazine features a really cool technique that knitters will be interested
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  • I can't believe our second KAL (knit-a-long) is already over. I'm reinforcing my "tradition" of not being able to knit to my own schedule—I have one mitt done except the thumb, and the other is about halfway done—but you
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  • I've never owned a holiday sweater (unless you count a plain red or green sweater a holiday sweater!) but I have a friend who finds a cute new holiday sweater each year and wears it on Christmas for all to see and admire. I think she gets them at
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  • A Note From Kathleen: Today we're sharing our four staff patterns from the Winter 2009 issue of Interweave Knits . These four varied patterns have one thing in common: they're all comprised of reversible cables. Here's Knits editor Eunny Jang
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  • Why hello again. I'm here, and I'm in yarn heaven. Care to join me? The Dream In Color Classy yarn for my Farmer's Market Cardigan (the pattern is from Interweave Knits Fall 2009 ) arrived two weeks ago, and ever since then, I've been
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  • Not many people are fortunate enough to live a life of books. I've been surrounded by books for my entire life—from Pat the Bunny as a baby to my favorite mystery of this year, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo . Books can be such an important
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  • This special Interweave Knits issue is packed full with more than fifty projects to knit and give, with detailed tips and hints to perfect your knitting.
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  • Awhile back I confessed that I might not be knitting as much as I usually do for the holiday season. Well that turned out to be a big, fat lie! I'm sure many of you can join me on the Island of Frenzied Gift Knitting, which is very close to the Island
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  • Chunky wool in natural sheep shades combined with colorwork. Love it! I’ve been working on the Heritage Cardigan by Sharon Shoji, found in the winter issue of Interweave Knits . A lover of neutrals and a lover of colorwork, I was immediately attracted
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  • Right now, we are hurtling towards the press day for another issue of Knitscene. Part of the final wrap-up for any issue is fine-tuning the cover. For the Winter/Spring 2010 issue, a transeasonal issue that contains winter and spring projects, and that
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  • When I first learned to knit I was a "thrower" (or English-style knitter)—I held the yarn in my right hand and wrapped it (or threw it) around the right-hand needle. Most of my friends were "pickers" (or Continental-style knitters
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  • A note from Kathleen: We're starting a new feature on Knitting Daily: the Sweater Workshop. We've done a couple of these in the past, but now there will be one for each issue of Interweave Knits . The Sweater Workshop focuses on one pattern, deconstructing
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  • A note from Kathleen: After hearing so many stories of the fun everyone had at this year's SOAR (Spin-Off Autumn Retreat), I looked at my Winter 2009 issue of Spin-Off with renewed interest. Spin-Off always provides lots of interesting items for knitters
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  • I'd finished up a whole 'nuther post for today before I remembered that today would be Thanksgiving Day in the States. As I write this new post, turkeys are being basted and families are gathering in millions of homes south of the Canadian border;
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  • A note from Kathleen: Raise your hand if you've bound off too tightly, bound off on the wrong side, or bound off too loosely. My hand is WAY up; how 'bout yours? I was recently looking through my back issues of Interweave Knits (which I can now
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  • A note from Kathleen: My friendly UPS gal brightened my day again on Friday and delivered the winter 2009 issue of Interweave Knits ! I was on my way to A Grand Yarn, my LYS, so I slipped my copy into my knitting bag to show it off at the shop. And guess
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  • Remember that hilarious line from the movie Steel Magnolias : "the only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize"? Well, our new special interest publication, Interweave Knits Accessories , is a collection of patterns
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  • The cardigan sweater is a classic for all seasons. You can throw it on over a T-shirt in the fall and spring, keep a light-weight cardigan on hand for chilly summer evenings, and wear one as a top in the winter. I have several cardigans in my closet and
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  • And the winner is... The Farmer's Market Cardigan, by Connie Chang Chinchio! Whoo-hoo! Everyone please give Connie, the designer of this fine cardigan, a round of applause for designing something so unusual and so flattering. I love this sweater,
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  • My sister doesn't like pumpkin pie, (I do not understand; does not compute) but her favorite color is orange. I was thinking about this yesterday as I was raking up orange and yellow and brown leaves, thinking about how pretty the fall colors are
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  • The Central Park Hoodie Knit-a-Long is officially over, although there are many of us still knitting like the wind to get this puppy done so we can wear it already! I've got a sleeve left and the finishing, which is at least a week's worth of
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  • We've all wrapped up our precious knitted gifts in boxes and bags. And when we put them with all of the other gifts, they look just like everything else in the pile. Don't get me wrong, I love a big stack of presents, but I've stumbled upon
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  • I’ve never knitted a pair of gloves, if you can believe that. Mittens, fingerless gloves, and wrist warmers are all in my repertoire, but no gloves! The thought of knitting all of those fingers has always steered me away from glove projects. I usually
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  • I am NOT one of those people who looks great in hats, especially the beanie-type hat. I wear those hats in the winter when I have too, but I much prefer the beret style hat or the slouch hat. It was in the 30s this weekend in Spokane—it's getting
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  • The venerable Elizabeth Zimmermann rediscovered and named the I-cord (the I-cord, called a "stay lace," was mentioned in Victorian needlework manuals). The "I" stands for "idiot" because Ms. Zimmermann thought the technique
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  • I'm working on my Knit-a-Long , the Central Park Hoodie , and even though I'm behind my own schedule (!), I'm making fast progress now that I can devote more hours to this project. The Central Park Hoodie is actually a really quick project
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  • The leaves aren't just falling outside, they're dumping themselves in huge thick carpets on my lawn. I've started wearing a coat when I walk the dog, scuffing my waterproof boots through the rivers of leaves on the sidewalks. Autumn has arrived
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  • A Note From Kathleen: A few weeks ago, Knitscene editor and Interweave Knits Senior Editor Lisa Shroyer blogged about upsizing the Freyja pullover from the fall issue of Knits. Her post has so much great information that I wanted to put it out to the
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  • There are so many beautiful variegated and self-striping yarns out there. They're perfect for adding some pizzazz to your stockinette projects, but have you thought about doing some colorwork with these yarns? The term "faux isle" is a funny
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  • Our newest free eBook is all about men! Knitting for men is a popular topic here at Knitting Daily, and because we live to serve, we thought we'd gather our favorite men's sweater patterns and package them up into a lovely collection: Knitting
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  • These knitted stars appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of Interweave Knits (see Yarn Review, page 20). Each of the five "points" is knitted flat and joined to the last point. They’re fun and quick to make, and easy to adjust in size—try
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  • Last weekend I went to camp. The event was called Wild Women's Weekend and it was held at a YMCA camp that I went to as a child. It was so much fun to go again as a "big kid"! Three of my knitting friends went along, too, and even though
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  • A note from Kathleen: We're so excited for our fourth season of Knitting Daily TV . Our TV crew taped the season this week and while it's fresh in our minds, we wanted to give you a peek behind the curtain at what went on during the three-day
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  • After last week's post, many of you sent in the most amazing, supportive, you're-not-alone emails and comments...thank you. Beyond the compliments (blush), I found much wisdom there in your words, much strength, much companionship as I embark
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  • Sandi's recent blog (" What's on My Needles ") got me thinking about what's in my UFO (unfinished object) pile. My "pile" is less like a pile and more like a parade of different sizes of Ziplock baggies overstuffed with
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  • I haven't had much experience writing patterns, but I had a ball of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Crazy Sock Yarn that I was itching to knit into a pair of socks, and I couldn't settle on a pattern. So I decided to write one myself! The yarn lent
