Finding knitting patterns for men is a special challenge. There are plenty of men’s sweater patterns out there, but finding the “right” pattern to knit can be difficult. The root of this problem is often the guy himself:  non-knitting men generally want “plain” sweaters, “simple” sweaters, featureless sweaters that can crush your soul with boredom […]

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We recently launched a subscription service, Interweave Yarn & Fiber Workshops, to all our online education offerings. We’ve worked with expert instructors to help you learn to knit colorwork, better your brioche, work short-rows, and more. Best of all, from April 14-16 you can sign up to try this program for just one dollar. Just […]

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Don’t Short-Change Short-Rows

Every notice how a certain trend in knitting just explodes, and within a month it seems like everyone is doing it? So it is with short-row knitting. Short-rows have become a big thing, almost de rigueur in many patterns. The reason is simple: knitting short-rows let you shape garments for a better fit, add nice […]

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I’m Not Quitting My Brioche Knitting

I have the brioche knitting bug. Ever since I started exploring a few of the many brioche stitch variations, I haven’t been able to stop knitting brioche. The basic elements of brioche stitch—a slipped stitch and a yarnover worked together on the next row—are always the same, but if you work them slightly differently you […]

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How to Get on Better Terms with Crochet

Though I’ve been knitting for many years, crochet is a recent thing for me. I’ve learned all the crochet terms and made a bunch of little oblongs in single, double, and half double crochet, but I was still feeling stuck. I’m not ready for a full-on crochet project, but I do want to learn some […]

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Charting a Course to Better Knitting

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard knitters—seasoned, veteran knitters—talk about knitting charts with the same dread reserved for major dental surgery. “I avoid any pattern that uses charts.” “WAY too confusing.” – or – Reading knitting charts is something I could never figure out. I’ve heard these all, and more. People, c’mon. […]

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5 Projects to Help Improve Your Knitting

I have a friend who is becoming a master handknitter. It’s a daunting task, and she’s spending a lot of time working on swatches, projects, and even writing reports on things like the History of Knitting. As impressive as becoming a master handknitter might sound, most of us just don’t have time for all that. […]

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