An Education in Lace Grafting: Lace Pattern 1

Grafting Two-Sided Lace: Lace Pattern 1 Now that you’ve had a chance to practice the grafting sequences on stockinette stitch (Practice Swatch 1 and Practice Swatch 2), you can try them out on the five lace patterns. You are getting closer to grafting two-sided lace! For your practice swatches, I recommend using a yarn that […]

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Lisa’s New List: Top 5 Lisa’s Lists!

Hi, my name is Lisa and I write a weekly column for the Interweave blog called Lisa’s List. This has been a fun ride for me; in these knitting blogs, I’ve waxed on about everything from dating non-knitters to the world’s best yarn destinations. And you guys seem to like my lists, which makes this […]

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Wrong Side Out: Show Us Your Floats

Welcome to a new recurring column on Interweave.com! Every week, in Wrong Side Out, we will be looking at a project from, you guessed it, the wrong side. The private side. The…potentially messy side? It is on the wrong side that you see a knitter’s care, their finishing skills, their craftsmanship. And since we never […]

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Shawls for Spring: The Catlett Shawl

As previously discussed, shawls are a perennial favorite among knitters. As the weather warms up, it’s nice to have a smaller project to tote around and work on in public. Shawls are light to carry and don’t require a ton of yarn; there’s nothing worse than sitting in the sun with a hot, heavy pile […]

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I have been going to the New York Sheep and Wool festival every year without fail since I moved to the East Coast from metro Detroit in 2005. It’s an annual excuse to acquire at least a little bit (if not a lot) of interesting yarn. Several years ago, one of those purchases was a […]

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From Slant to Curve: Shaped Intarsia

A few weeks ago, we discussed intarsia. One thing you may have noticed when knitting diagonal lines in color work is the characteristic jagged or stair-step edge you get at the color changes. That stair-step might be acceptable in smaller, intricate designs but when you have large sweeping diagonals or curved lines, it blurs the […]

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Designer Q&A: Megan Nodecker

Q: When and why did you start knitting? A: I learned to knit from my grandma when I was little and knit on and off throughout my childhood, though I didn’t really get into it until I was just out of high school. I worked at a ski resort in British Columbia for a year […]

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What’s the Deal with Athleisure?

I have a love/hate relationship with the athleisure trend. The Pinterest-surfing couch potato in me is enchanted by uber-stylish women and men wearing expensive, non-functional “athletic” wear. The other, more rational part of me realizes that my athletic wear is just that—athletic wear meant exclusively for the gym, which is the case for most of […]

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POW: Aileron Shawl Cardigan

I was recently spring-cleaning my closet and took to organizing my handknitted sweaters. I discovered a couple of things. First, my love of deep maroon/purple is clear as a bell—at least half my sweaters fall into that hue, with little to no blue or green. And of the 20+ sweaters in my collection, I’ve knit […]

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Lovely blends of plant and animal fibers make perfect summer yarn choices. Check out this gorgeous selection – another reason to start getting to work on summer projects! 1 Plymouth Yarn Linaza (50% alpaca, 25% linen, 25% Tencel; 440 yds [400 m]/100 g): shown in #1548 azul. The unexpected combination of alpaca, linen, and Tencel […]

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