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  • Today I ended up at the intersection of "need a tip for this" and "here's a tip for this," and boy was it a beautiful view! I was in the process of binding off the shoulders of the back of my Central Park Hoodie, and I was left
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  • Today's guest blogger is Barry Klein from Trendsetter Yarns, who shares with us one of his favorite knitting bloopers. Have your own blooper story? We'd love to hear fro m you in the comments! And don't forget to check out the video at the
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  • I started knitting circular objects—socks, gloves, mittens, hats, and so on—on double-pointed needles (DPNs). While I enjoyed knitting the pattern, I didn't particularly like the finished object because I always ended up with ladders where
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  • Now that fall is here, I've been thinking a lot about felting projects because I like to make felted items for holiday gifts. In the past I've made felted slippers, bags, beads for necklaces, and coasters. The coasters are a favorite
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  • In my knitting, I tend to get inspired by something and just jump right in, whether or not I know how to do certain techniques. I figure that hands-on is the best
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  • Hi, Knitting Daily readers! I’m Lisa Myers from Fairmount Fibers. When I was invited to be a guest on Knitting Daily, I chose to demonstrate a traditional Fair Isle tam, which is one of my favorite knits for playing with color. Here's why:
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  • I was flipping through our new special issue Interweave Knits: Weekend , and thinking about how much I usually look forward to knitting on the weekend; "usually" is the key word here, because I've got a project that I'm ready to be finished
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  • LOSE THAT CABLE NEEDLE! My current project in Kathleen's Knit-a-Long —the Central Park Hoodie —is a cable pattern, and I'm saving tons of time doing the cables without a needle. In the fall 2009 issue of Interweave Knits there's
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  • Today's guest blogger is Prism Arts' Laura Bryant, who is not only a great designer but also an expert colorist. We hope she inspires you with her unexpected ideas for experimenting with color in knitwear. Please welcome Laura to Knitting Daily
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  • Chart and Instructions for Swatching: Increases in Lace Using Stockinette Stitch Panels Refer to Tips on Increasing in Lace, Part 1 for more information Cast on 8 sts. Rows 1 and 2: Knit. Row 3 and all odd-numbered rows: (WS) K1, purl to last st, k1.
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  • It is so good to be on the OTHER side of moving, the side where all your stuff comes out of the boxes and you finally get to eat with Real Forks again. I also love the dreaming part, where I get to stand in my new craft room and dream about how I want
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  • A note from Kathleen: There's so much going on in the knitting/yarn/fiber world lately, and we're all so lucky to have access to it through Interweave's various publications. Spin-Off magazine, for instance, is a wonderful resource for spinners
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  • With her designs inspired by Africa ( Knitting Out of Africa ) and Japan ( Japanese Inspired Knits ), Marianne Isager has taken us on quite a trip. Now she gives us Inca Knits , a book of beautiful designs that were conceived while Marianne travelled
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  • Today we have a real treat for you -- a how-to video and free pattern for the most amazing blanket project from WEBS - America's Yarn Store ( www.yarn.com ). If you liked the Babette Blanket by Kathy Merrick that has been popularized on the Internet
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  • Note from Sandi: Welcome to my little corner of Knitting Daily! Every Thursday, I'll be sharing stories of my knitting adventures, as well as some tips and tricks I've learned along the way. Thanks for coming by! It's been a bad week for knitting
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  • One of my favorite things about being a knitter is the community that we automatically belong to. I was in the airport recently and I saw a woman knitting at the same gate where I was waiting. I sat down next to her and we spent a nice half-hour talking
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  • How many times have you oohed and aahed out loud? I admit that I don't do it very often but I just saw the preview to Mary Scott Hufff's new book, New Stranded Colorwork , and I did! The designs are absolutely beautiful--from the construction
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  • Monkey Socks: Wrap-Up Our first knit-a-long was a great success! When I started this knit-a-long back on July 1, I wasn't sure how it would go. I'm thrilled that Monkey Socks by Cookie A. were knit by about 20 people and to date there are 241
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  • For the Fall issue of Interweave Knits , Courtney Kelley designed the Freyja Sweater, a feminine, contemporary take on the traditional Bohus pullover. Yesterday, Kathleen posted a gallery of the original Freyja . The sweater looks great on both Gallery
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  • Hi Knitting Daily, First of all… wow! I still can’t get over what an incredible job Eunny did in demonstrating how to get started on our Knit for a Cause Breast Cancer Support Scarf from Knitting Daily TV. Seven months pregnant at the time
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  • "Sock it to me" is such a cliché, but it's true this time--I've been socked with sock goodness! Yes, I was lucky enough to attend the Sock Summit in Portland, Oregon, this weekend. Actually, I was only there on Thursday and Friday
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  • A Happy Edging A friend of mine just finished a garter stitch baby blanket and when my knitting group saw the finished product we decided it needed a border of some sort. My friend didn't want a plain garter border, so I pulled out the new Harmony
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  • Have you heard of knitting with a knitting pin or with your yarn around your neck? You'll have to see it to believe it, and lucky for us we have a video of today's guest blogger, Andrea Wong, who is on a mission to share with North American knitters
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  • Note from Sandi: Welcome to my little corner of Knitting Daily! Every Thursday, I'll be sharing stories of my knitting adventures, as well as some tips and tricks I've learned along the way. Thanks for coming by! Reader comments: I loved the comments
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  • I think we might have an instant classic on our hands, folks! The response to the Heather Hoodie Vest from the fall 2009 Knitscene is causing a stir all over the web and in LYSs--and basically anywhere knitters and Knitscene meet! People are comparing
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  • Whether you knit scarves to take a break from serious knitting, to practice a new stitch, or even to knit up a quick gift, there's no denying that scarf knitting is popular amongst all skill levels. First you start with garter stitch scarves, and
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  • When I see an Aran sweater my heart skips a beat. Oh, how I want to knit one of those beautiful, heavily cabled and patterned beauties. I've seen so many variations of the Aran sweater, but one of my favorites is this lovely cardigan jobbie--the Pewter
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  • We like to talk at Interweave Knits about how we're all knitters, too. I don't mean that we all know how to knit, or even that we're necessarily all very accomplished technicians or designers (there's always more all of us could learn
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  • A note from Kathleen: When I worked at my LYS, we'd get a heavy box four times a year and the return address was Interweave Press. We'd rip that box open practically before the UPS guy could hand it over; we knew what was in it--the new issue
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  • There is something so special about knitting for a baby (and then seeing your knitted item actually on the baby). So cute! I love looking through baby patterns and seeing the adorable babies modeling knitted sweaters and snuggling with knitted toys and
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  • Note from Sandi: Welcome to my little corner of Knitting Daily! Every Thursday, I'll be sharing stories of my knitting adventures, as well as some tips and tricks I've learned along the way. Thanks for coming by! Today continues my story of the
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  • A note from Kathleen: It's here! It's here! The new issue of Knitscene is available at your local yarn shop or bookstore as we speak . This issue is absolutely full of cutting-edge designs and information that you'll all want to have at your
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  • A note from Kathleen: When I was little, my across-the-street neighbor was a fabulous weaver. She had a huge studio set up in her house and I used to spend hours watching her create the most beautiful tapestries, scarves, bedspreads, tablecloths, and
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  • A note from Kathleen: As you all know, I'm a knitter. But I dabble in crochet (I did the Hemp Flowers Necklace a couple of years ago), and I was so excited to see the new book Crocheted Gifts . It's the sister book to Knitted Gifts , and it's
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  • Note from Sandi: Welcome to my little corner of Knitting Daily! Every Thursday, I'll be sharing stories of my knitting adventures, as well as some tips and tricks I've learned along the way. Thanks for coming by! I've never been able to focus
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  • Lots of us want to fill our project baskets with easy knit patterns, especially in the summertime. Occasionally, though, easy knitted patterns can sacrifice style; there's sometimes a lot of room between "easy" and "attractive."
