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Natalia Sweater

Easy Top Down Knitting: Natalia from Knitscene Spring

The Natalia Sweater KAL is still going strong on Ravelry, but I’m excited to say that I’ve finished my sweater! This pattern is such an easy knit, as many top down knitting patterns can be, and it practically flew off my needles!   Working top down knitting patterns is nice because you can try the sweater on as…

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Knitting short-rows with the Miss Grace Free Form Shawl

We’d like to introduce you to our newest shawl kit. In a collaboration with Skeino, we’ve created the Miss Grace Knitted Shawl Kit, a beautiful triangular shawl worked from one tip to a wide edge. The shawl is worked in garter stitch using three colors (only one color at a time, so it’s not stranded…

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Hey, Girl, Teach Me How to Knit!

A Note from Kathleen: Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we’ve got love on our minds—love for the people in our lives, and love for our knitting! Today Love of Knitting editor Deb Gerish is here to tell you about her Valentines Day knitting daydreams. She’s so funny; you’re gonna love this! Hey Girl, Teach…

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Knitting Finishing: Setting In Sleeves

Set-in sleeves are my favorite sleeve construction, because they’re the most flattering on me. I was looking through my sweaters the other day, and I think 90 percent of them have set-in sleeves. I have a few raglan sleeve sweaters, which I like the look of, but I have to be careful when knitting them…

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Go Seamless! Knitting the Natalia Sweater

I’ve been so enamored with the Natalia Sweater from Knitscene Spring 2016 ever since I first saw designer Leah Coccari-Swift’s submission. This top-down seamless sweater looks like it’s a breeze to knit, even with the colorwork section—especially since you’re only using two strands of yarn! Leah used Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool, which comes in a wide array…

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Tips, Tricks, and Fixing Knitting Mistakes

Something I absolutely love about knitting is that there is always more to learn. I’m no expert, but I have been knitting for over a decade and I have never gotten bored and am still constantly learning new things. There always seems to be another method of casting on or binding off, endless stitch patterns, decreases and increases,…

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Knitting a closed cable knitting pattern

Considering how much I love cables, you’d think I’d have a cabled something on the needles. As I’m going through my projects (remember those resolutions?), I’ve discovered that I have no cable knitting patterns in progress! This must be remedied ASAP, if not on the needles, high up in my queue. I think I’ve found…

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Master Lace Knitting and more with the Firehawk Shawl Video

I try to come up with a new knitting goal every year, some technique I haven’t tried yet and want to learn. Last year it was brioche knitting; this year, after seeing all the great patterns in The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting, I think it might be multi-color slipped stitches . Do you make goals to…

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Learn 2 Circular Cast-ons with the Dahlia Cardigan Knitalong Workshop

Heather Zoppetti’s gorgeous Dahlia Cardigan, originally published in Interweave Knits Fall 2011, has long been a favorite of Interweave Knits readers. The combination of a unique construction and a beautiful  yarn make for a show-stopping piece that’s fun to knit. It’s a piece that knitters truly love to make and wear—more than 1,400 projects have been created on Ravelry! Dahlia…

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Let’s Do the Twigg!

It’s been a little over a year since the book Twigg Stitch came out, and it’s taken the knitting world by storm. Seriously—it’s one of our bestselling books. I usually don’t put customer reviews in my newsletters, but I thought you might want to see what others think about Vicki Twigg’s fantastic book: “Great book—wonderful…