Focus on Fit: Triangles & Inverted Triangles

Last week, Deb discussed the most flattering sweater styles for hourglass, rectangle, and oval body types. This week, we’re going to cover the two other main body type groups: triangles and inverted triangles (see Invasion of the Body Type Snatchers for definitions). As might be expected, the style tips are more or less opposite for […]


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Chainette + Wool Studio = Luxury

Merino, cashmere, and alpaca fibers represent one thing to knitters and wearers alike: luxury. These fibers are uber soft, warm, and pleasant to knit with; however, their delicate nature means they tend to pill after a short window of wearing time. My favorite counter to this problem is chainette yarn. A chainette is a yarn […]


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Yarn Leftovers: Wall Hanging

Inspired by the one empty wall in my cubicle, this yarn leftover wall hanging project is incredibly easy to make and great for personalizing any space. And it is the perfect craft to make with the younger people in your life! Help them get started on their first DIY décor project, or make one for […]


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Arm-knitting is the practice of using one’s forearms instead of knitting needles, using huge yarn. Take a look at Vickie Howell arm-knitting in this clip from Knitting Daily TV and learn the basics.   Recently, a company called Ohhio popped up with Facebook videos of people arm-knitting and enjoying gigantic blankets in minimalist homes. One of […]


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Anyone can learn to knit. Most people learn the knit stitch first, and then the purl stitch. Then they might learn how to cast on and bind off, increase and decrease, cable and seed stitch, and so on. All of these things are knitting techniques, and knitters are constantly learning. With every project there are […]


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Knitted mittens are the height of winter coziness. I keep a pair in my coat pockets, a pair in my glove compartment, and a pair in my purse. What’s more cozy than a pair of handmade, knitted mittens? In wintertime, they’re essential in many parts of the world—plus, they’re fun to knit! If you don’t […]


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Yarn Spotlight: Variegated Johanne

Variegated yarns are wonderful to work with. No matter the project, this colorful project foundation somehow makes me happier than working with solids. Changing colors without having to change yarns? Yes, please. When I’m working a project in variegated yarn, I’m always interested to see how it’s going to work up. Will it stripe? Will the […]


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Knitting has the national stage this week—hot pink hats with cat ears have grabbed the attention of news organizations across the country, from The Washington Post to the Los Angeles Times. These hats come from the Pussyhat Project launched Thanksgiving weekend in preparation for the Women’s March on Washington, taking place on the National Mall, January […]


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Love Your LYS: Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

Kit Hutchin opened Churchmouse Yarns in September 2000 on Bainbridge Island, just west of Downtown Seattle. For the next ten years, Kit and her staff served a growing number of local, national, and international visitors to the shop who appreciated knitting, crochet, stitching, and the comfort of everyday teas. In 2010, her husband John closed […]


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