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Smart Knits for Fall: Collegiate-Level Cables

Although I graduated from college over a decade ago this time of year always makes me nostalgic for back-to-school time. With that shift in season and mindset comes sharp new pencils, ruled notebooks, the smell of textbooks and erasers, and a blank chalkboard for a fresh start. That sense of nostalgia inspired our Harvard Square […]

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Welcome to the wonderful world of knitted socks from Weldon’s, a paper-pattern company that flourished in London in the last decades of the nineteenth century and became a household name during the last decades of the Victorian era. Among the company’s endeavors were monthly newsletters, sold by subscription, featuring patterns and projects devoted to a […]

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One look was all it took. When jewelry artist Bette Barnett of Studio Migoto in the San Diego area contacted me about writing a jewelry project for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, I didn’t hesitate. She came highly recommended, and her sample designs and the additional pieces I saw were fascinating. I just loved their unexpectedly […]

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A Crescendo of Cables: The Angelina Pullover

Anyone who knows me (or knits with me) knows I am a very slow knitter, particularly when it comes to full-on knitted sweaters. So when the opportunity to knit the gorgeous Angelina Pullover arose, I was pleased and nonplussed in equal measure. Knit a lovely sweater, chock-full of lovelier knitted cables? Yes ma’am. Knit it in […]

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Jin Silk Scarf

There are certain weavers whose work never fails to impress me, weavers who come up with designs that leave me breathless more often than not. One of those weavers is Bonnie Inouye. Known for her complex cloth, Bonnie weaves designs that I want to look at for ages, and her Jin Silk Scarf from Loom […]

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Turnabout Scarf

I love chenille scarves and I love Tencel scarves, but I would never have thought to combine the two. Fortunately, just like the brilliant minds that combined peanut butter and chocolate, Sarah Jackson thought to combine chenille and Tencel, and the result is weaving heaven. You can find her Turnabout Scarf in the Loom Theory: […]

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Swedish Lace Scarf

There’s just something about handwoven lace scarves. They’re timelessly elegant and go with just about anything. Suzie Liles’s Swedish Lace Scarf from Loom Theory: Four-Shaft Scarf Collection would look equally good paired with an evening gown for a night at the theater, or a wool peacoat on the way to work on a cold winter’s […]

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