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Block knitting with a salad spinner. Learn how with our Yarn Hack video!

Blocking knitting with a salad spinner!

Blocking knitting can be a pain, and depending on the project, it can take up a lot of space, not to mention a lot of time. Did you know you could block small projects with the help of a salad spinner? That’s right, one of my favorite kitchen tools has now become one of my…

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Photography: Take your photos from drab to fab!

There’s a saying that a knitting project isn’t really finished until you post a photo of it on one of your social network accounts. And yes, documenting and showing off our knitwear is an important part of the process. But what if you’re not great at photography? And what if you only have your phone…

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4 Quick Knit I-Cord Holiday Gift Projects

The Interweave Knits staff has gone crazy for knit I-cord projects! It all started earlier this year, with Interweave Knits  Summer 2015 and the introduction of the Embellish-Knit. The Embellish-Knit machine makes it incredibly easy to create yards and yards of knit I-cord. Why would you want yards and yards of knit i-cord? For starters, you can make quick knit I-cord gifts such…

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VIDEO: How to knit basic brioche stitch

When Deborah Helmke’s brioche stitch Caen Cowl sample for Knitscene Fall 2015 arrived in the office, I fell in love with it. It’s one of my favorite colors, it’s squishy, and it’s totally oversized and trendy—you know that image of singer Lenny Kravitz and his giant, oversized scarf? It’s like that, but way more wearable by those of…

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Brioche Stitch: Grafting Invisibly (and a Free Ear Warmer Pattern!)

After studying grafting for the last few years, I’ve discovered that all kinds of stitch patterns can be recreated using a tapestry needle and a strand of yarn: from plain knit and purl combinations such as stockinette stitch, garter stitch, and ribbing, to more complex patterns containing cables and twisted stitches, and yarnovers and decreases…

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Embroidery and Knitting: A Special Partnership

I have several pieces of needlework showcased in my home. They were all stitched by my mom, gramma, and great gramma. These items are so special to me; I feel connected to my heritage when I see them, and I love knowing that my joy in handwork was passed on to me by these beloved…

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Become a Sock Knitter

When I first started knitting, I was told numerous times that knitting socks wasn’t “hard.” And it isn’t, I guess, but like any new skill, it seems hard until you’ve had a little practice. And the best practice is . . . you guessed it, knitting a pair of socks! I started out with a…

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Knitscene Summer 2015 is here!

It’s kind of crazy to me to think that we’re already talking about Knitscene Summer 2015. It’s March. (I know you know that.) And yet here it is—ready for you to start knitting for warmer weather! We have four main stories in this issue, starting with our featured designer, Allyson Dykhuizen. Allyson designed a collection…

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How to Knit a Picot Cast-On

Mindy Wilkes’s Arnica Shawl from Knitscene Spring 2015 starts with a picot cast-on, a lovely decorative edge that creates picots, or tiny loops, at the edge of the shawl. This shawl begins with the picot edge, and then works a lovely lace pattern before working short-rows to finish the top of the crescent shawl shape.…