Knitters and crocheters typically spend days (or months, or even years) working on a single garment. Whether we give away the sweater or keep it for ourselves, the finished object should fit its intended recipient, and it should make the wearer feel beautiful/handsome. This doesn’t always happen, however. If you’ve ever struggled with sizing or […]

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Top 10 Pins for Summer Knitting Inspiration

Here comes the sun! Some knitters slow down their knitting in the heat of the summer, but many of us are still stitching—though perhaps leaving the heavy wools and sweaters aside for cooler weather. Light, lacy, and colorful is the name of the game for summer knitting, with a focus on knitwear that can stand […]

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The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA) holds a trade show twice a year – a summer show and a winter show. This coming together of yarn-associated businesses, retailers, designers and fans of yarn-craft is a true celebration of fiber. The Interweave team is usually on hand, immersing themselves in all things yarn. This year, we […]

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A Chart is Part of Grafting Art

A few weeks ago I learned the basics of grafting, and was happily surprised to discover that basic Kitchener stitch was not the soul-crushing grind I had found it to be in the past. Buoyed by confidence, I wanted to ascend to a higher level of grafting. Stockinette was just the tip of the iceberg: […]

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Your Summer Knitting Survival Guide

When the weather starts to get warm, many knitters pack away their needles and wool for a few months. I used to be a seasonal knitter, and when it got too hot to knit comfortably, I knew it was time to dig out my sewing projects. But when I went off to college in Washington […]

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Joni is taking you to the finish line with Pattern #5 in her series on two-sided lace grafting! This series of tips will get you grafting shawls, cowls, and any number of lace projects where the presentation must be impeccable (think bridal veil, or dressy, delicate accessories with signature style). Take a look at what she has planned […]

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Kate’s Toolbox: Knitting with Handspun Yarns

I’ve just returned from my annual late-May trek to Wooster, Ohio, for the Great Lakes Fiber Show. This year I taught a class that doesn’t appear on my roster very often: Knitting with Handspun Yarns. I stopped by Maple Row Stock and Wool to pick up some handspun yarn to taste-test during class. Deb was […]

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I can’t wait to have a pair of soft, functional, handknitted socks. The problem? That would be me. But I’m once again making steady progress after frogging and starting again on smaller needles. The Thames Path Knitted Socks by Lisa Jacobs caught my eye the moment they came in, but it was at the Love […]

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