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  • Note from Sandi: Welcome to my new little corner of Knitting Daily! Every Thursday, I'll be sharing stories of my knitting adventures, as well as some tips and tricks I've learned along the way. Thanks for coming by! I am now happily knitting
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  • True confession: I've never spun a single inch of yarn. Really embarrassing true confession: I've never wanted to spin a single inch of yarn. (I'm sure that'll change as I get to know more about spinning, right?)
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  • I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner. I can read step-by-step instructions ‘til the cows come home, but I rarely get it right without photos or—even better—a video. In the new season of Knitting Daily TV (which
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  • Three years ago, when Interweave asked me to be editor of Knitting Daily, they gave me a phenomenal opportunity to learn from and share with knitters from all over the globe. My job as editor was to help build a vibrant online community; but it wasn't long before I discovered that I was merely the
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  • Note from Sandi: Welcome to my new little corner of Knitting Daily! Each week, I'll be sharing stories of my knitting adventures, as well as some tips and tricks I've learned along the way. Thanks for coming by--now, let's get started! I love
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  • Welcome to the new Knitting Daily TV blog! We hope you’re all having a wonderful summer. Are ya? Good! The Knitting Daily TV co-hosts are too… just relaxing by the pool doing their fiber crafts. . . in their handspun, knitted and crocheted
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  • Note from Sandi: It's almost that time of year again-- Knitscene time! Twice a year, we get to delight in the pages of a knitting magazine unlike any other--in the words of its editor, Lisa Shroyer: simple, stylish, spirited. Some wonderful and unexpected
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  • Tips for Joining A Shawl Worked in Two Halves Some long rectangular shawls or scarves are worked in two pieces and then joined at the center. Why? Because certain lace patterns produce a lovely scalloped or patterned edge at the cast-on end, but do not
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  • A few years back, I shared an office with Ann Budd, and she brought in a piece of childhood knitting to share...except that this wasn't a misshapen scarf, or a lumpy set of mittens. This was a hobby horse, complete with I-cord reins and matching ears
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  • Do you ever wonder what the experts are proudest of making? I thought it might be fun to know what the editors of Interweave Knits , PieceWork , Interweave Crochet , and Spin-Off thought were their finest craft pieces--so I asked them to share the best
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  • You love yarn. C'mon, admit it: If someone left you locked in a yarn shop overnight, you wouldn't call anyone to come let you out, you'd just stay there and play with all those pretty yarns all night long, till someone found you the next morning
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  • Note from Sandi: There's a wealth of talented knitting designers here in the United States...but what about knitters in other countries? It would be a shame to miss out on the rich heritage and vibrant knitting designs offered by other authors in
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  • It is pretty tough to find a masculine sock pattern--especially Just The Right Masculine Sock Pattern, one that your particular Masculine Person will wear. Sometimes I think (with all due love and affection) that men are pickier than women are when it
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  • A few weeks back, we published a survey where we asked you various questions about the Galleries, and there were over 500 individual comments--and I read each and every single one. One question was asked over and over again: "Sandi, you're writing
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  • Note from Sandi: Knitting for a child seems to bring out in us the longing to make something worthy of being passed down through the generations. Here is Lisa Shroyer's contributrion to the staff design challenge for Interweave Knits Summer 2009:
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  • On Monday, Vicki Square shared her top 5 keys for a great sweater design. Today, I thought I would wander through the Interweave Pattern Store with these 5 keys in hand, and pick out one or two examples of each one. Because we're heading into summer
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  • Note from Sandi: We all have the experience of seeing a sweater in a magazine and saying, "WOW!" But what separates the fabulous sweaters from the ordinary? Here's popular knitwear designer and author Vicki Square to give us her thoughts
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  • For years, I have used pins to block my lace shawls--dozens and dozens of T-pins, painstakingly placed and then adjusted one by one until every single point was just right, and every single motif was shown off to its best advantage. I'd heard of blocking
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  • How to Block A Lace Shawl Using Blocking Wires You can always use pins to block any lace project. But for generations, women have used thin wires, or even strong lengths of cotton thread, in place of pins to shape their lace shawls. This tutorial shows
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  • If I am knitting a piece of lace in public, friendly strangers will ask, "What are you knitting?" When I tell them it is a lace shawl, they get this very polite, back-away-slowly-from-the-crazy-woman look on their face. I look down at what I
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  • My first thought upon completing my first wet-felting project: "I am not ever going to arm-wrestle with Carol Huber Cypher. If she does felting projects all day long, that woman must have serious upper-arm strength." My second thought upon completing
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  • Note from Sandi: The staff projects are always one of my favorite parts of the new issue! I love seeing how each staff person takes a single idea and interprets it in her own way. In the Summer 2009 issue of Interweave Knits , the assignment was to "knit
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  • Note from Sandi: It's not as easy as you think to be a proficient designer in both of the two sister crafts, knitting and crochet. Yes, the two crafts are similar, but each has its own architecture of style that has to be mastered before a design
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  • Each time a new issue of Interweave Knits is released, I start seeing a lot of buzz online about the Galleries, our photo collections of Interweave staffers wearing the sample sweaters from the magazines to show the sweaters on different body types and
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  • Note from Sandi: There's more than one way to work a sock, as many long-time sock knitters will tell you. Most of us learn to make them by starting at the cuff--but if you find that this method isn't making you happy, then perhaps you could try
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  • Meeting a favorite designer in person is always a treat; listening to them talk about their inspirations for the designs that we knit each day gives us a deeper understanding of just how much work and love goes into each and every stitch. I got to meet
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  • Note from Sandi: I'm going to confess, right up front: I am a Cookie Addict. Not the chocolate-chip kind of cookie (although actually I rather do love oatmeal chocolate chippers something fierce), but the sock sort of Cookie. As in Cookie A., sock
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  • Last Friday , I introduced Eunny Jang's Blooming Cotton Scarf , from the current Spring 2009 issue of Interweave Knits , worked in a clever slip stitch pattern that makes colorwork a breeze. This week, we're happy to announce a contest where the
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  • The first time I saw Eunny Jang's Blooming Cotton Scarf, featured in our Spring Interweave Knits 2009 issue, I thought it was stranded colorwork, like a modern sort of Fair Isle. It certainly looks that way--but it's not. Instead of working with
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  • Notes from Sandi: This week, Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits , presents different ways to wear some of the designs from the Spring 2009 issue of Knits. Here's Eunny! Being a maker of any kind is a powerful thing: it means that tools for self
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  • A lot of you seemed intrigued by the idea of using needlefelting techniques to breathe new life into old wardrobe favorites! It's really easy, the tools are cheap (very!), and best of all, needlefelting, unlike, wet felting, can be done on almost
