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Welcome to the Interweave Blog! Below, you’ll find the most recent articles from across the Interweave site on knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, beading and jewelry making! These expert articles discuss a variety of topics including trending patterns and designs, expert advice and how-tos, and the latest in craft products, such as books, videos, and more!

I remember showing off my first crochet project and someone commenting that it didn’t look finished. “It’s done!” I insisted. “Yes, but you didn’t finish it,” she said, before going on to explain what “finished” means. “Finishing” refers to those techniques that make a garment look professionally crocheted. You can make a gorgeous crochet fabric, […]

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The Chain Selvedge

The chain selvedge forms a tidy decorative edge. It’s perfect for knitted accessories, such as scarves or shawls, that will have a visible edge (instead of an edge that’s hidden in a seam). Each stitch of the chain selvedge spans two rows, making it a great option when stitches have to be picked up along […]

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Calling all gemstone hoarders, flea market collectors, and those looking for a challenge! The Beadwork staff is searching for rough gemstone submissions for Fast & Fabulous December 2018/January 2019. Are you up for it? If so, just check out the call for submissions guidelines below and send us your design by June 25, 2018. Past […]

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For many centuries, lace has been prized for its exquisite beauty and fineness. Its popularity and value sparked interest in alternatives to true lace that still retain its airy appeal. In the May/June 2010 issue of PieceWork, Mary Polityka Bush introduced us to the charms of Dresden lace embroidery. Here’s Mary with more on this […]

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Carded wool cloud is famously forgiving to spin—woolen, worsted, and any drafting technique in between are all options to try. Last week, I shared some of the ways I enjoy preparing carded cloud for spinning. Now, let’s see what happens when we put those techniques into practice. Here are three yarn recipes: Textured 2-Ply Best […]

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How to Create a Trendy Pom-Tassel!

The pom-pom never seems to lose it’s cache, and tassels are so trendy right now! They’re both great on their own, but you can combine a pom-pom and a tassel into a pom-tassel and use it to accessorize a range of crochet projects or turn it into a fun keychain or cute earrings! Follow along […]

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Discovering Complementary Colors

Editor’s note: I used to believe there were two types of people: those who naturally understood how to work with color and those who were doomed. But you can develop color confidence with practice and study. Once a color coward, I’m now drawn to complementary color schemes. Ann Weaver addressed them in a companion article […]

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The Amalfi Poncho is a favorite project from knitscene Fall 2013. It’s a fun and easy knit, perfect for weekends filled with knitflixing. We’ve updated the yarn for this pattern, giving the poncho a bit of a face lift, and made it available as a kit so you can knit this up with just one click […]

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