Singles Yarns: Better Together

Our latest yarn review covers singles yarns. A single-ply brings fibers together seamlessly in surprising and classic combinations. 1 Wisdom Yarns ­Poems Silk, distributed by Universal Yarn Long-striping jewel tones and a touch of silk knit up with regal shimmer. Content: 75% wool, 25% silk Put-Up: 109 yd [100 m]/13/4 oz [50 g] Construction: Singles Care: Handwash cold […]

Read More >

You’ve scouted the area, reviewed the vendor list, entered a skein in the handspun competition, looked over the schedule of events, and made plans to meet up with your fiber crew. The anticipation is building—it’s time to pack your bags! Here are the must-have items to bring with you to sheep and wool festivals—don’t leave […]

Read More >

The Flag Wool and Fiber Festival

The Flag Wool and Fiber Festival, in Flagstaff, Arizona, is this states’ premier fiber festival. This year, you can take selfies with alpacas in silly costumes! If that isn’t enough, Flag Wool and Fiber has an amazing line-up of vendors, classes, and demonstrations focusing on educating and inspiring both traditional and modern crafts. Andrea Greene, […]

Read More >

“Plain weave” can sound so drab and unexciting, but there’s plenty you can do with this most basic of weave structures. Whether it’s color, texture, or both, here are some ideas for making plain weave that’s out of the ordinary. Thanks to Judy Steinkoenig of Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, Colorado, for her expert […]

Read More >

FO Friday: Andrea’s Red Clay Top

I’m so proud to announce that I have finally finished my first ever knitted garment! Does it have sleeves? No. Does it have shaping? No. Is it a garment? Yes! I cast on my Red Clay Top, designed by Joan Forgione for knitscene Spring 2017 back in March. After some unpleasantness with gauge swatches, the top […]

Read More >

Most crochet projects start with a beginning chain, also known as the starting chain. If you ask 3 avid crocheters how to crochet into the beginning chain, you’re sure to get 3 different answers—literally. That’s what happened when I asked my coworkers Susanna Tobias, project editor for crochet, and Sara Dudek, associate editor of Interweave […]

Read More >