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  • I made a vow with myself several years back: I Will Not Get Into Needle Felting. I figured I had enough "hobbies" (let's just be honest and call them "obsessions," shall we?) and I didn't want any more reasons to spend money
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  • Do The Twist! Twisted stitches aren't always a mistake --sometimes designers use them intentionally to give a garment texture, body, and interest. A perfect example is this week's free pattern, the Twisted-V Pullover , an excerpt from our new
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  • Sometimes we forget: Knitting is supposed to be fun. It's what we choose to do in our free time, it's what we do for ourselves--to calm ourselves, to enjoy the rhythm of stitches, to revel in the feel of yarn slipping through our fingers. I like
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  • I might become a video nut. I bought a teensy weensy video camera recently, and suddenly, I'm realizing how much fun it is to send video emails to my family and friends, and take little videos of my new kitten...so when I went to the Knit-Out &
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  • The place to be this weekend for knitters and crocheters was the Knit-Out and Crochet 2009 event, put on by the wonderful folks of the Craft Yarn Council of America. I was lucky enough to be there, with thousands of my fellow stitchers, for two exciting
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  • When we presented Lisa Shroyer’s post on entrelac last month, several hot topics came up in the user email: How do you REALLY pick up stitches properly? Where do you put your needle? How do you get the stitches spaced properly? And what is the difference
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  • Picking Up Stitches: Cast-On or Bound-Off Edge Picking up stitches is a way to add new stitches to an already finished bit of knitting--along the sides for a buttonband, perhaps, or at the neckline for a collar. You can add stitches to any edge: a cast
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  • Picking Up Stitches: Slipped-Stitch Side (Row) Edge Picking up stitches is a way to add new stitches to an already finished bit of knitting--along the sides for a buttonband, perhaps, or at the neckline for a collar. You can add stitches to any edge:
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  • I’m tired of snow. I’m tired of Christmas-card perfect white landscapes, and fleece-lined boots, and enough layers to make everyone look like a herd of Sta-Puft Marshmallow Men. I want Spring, and I want it NOW. Unfortunately, my weather karma
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  • One of the best entrelac tutorials I've ever seen is the Beyond the Basics article written by Eunny Jang in the Spring 2007 issue of Interweave Knits. Since entrelac can be a bit tough to explain, here's an excerpt from that article: Entrelac
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  • Note from Sandi: When I asked you how you were a Fearless Knitter in 2008, hundreds of you described not only what you had accomplished last year, but what you hoped to accomplish in 2009 . And surprisingly, one of the top four knitting challenges you
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  • Note from Sandi: Ever met a knitter who just made you want to stare at her hands as her needles flew along? That's how I felt the first time I saw Lisa Shroyer, the editor of Knitscene magazine, knit. She's a thrower, she does amazing colorwork
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  • Note from Sandi: Sometimes, it's best to let the author of a book tell you about the book in her own words--and her own voice--so you can see her creations through her eyes. This video could not be more delightful--it makes me want to buy a ticket
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  • Note from Sandi: Any knitting technique that allows you to try on the garment as you go, making adjustments along the way, is a win-win. It allows you to really get to know your own shape, and how that shape may require different curves than the one in
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  • Note from Sandi: The following is excerpted from Interweave's new book, French Girl Knits: Innovative Techniques, Romantic Details, and Feminine Designs , by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. Kristeen's book will be quite a treat for those of you who hate
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  • Colorwork patterns--such as the gorgeous Poetry Mittens we put into the online store on Wednesday (see below)--are some of the most beautiful knitting on the planet. But they can also seem quite daunting, since they involve working with more than one
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  • Note from Sandi: First of all, I didn't spend a day with Alice Starmore--but Jeane Hutchins, the editor of PieceWork magazine , did! And since the new January/February 2009 issue of PieceWork contains a lovely new pattern by this legendary designer
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  • I just finished reading the 406 comments that you left on the last post of 2008 , in which you answered the question "How were you a fearless knitter in 2008?" I love you people. I love you because your comments were so amazing that even though
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  • On Monday, I gave you a list of the top posts of 2008 ...but what about the top patterns of 2008? Which patterns did you love the most? Top 5 Most Downloaded Free Patterns of 2008 Number One: For the second year in a row, Mags Kandis' colorful Modern
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  • Here on Knitting Daily, we love YARN! Which posts did you like best? I took a look at which emails had the highest "open rate"--meaning the emails you opened and read versus those you left unread and unloved in your inbox (or worse, those you
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  • Happy New Year From Knitting Daily ! Let's start the new year off right! Free patterns are always fun, don't you think? And there are tons of free patterns over on our sister site, KnittingDailyTV.com --and even better, your Knitting Daily password
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  • Did everyone have a joyous holiday, however you celebrated? Did you hug your family, eat lots of food, have a few hours of wonder and gratitude? Did you get cool knitting or crocheting or spinning stuff? Did you at least get a gift certificate so you
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  • I don't have any magic words to help you get all your holiday knitting done on time. (Sorry about that.) However, I do have a nifty little grafting tip for those of you who love knitting socks but, like me, utterly despise the Kitchener Stitch. I
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  • Introducing Knitting Socks with Knitting Daily: 5 Free Sock Knitting Patterns I don't have any magic words to help you get all your holiday knitting done on time. (Sorry about that.) But it's Friday, and since everyone around here is busy handing
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  • Note from Sandi: I'm glad so many of you enjoyed our Dancing Knitted Socks video ! (Some of you said it was fuzzy on your computer... here's a link for the high-res version .) So today, I thought it would be fun to hear from the person responsible
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  • Today, I've got a treat for you that ought to put a smile on your face and get your toes a-tappin'. Especially if your toes happen to be wearing handknitted socks... I'm kind of hesitant to spoil the fun for you by telling you anything about
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  • Note from Sandi: My boss is a knitter. (How many folks get to say that?) She also used to own a local yarn shop. She has also worked on Interweave Knits magazine in some capacity since the very beginning--now she is our publisher! (She's also a weaver
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  • I've been promising photos of my version of the Leaf and Nupp Shawl , a pattern out of Interweave's new lace knitting book, Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush. (Want more info about this nifty book? Go here !) So: Photos! I'm more than
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  • Note from Sandi: There were so many questions on blocking different sorts of fibers when I ran last week's posts on blocking that I decided to expand a bit on some tips I gave when this series was originally published in July of 2007. Here's a
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  • Ready to block! Note from Sandi: I am off to Mobile, Alabama, to spend time with Grandma Rose and Grandpa Manuel this week. But I didn't want to leave you without a little Knitting Daily in your email inbox! In July of 2007, I wrote a three-part series
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  • Everything you need to start blocking Note from Sandi: The holidays are a time to be with family--not to spend locked away in a room trying to finish up your holiday knitting! In July of 2007, I wrote a popular three-part series on blocking that seemed
