Although slip-stitch textures worked in solid-color yarns are attractive and exciting, it is slip-stitch colorwork for which this technique is best known. By using two or more colors and basic knitting skills, you can achieve stunning fabric that gives the impression of requiring much more advanced skills and time-consuming work than it really does. Slip-stitch colorwork […]

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If you’re anything like me, your crochet queue is full to the brim with projects that you may or may not ever start and/or complete. When this is the case, sometimes it’s nice to come across a project that you could complete in one sitting. Wouldn’t that be great!?! Well, if your to-hook list has you […]

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Catherine Lowe is known in the knitting world as “The Couture Knitter.” Her designs, her reputation as a teacher, and her deeply technical knowledge all reflect this designer’s love for the craft. Her small collection of luxury yarn, bespoke, is less exclusive than it is thoughtful, and it is custom prepared for each knitter that […]

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For the PieceWork November/December 2016 issue, Julie Turjoman designed the stunning “Peace Silk Beret and Cowl to Knit.” Do you ever wonder where a designer’s inspiration comes from? Sometimes, a design springs forth from the yarn itself. Here’s Julie to fill us in. While researching and writing about ethically harvested Peace Silk, my curiosity about […]

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Fun Fiber Fact: Clams!

Clams, particularly Pinna nobilis, secrete filaments that can be spun into sea silk, which shines like gold in the sunlight. It was the finest fabric known to Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, but today, it is said that there is only one person who can still harvest and spin it.

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Faina Goberstein has worked her magic again with the Museum Piece Pullover. Knitters of any skill level can handle this bottom-up circular yoke garment. You can make the sleeves as long or short as you like, because you’ll knit them separately and attach them to work the yoke. The yoke features a cascade of cables […]

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The Ghost Ranch Shawlette has been one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve ever participated in. Even the photo shoot was entertaining. The biggest draw to this project is the yarn—Freia hand dyes their yarn in such a way that results are beautiful in any of the available colorways. The rich transition of color in […]

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I’ve been a lover of Shibui’s yarns for many years; the serene call of Silk Cloud introduced me to the brand, and I’ve either designed or knit with nearly every yarn in its arsenal. Everything about Shibui’s yarn appeals to the modern knitter—it’s sleek, sophisticated, cultivated, and precise. Not only are its fibers beautiful, but […]

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