Have you ever accidentally knit with your yarn tail instead of the working yarn you’re supposed to knit with? It happens more often than we’d like to admit! This feels even worse when it happens on the second or third row, all because the tail and the working yarn were close enough together to trick […]

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If you love making top-down raglans, Lily Chin’s secrets to fit will help you create great-fitting sweaters. Here, she explains how graph paper can help you map out measurements for a sweater and how gauge translates these measurements into stitches and rows. We’ll demonstrate with examples from her Floret Crop Top in Interweave Crochet Spring […]

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The Best Yarns for Fair Isle Knitting

It’s officially springtime now, and though it may not be warm in the islands north of the Scottish mainland, up there by the Arctic Circle, we can start dreaming about colorful wildflowers in sloping fields overlooking the North Sea. For that is where, in a chain of islands called Shetland, our beloved Fair Isle knitting […]

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Over the last few years, I’ve written a lot about how to graft lace knitting, but have never written about how to graft knitted lace. Unless you’re a hardcore lace knitter, you may think that these two terms are interchangeable, but they are actually referring to two different types of lace. In her book, Wrapped […]

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So March is this month at the beginning of the year when the new year’s excitement has worn off; Winter hasn’t completely finished yet; and we feel increasing stress about doing our taxes. There are 21-year-olds destroying parts of Florida in the name of Spring Break. In other words, it’s not the best month of […]

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10 Tips for Submitting to knitscene

We’re currently taking submissions for knitscene Spring 2018! But what does it take to get into knitscene? Check out the tips below, and submit your ideas before April 12! Knitscene magazine is all about modern and wearable knits that are fashionable and simultaneously comfortable. When designing for knitscene, keep in mind a modern woman (or […]

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LYLYS: Cornwall Yarn Shop

Located on Main Street in Cornwall, New York is a white house with lots of yarn inside. It is the site of the Cornwall Yarn Shop, where our very own Meghan Babin, editor of Interweave Knits, once worked and started her career as a knitwear designer. We spoke with the shop’s owner, Gail Parrinello, about […]

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WIP Wednesday: A Crocheter Learns to Knit

Crochet has been my craft of choice for years. I find the hook reassuring, the motion soothing, and the look of crocheted fabric delightful. Then one day last week, I had a seemingly innocuous conversation with Joni Coniglio, senior project editor of Interweave Knits and knitscene. When that conversation ended, I had a pair of […]

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