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  • I’m between Thanksgivings right now—Canada, my new home, has already celebrated theirs, and the U.S., where my family lives, celebrates theirs next week. I kind of like having an entire season of gratitude, instead of just a week or so; it
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  • Note from Sandi: You use different knitting needles for different kinds of knitting, right? So why use the same cast-on all the time for everything? Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits , once again is our guest here on Knitting Daily , to show us how
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  • Note from Sandi: The Knits team and I are always looking for new goodies to share with you, and this time, Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits, and the whole Interweave Knits team decided to issue you a "backstage pass" to the Winter Knits
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  • Note from Sandi: Ever wish you could get a glimpse into editor Eunny Jang's mind as she plans the next issue of Interweave Knits magazine? Imagine sifting through gorgeous yarns, mulling over sketches and swatches, knowing that you get to choose what
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  • Note from Sandi: Ever wonder if famous designers look back on their early designs and say, "I would do that differently today"? We wondered this, too! Over the years, Nancy Bush , author of Interweave's new book Knitted Lace of Estonia:
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  • As promised, this week is a Week of Treats for all you Knitting Daily folks. Today's knitting treat: A lace knitting technique video for you --PLUS we introduce two new lace patterns for Knitting Daily readers! Last week , I talked about Nancy Bush's
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  • Note from Sandi: Every one of us who has ever designed an original hat or sock has dreamed of it: A beautiful book of knitting patterns with our name on the cover. For Laura Irwin , the dream came true this year with Interweave's publication of her
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  • I have a serious case of startitis right now: I seem to want to cast on for every single pattern I see lately. (Well, perhaps not ALL of them. When I saw your Halloween photos of knitted and crocheted wigs and mohawks and smurfs , I admit that I didn't
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  • I love Halloween. Bats, boneyards, witches. Adorable children coming to my door dressed up as everything from ladybugs to superheroes. And luckily for me and my bins full of spooky decorations, Canadians like Halloween just as much as folks in the U.S
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  • One day not too long ago, I walked into a conference room at Interweave only to see that it was filled with kimonos--a dozen or more gloriously knitted garments, all with graceful sleeves, flowing lines, and elegant styling. I'd never seen a knitted
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  • Once again, we foray into the wonderful world of knitting men, and knitting for men. Wednesday, we talked about key areas for a good fit in men's sweaters . Today, I'm going to talk about The Challenge Areas: muscular shoulders, fat rolls on the
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  • A magical event happens in our Interweave family each fall--somewhere in a beautiful setting, rooms begin to fill with puffs of alpaca, wool, and silk; spinning wheels sprout as though from nowhere, and everywhere, everywhere, you hear the click of knitting
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  • Note from Sandi: In the U.S., it is National Spinning and Weaving Week (October 4-10). Since every one of the lovely yarns we use is made by a spinner (somewhere...), I asked spinner and weaver Liz Gipson (yes, she of the cashmere goats!) to come back
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  • Today, we continue our behind-the-scenes look at last week's Season 2 tapings of Knitting Daily TV with more from Jaime Guthals: One of the best parts of my job as segment producer is finding your versions of some of our most popular patterns and
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  • Hi everyone! I'm baaaack... I'm slowly finding my way around this little corner of Canada--the people here in Canada are lovely, by the way. Thanks to all of you for welcoming me so warmly! But it's time for this gal to get back to our Knitting
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  • Notes from Sandi: Today, continuing our series on domino knitting, we have a post from Vivian Høxbro sharing more tips and tricks for this fun technique. Vivian is the author of the new Interweave book on domino knitting, Knit to Be Square , which
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  • Notes from Sandi: One of the things that makes the Modern Quilt Wrap so intriguing and fun to knit is its modular nature--each of those jewel-like sections can be knit all by itself for a great carry-along project. However, the magic of this sort of modular
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  • Note from Sandi : I was talking about quilts as inspiration for knitting yesterday, and wow! Sounds like a lot of you out there are quilt-lovers, too. Did you know that Interweave's Fall Piecework Magazine has a special section of quilts, including
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  • I found it fascinating that when I talked about my adventures in the world of knitting color, dozens and dozens of you wrote to say that you learned color in the context of quilting. Guess what? Years ago, I was a dedicated quilter, with a huge fabric
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  • Sometimes, no matter how much we love to knit, it can be just plain tough to get inspired to actually commit to cast on. There are so many beautiful patterns out there (ahem--particularly in Interweave publications , right? Of course, right!), and oodles
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  • Motley Mitts by Lisa Shroyer I try to avoid variegated yarns that stripe or pool, so when we were assigned this staff project, I looked carefully at yarns before choosing. Sheep Shop's Sheep Two is a great chunky, plied wool that is dyed in very short
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  • Color. Color is my enemy. I think of myself as someone who could NEVER design a Fair Isle anything, simply because of the colors. And from the comments, apparently I am not alone...color is a daunting prospect for many knitters. But that's not very
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  • Note from Sandi: I've heard that a lot of people have fallen in love with Pam Allen's Fresco Fair Isle Mitts (see the photo? Pretty!) in the new Fall issue of Knits . I think it's the soft colors waving across the back of the hand, with the
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  • I showed you a really great cast-on for toe-up socks on Monday ...but what do you do when you get to the cuff and need to bind off? Lots of folks, myself included, get a little tight-fisted when it comes to binding off, and it's a bit demoralizing
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  • Eastern Cast On I was flipping through the final proofs of the new Fall Knits with a colleague who is a beginning knitter, and when I got to the chapter on different cast-ons and bind-offs, she looked mildly puzzled and said, "You mean there's
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  • Winter Twilight Mitts by Laura Rintala I have never made fingerless mitts before. And, I really never had any intention of making any, until this past winter when the temperatures dipped, unseasonably for our area, and days and days of cold weather seeped
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  • Here are the final two Galleries from the new Fall 2008 Knitscene : Riding to Avalon by Connie Chang Chinchio Dirndl Raglan by Amanda Furlan Gallery Gals' Choice! I thought it might be interesting to hear straight from our Gallery models which sweater
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  • A note from Sandi: This week, we have two new knitting goodies to celebrate: the book Inspired to Knit by Michele Rose Orne , and the new Fall 2008 issue of Knitscene magazine. I thought it might be interesting to ask three Knitscene designers what had
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  • A note from Sandi: This week, we have two new knitting goodies to celebrate: the book Inspired to Knit by Michele Rose Orne , and the new Fall 2008 issue of Knitscene magazine. I thought it might be interesting to ask three Knitscene designers what had
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  • A note from Sandi: This week, we have two new knitting goodies to celebrate: the book Inspired to Knit by Michele Rose Orne , and the new Fall 2008 issue of Knitscene magazine. I thought it might be interesting to ask three Knitscene designers what had
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  • Episode 1713 features: Kids Sweater, Duplicate Stitch and Felted Pillow Sponsored by Coats & Clark , Westminster Fibers, Inc. , Interweave .
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  • Episode 1710 features: Plimoth Plantation and Embellish Your Knitwear Sponsored by Plimoth Plantation , Interweave .
