How 6 Knitting Designers Learned to Knit

We asked six of your favorite knitwear designers how they first came to learn to knit. Their answers were sometime sweet, sometimes silly, and sometimes extremely inspiring! Holli Yeoh  “My mum taught me to knit and crochet when I was five. I remember working on potholders for both sets of my grandparents for Christmas that […]

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POW: The Library Cardigan

Is there anything better than a big, cozy cardigan for fall? When the temperatures go down and the leaves begin to change, I excitedly reach for the ubiquitous crochet cardigan. I have many of them, and I’ve missed them all summer long, and I just can’t wait to cuddle up in them again. This fall, […]

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Knitting Short Rows: The Japanese Method

What are short-rows? They’re exactly what they sound like: partial rows in the knitting that create curves, soft angles, and depth. Short-rows are an invaluable technique that allow the knitter to create modern, seamless knitwear that is both engaging to knit and flattering to wear. In this series, we’ll show you how to work some […]

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Fun Fiber Fact: Land of Rabbits

Spain gets its name from explorers who discovered the land in 1100 B.C. and called it i-shepham-in, or in Latin, Hispani, which means “land of rabbits.” Today, more than 180 domestic breeds can trace their heritage back to wild rabbits of the Iberian Peninsula. View more fiber facts! Purchase these products in our shop!

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In the corner of my parents’ living room stands a highboy (chest of drawers on tall legs). When you open the drawers, a pile of antique pillowslips, napkins, dresser scarves, and doilies erupts. In a small family, handmade textiles accumulate, and my mother is the delighted collector. However, nineteenth-century chests of drawers are a far […]

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In college, I was the youngest member of my knitting group. I was just beginning to pick up knitting again after a long hiatus and was mesmerized by the beautiful things the other women were making: lace shawls, cabled sweaters, and my favorite, Fair Isle (or stranded) cowls. After many Friday nights of rebuilding my […]

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It’s hard to select a favorite sweater from Interweave Knits Fall 2017. I’ve been working with these projects for months and I’m still torn. But Mary Anne Benedetto’s Angelina Pullover really stands out. I am always ready to throw on a black sweater. There’s something so classic and elegant about them. Pair one with even […]

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