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  • Episode 1705 features: Ogee-Oh-My Afghan, Needlework by Women, and Lace Knitting Sponsored by Coats & Clark , Merrell Publishers , Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. .
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  • Episode 1703 features: Hugs and Kisses Baby Afghan, Cross Stitch Necklaces, and Needle Felting Sponsored by Coats & Clark , monsterbubbles , Interweave .
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  • Episode 1610 features: Sorbet Sweater, Knitting Lingerie, Sampler: Norway Sponsored by Coats and Clark , Stewart, Tabori & Chang .
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  • Episode 1609 features: Cell Phone Case, Mid-felted Purse, Crochet Squared Sponsored by Lantern Moon , F & W Books .
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  • Episode 1606 features: Embroidery on Jeans, Ribbons, Knit Kimono Sponsored by Trendsetter Yarns , Prism Yarns , Interweave
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  • Episode 1601 features Needlepoint Painted Canvas, Chenille Yarn and Entrelac. Sponsored by Lee’s Needle Art, Inc., Muench Yarns , Interweave Knits.
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  • The First Step: Choosing The Right Pattern Size For busty gals who want to use darts to help things fit better, here's a little trick: If you want a snug(gish)-fitting sweater, you can use your high-bust measurement, instead of your full bust measurement
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  • (I know you want to hear all about my adventures with the Yarn People at TNNA, but I am going to be out of the office this entire week. Thus, I have prepared several posts for you ahead of time which I think you will enjoy...) Today, we begin a long-awaited
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  • Obviously, when I knit Susan's Bulletproof Sweater at age 14, I had no concept that there was anything much beyond color to consider when choosing a yarn. I just pretty much thought that you used whatever yarn you wanted to for a sweater; and then
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  • To my delight and horror I have found The Second Sweater I Ever Knit (garage cleaning can be a truly scary thing for a knitter). I actually found this uh, "early work of art" a few weeks back, and have been gathering up my courage to share it
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  • Working a Tricky Armhole: The Drawstring Raglan The Drawstring Raglan on Stef People are used to knitting raglans from the top-down, but the Drawstring Raglan is done from the bottom up, and I'm noticing a lot of emails asking for help at the part
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  • Cast-ons Leaving a long tail (about 1⁄2” to 1” for each stitch to be cast on), make a slipknot and place on right needle. Place thumb and index finger of left hand between yarn ends so that working yarn is around index finger and tail end is around thumb
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  • Reading Charts Unless otherwise indicated, read charts from the bottom up. On right-side rows, read charts from right to left. On wrong side rows, read charts from left to right. When knitting in the round read charts from right to left for all rows.
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  • Knitting Gauge To check gauge, cast on 30 to 40 stitches using recommended needle size. Work in pattern stitch until piece measures at least 4" (10 cm) from cast-on edge. Remove swatch from needles or bind of loosely and lay swatch on flat surface
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  • Look what came in the mail for me! On Monday, I posted a little survey to ask you what you were knitting out of the Summer 2008 issue of Knits . I also asked you to guess which project I am making. So: Did you guess right about what I was making? Yes
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  • Unfamiliar with an abbreviation you've seen in a Kniting Daily pattern? Use the chart below for an explaination. Can't find the knitting term or abbreviation you're looking for? Contact Knitting Daily with your questions! beg beginning; begin;
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  • Crochet Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook and draw loop through stitch and loop on hook.
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  • Decrease Slip two stitches knitwise one at a time (Figure 1). Insert point of left needle into front of two slipped stitch-es and knit them together through back loops with right needle (Figure 2).
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  • Seaming Work to turn point, slip next stitch purlwise to right needle. Bring yarn to front (Figure 1). Slip same stitch back to left needle (Figure 2).Turn work and bring yarn in position for next stitch, wrapping the stitch as you do so. Note: Hide wraps
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  • Cast-On Leaving a long tail, make a slipknot, and hold yarn as shown (Figure 1) . *Bring needle in front of thumb, under both yarns around thumb, down into center of thumb loop, back forward, and over top of yarn around index finger (Figure 2) , catch
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  • Cast-on Place slipknot on left needle if there are no established stitches. *With right needle, knit into first stitch (or slipknot) on left needle (Figure 1) ...and place new stitch onto left needle (Figure 2). Repeat from *, always knitting into last
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  • Stiches With double-pointed needle, cast on desired number of stitches. *Without turning the needle, slide the stitches to other end of the needle, pull the yarn around the back, and knit the stitches as usual; repeat from * for desired length.
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  • Cast-on With waste yarn and crochet hook, make a loose chain of about four stitches more than you need to cast on. With needle, working yarn, and beginning two stitches from end of chain, pick up and knit one stitch through the back loop of each crochet
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  • Cast-ons *Loop working yarn and place it on -needle backward so that it doesn’t unwind. Repeat from *.
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  • Signed in as Kat Pullen Cast-On Make a slipknot and place it on the right-hand needle, leaving a long tail.Place the thumb and index finger of your left hand between the two threads. Secure the long ends with your other three fingers. Hold your hand palm
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  • Kathy Zimmerman's Brick Pullover on T.J. You folks are such a hoot. All day yesterday, folks around the office were quoting your comments on Monday's Men of Interweave Gallery to each other. I am pleased to announce that the comments included
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  • The daffodils are blooming, the lilacs are blossoming, and that means it's time for the Knits 2008 Summer Preview! (We want you to have your summer knitting well in hand before the REAL heat starts, you see.) Who better to introduce the next issue
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  • The Gathered Pullover , like many stockinette sweaters, has a simple "rolled" hemline--you cast on at the bottom, and just start knitting in stockinette stitch. The stockinette causes the edge of the hem to gently roll upwards, providing an
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  • Can we pretend I'm Ryan Seacrest for just a moment? I feel as though this moment deserves a tuxedo and a gilded envelope...So, please dim the lights and let's open the envelope with our results! Knitting Daily has voted, and here, in no particular
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  • We have now arrived at our theoretical waist in our theoretical bottom-up, knit in the round pullover. All the decreases are done, leaving us with 267 stitches at the waist. Here's what to do from there on up: 1. Work even for a bit. Usually, patterns
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  • Are you an adventurous beginning knitter who wants to try your hand (and your needles) at a sweater? Or perhaps you've been knitting for years and years, but you want a simple project to take with you on a trip—a project that you can wear soon
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  • Don't be scared. I know it says "math" in the title, but it's knitting math, so we can handle it, right? (Fearless knitters and all that.) Plus, we'll go slow, we'll do this in stages, you can ask questions, and there are no
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  • I'm noticing that the very mention of the term "shaping," let alone "waist shaping," seems to provoke some spirited discussions amongst knitters. Some folks want it, but don't know how to do it. Some folks might want it, but
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  • Katie Himmelberg , style editor of Knitscene and assistant editor of Interweave Knits, once again joins us as today's guest poster. Today, she talks about the her design process for Katie's Fountain Hat , our new free pattern, which was inspired
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  • Don't Box Me In A lovely not-box: Kathy Zimmerman's Dovetail Pullover Sorry. I couldn't resist that... Many folks avoid wearing garments with any kind of body shaping, preferring to wear boxy silhouettes, as they think that boxes hide areas
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  • You all had so many great comments for the 2008 Spring Knits Galleries ( Part 1 and Part 2 )! As promised, for today, I picked a few to respond to: We love Gallery Days! Sara H.: After reading the galleries, I can see how imperative it is to "know
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  • TODAY'S POST IS BY LAURA RINTALA , managing editor of Interweave Knits, and designer of the White Witch Mitts : our new featured free pattern. Laura's White Witch Mitts (free!) I have to admit, when Eunny asked us to do some sort of movie-inspired
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  • Last winter, to celebrate the publication of our editor's choice collection, The Best of Interweave Knits , we asked you, our readers, to nominate YOUR favorite Knits patterns. We received thousands of nominations, and we are now proud to announce
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  • I love it when you readers surprise me. When I picked out the three candidates for today's free pattern and asked you to vote on which one you wanted, I thought I knew which one you would pick: Matador, because that's the one that is being chatted
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  • Every knitter has his or her own way of resolving the inevitable knitting mistakes. We shall skip over the painful first four stages of shock, denial, bargaining, and anger (for those are perhaps best worked through in a closed room with a glass of something
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  • Just look at this wonderful photo: That adorable, delighted face on the right belongs to Judy, our Knitting Daily Yarn Spree First Prize Winner . The lovely smile on the left belongs to Caryn, the manager of The Whole Nine Yarns, Judy's local yarn
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  • Could this be the ultimate guy sweater? I just never know what I am going to get when I post a survey here on Knitting Daily . It's always a little scary—will anyone answer? Will people think the questions are dumb? Will I end up having to make
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  • Dear Knitting Daily Readers: You make me speechless with joy sometimes. Thursday afternoon, after a long and weird day, I sat down to read your comments on Wednesday's New Year post , and...wow. Are you people amazing, or what? You are not just fearless
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  • 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land Every knitter was knitting, quite fast, with both hands. New socks off the needles hung chimney-side there, In hopes that they'd dry—just soon enough to wear. The kitties snuggled purring
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  • Ann Budd's Broken Cable Rib Socks I don't have any magic words to help you get all your holiday knitting done on time. (Sorry about that.) However, I do have a nifty little grafting tip for those of you, who like me, completely and utterly despise
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  • I have already received, and am already wearing, the best holiday present I can imagine: A pair of cabled socks knitted for me by my husband Nicholas. Happy feet! I'd like to point out that Sir Nicholas has only been knitting for a couple of years
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  • Originally, we were going to wait until Friday to post photos of Lisa Shroyer's finished Big Girl version of the Central Park Hoodie , but after all your requests, we just couldn't resist any longer...so: Voila! And yes, that is Lisa modelling
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  • Debbie wears the Colette The Colette Pullover by Katie Himmelberg , assistant editor of Interweave Knits View The Colette Pullover Gallery The raglan lines of this sweater are complementary to any body type, as is the refined silhouette with waist shaping
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  • Annie goes Ivy League! Katie's notes: (Katie Himmelberg is assistant editor of Interweave Knits.) This colorwork beauty, designed by Interweave Knits editor Eunny Jang, modernizes a Fair Isle classic with its close fit. Using a modest six colors,
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  • Here's the next in our popular series of sweater galleries from the Winter 2007 issue of Interweave Knits . This time, Katie Himmelberg , assistant editor of Interweave Knits, gives suggestions for color choices and customizations for the Bonbon Pullover
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  • Me, at Sunny Rock B&B I am back from Canada, and instead of being a respite from my work, the trip allowed me to re-connect with the joy behind what I do for a living. I am a professional knitter; I am a professional writer-about-knitting; knitting
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  • Lisa Shroyer Today's Knitting Daily post was written by the next in our series of Guest Star Editors: Lisa Shroyer , senior editor of Interweave Knits and editor of Knitscene magazine . I've been with Interweave since 2005. My main job is the
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  • Melange: half knit, half crochet.(Winter 2007) Today's Guest Star poster is Kim Werker , editor of Interweave Crochet magazine and the new book Crochet Me . Isn't Sandi just the best? Not only are her KD posts entertaining and informative even
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  • Henley Perfected Thank you for the overwhelming (and very amusing!) responses to the Winter 2007 Project Poll : What project(s) are you excited to cast on for? I had so much fun reading the comments and seeing what you thought of the new Winter patterns
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  • Is this "The One"? Rosemary's Swing Jacket It never gets old. One morning every few months, I walk into my cubicle, and there it is, sitting on my desk chair: a brand-shiny new issue of Interweave Knits . This time, it was the Winter 2007
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  • My elderly, but lovely, lace socks Thirteen years ago, I started the Lacey Arrow Socks from the book Socks . I gleefully ordered itty-bitty size 0 needles, and the finest of creamy, laceweight silk-merino yarn. When the yarn arrived, as I recall, I sat
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  • There were so many good questions and comments from The Frog Pond post on straightening curly yarn by skeining, soaking, and hanging to dry, that I decided to answer a few of them here. Bethany H: This is actually the process used to set the twist in
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  • Bye-bye to the Blue Tank... I was very amused by your suggestions of cross-stitch pictures and tee-shirts with "The Swatch is Good. The Swatch is Wise. Listen to the Swatch." emblazoned across them. Personally, I think I need this message engraved
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  • The original Bonsai Tunic When I first seamed up and tried on the Bonsai Tunic , it was clear that something had gone Horribly Awry. It was huge on me. The photos I took made it look like a very pretty green lace tent. (One could imagine sitting inside
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  • Better Than Booties , but still a bit lonely Now that we know that there are over 69,000 UnFinished Knitting Objects amongst our collective knitting baskets (it used to be 65,000, but I updated that result with the numbers that came in this weekend!)
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  • Part of my personal UFO collection Knitters, take courage. Open up your plastic storage bins, throw the closet doors wide open, pull out all those knitting bags, and let's see how much knitting we all REALLY have "on the needles": Take the
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  • Swatches for the Summer Shawlette The Swatch is not just an annoying little politeness ritual, taught by the Ms. Manners of Knitting. It is literally a sample of your finished knitting, akin to the fabric samples you see in furniture stores. Ever bought
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  • William Street Socks Many of you have mentioned your frustrations in trying to incorporate stitch patterns into your knitting, only to run up against the issue of gauge. If you are "painting" with stitches against a stockinette stitch "canvas
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  • Papyrus Lace from Lace & Eyelets Continuing our little "use your stitch dictionary like a cookbook" series... Traditionally, stitches in a stitch dictionary are presented for knitting flat (back and forth in rows). If you want to use one
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  • Gathered Stitch from The Harmony Stitch Guides Look at the work of any of the top knitwear designers, from Shirley Paden and Mari Lynn Patrick to Mona Schmidt and Evelyn Clark, and one thing soon becomes clear: These folks really know how to use a stitch
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  • Alternating Twists from Cables & Arans I am a stitch geek. I'm fascinated by the different ways that the humble knit stitch and the unassuming purl stitch get together and make a gadzillion different glorious combinations. My stitch dictionaries
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  • The INSIDE of the Ms. Poppins' Bag Knitted stitches have a lovely drape, which is one reason we love them so! That drape is created by having lots of small holes between the yarn fibers—in general, the bigger the holes, the more drape something has
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  • Knitting Needle Knitting Bag The comments from Monday's post on knitting bags were a hoot! I feel so much better knowing that I am not alone in my knitting bag addiction. Bagaholics, bag ladies, and bag pigs (thank you, Merna S.!), unite! And what
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  • Too cute! The Knitting Needle Knitting Bag I'm beginning to think that I have a Serious Knitting Bag Habit, as I am getting dangerously close to having a different knitting bag for each UnFinished Object. This would not be a "Serious Knitting
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  • It's here! Fall 2007 Interweave Crochet There, I said it: Crochet. We're an online community called Knitting Daily, and I've gone and said the word "crochet," right up front for all the world to see. From the beginning, crochet has
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  • Red Scarf Project Connections Scarf (Try saying THAT title three times fast!) It's true that the Connections Scarf I designed for the Red Scarf Project was my first cable-knitting project ever. I've managed to avoid cables until now, thinking
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  • Connections: A Red Scarf The Red Scarf Project , endorsed by Interweave, Lily Chin , and The National NeedleArts Association, was started in 2005 by the Orphan Foundation of America as a way of showing community support and encouragement to college-bound
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  • Mags Kandis , editor of Folk Style "English," Mags told me during our phone conversation last Friday, "is my second language." I was puzzled—maybe she had spoken French or Greek as girl? I heard no trace of an accent in her voice,
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  • Modern Quilt Wrap I love my job. I get to hang out online with all you lovely knitters, I get to sit here and write about knitting, I get to fondle the glorious original of the Modern Quilt Wrap (which is currently draped across my desk, at least until
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  • Modern Quilt Wrap Yarn substitution. The very words strike anxiety into the hearts of knitters everywhere. The published photo is so beautiful, the yarn the designer used so utterly perfect in every way...but alas, the specified yarn is wool, and you're
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  • Modern Quilt Wrap (yum!) It's true: I hate to knit scarves. I don't know why. I just do. I am thrilled to have other people knit scarves, and in snowy January, I love snuggling up in a sweet little neck-wrap just as much as the next person. However
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  • Introducing Ms. Kitty On Monday, when I wrote about the joys of handmade toys , I had no intention of actually knitting one of the little cuddlies whose pattern I was offering to all of you. I thought, what a cute pattern...but I have Serious Knitting
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  • Here she is! Eunny Jang What if one day, someone called you on the phone, and asked you to be the new editor of Interweave Knits magazine? That's exactly what happened to popular blogger and oh-so-talented knitting designer, Eunny Jang . Talk about
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  • When I first came to work at Interweave, I found out that my officemate was to be none other than the one and only Ann Budd , author of one of my most well-loved knitting books: The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns . I was petrified. They might as
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  • Ah, technology. As Mary Chapin Carpenter sang, "Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug." Our server-hosting company had some technical difficulties this week, which meant that we were unable to do our regular Monday
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  • Ready to block! On Wednesday, we began our Adventure in Blocking with a review of the basic tools and preparations you need to make before you get started. Now that you have everything gathered together, and now that you have experimented with blocking
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  • Just for you: The Icelandic Lace Shawl I absolutely LOVED reading all the different clever solutions you folks have come up with to use as blocking surfaces ... amazing. I do think, however, that Jen S. gets the Creative Gold Star for the week: For items
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  • Spray blocking on a blocking board After years of blocking my knitting and crocheting on kitchen counters, floors, and dryer tops, I finally broke down this weekend and ordered an Official Blocking Board (from Webs —thanks, Kathy and Steve!). I'd
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  • What The Front Looks Like So, my lace-loving friends: I made a list of the more than 30 questions you asked in the comments from Monday's post. About a quarter of those were promptly addressed by your fellow commenters...which is a Very Good Thing
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  • Photo 1: Knitters, meet Bertha Before we get started: Would everyone please chant "SHARon, SHARon, SHARon" a few times? Sharon is the clever, funny gal who chanted "Bust! Darts! Bust! Darts!" in the comments on Friday . I inadvertently
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  • Me and my hot Tomato in progress I should have known you'd want to know about the bust darts. Your comments on last Friday's blog entry were a HOOT and I just about giggled myself to pieces reading them all. By the time I got to Susan's comment
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  • Wendy's original Tomato I’m having a bit of a surreal life at the moment. I mean, I know I work for Interweave, and thus I’m supposed to be all nonchalant and cool about things like Norah Gaughan leaving a comment on my blog ….but
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  • Norah Gaughan's Intricate Stag Bag Have you read the comments from Monday’s post ? Oh my goodness…There is practically an entire textbook full of tips in there about how to do Fair Isle successfully. You people are awesome! I had a completely
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  • Tomato by Wendy Bernard Maybe some of you are Fair Isle Wizards, but I am not. In fact, I'm kind of a Fair Isle Chicken. Give me lace knitting, and I purr and behave myself in public (well, mostly…). But Fair Isle—Fair Isle and I have
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  • The colors I chose for my Tomato Let me be clear: It's not Amy-the-book-author's fault I ended up having to rip out two days' worth of knitting on the Tomato . It's also not Wendy-the-pattern-designer's fault. It's entirely my
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  • Tomato by Wendy Bernard Before Knitting Daily went live, I sent out a survey to all you charter members asking you what you wanted to knit. A rousing 37% of the 4,120 folks who replied said you wanted to knit a short-sleeved top. Drum roll, please: So
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  • More than 300 of you wrote in to say why you thought the Comfy Socks were a bit lonely. The two factors mentioned most often were the bulky yarn/large gauge used in the pattern, and—surprisingly—the photograph. The bulky yarn part made sense—most
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  • According to the Sock Survey, your perfect sock pattern would be: Worked from the cuff down (70% of the votes); For a woman (46%); Designed in a textured (but not cabled) stitch pattern (22%); Worked on 5 dpns (37%); and Suitable for a variegated or handpainted
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  • Caspian Sea Socks I'm noticing that the sock patterns on Knitting Daily are wildly popular--well, some of them, anyway. Judging from the download numbers, you loved the Caspian Sea Socks and the Diagonal Rib Socks, but the Comfy Socks are feeling
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  • Mom and my adorable niece Jackie Someone asked me the other day: "So, Sandi, what are you knitting for your mom for Mother's Day?" A bit of guilty silence ensued. The embarrassing truth is, I've spent hours and hours knitting for babies
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  • Weekend Getaway Satchel My husband Nicholas is the perfect knitter’s husband: adorable, patient, and tolerates both long afternoons spent in yarn shops and large piles of yarn in the linen closet with equal parts humor and grace. However, he was
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  • I admire knitted, felted goodies…mostly from afar. I love to examine them, and stroke them, but as much as I love all these beautiful creations, I have been dubious about the idea of making felted objects for myself. Floral Felted Bag For example
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  • I’m lucky enough that I get to see the originals of the lovely felted bags published in our Interweave publications: Nicky Epstein’s Floral Felted Bag is a knockout “in person” (Knits, Fall 2004); Floral Felted Bag Leigh Radford’s
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  • Welcome to the premier issue of Interweave Press knitscene —a magazine for knitters who can’t get enough of knitting.You know what I mean. All those yarns—sumptuous, sparkly, and color rich—that beg to be swatched, all those projects—dainty, big-stitch, and whimsi