When Steek Happens

If you have done Fair Isle knitting, or worked a stranded knitting project, or just know someone who has, you’ve probably heard of this thing called a steek. Steeks are terrifying monsters, all claws and sharp teeth and dripping jaws, and they feed on the screams of hapless knitters. Actually, steeks are none of those […]

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We all learn differently. Some of us are visual learners: we learn better when we see something demonstrated. Others are auditory learners, and things click when we hear something explained. If you are a visual learner, you appreciate diagrams, photos, and charts. If you are an auditory learner, you might find yourself reading instructions aloud, […]

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This month, our new subscription service, Interweave Yarn & Fiber Workshops, goes live. We’ve worked with some of the best instructors to bring you great online courses where you can learn to knit colorwork, better your brioche, understand and alter knitting patterns, and more. Whatever your skill level, find courses that will entertain, educate, and […]

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Examining the Bountiful Brioche Stitch

The brioche stitch is all over Ravelry and Pinterest these days, so I was puzzled to discover I’m one of the very few people on the Interweave staff who actually knits brioche. “Too fiddly,” said one colleague. “Complicated,” said another. Nonsense. The beauty of brioche knitting is how simple it is. Slip a stitch, yarn […]

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Express Yourself with Rigid-Heddle Weaving

A few years ago I received a rigid-heddle loom. Excited, I immediately set it up, followed the warping instructions, and wove . . . an oblong. I also wove a scarf and several little mug rugs, but I was basically making multiple oblongs in plain weave. I felt uninspired and soon moved on to other […]

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Sure you know how to crochet, but do you want to hone those skills, challenge yourself, and learn something new? This month, our new subscription service, Interweave Yarn & Fiber Workshops, goes live. For $9.99 a month, you can access our streaming yarn and fiber courses, any time, on any device. Interested in crochet? We […]

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Spinner, weaver, and all-around fiber artist Esther Rodgers was in our video studio recently showing how to blend wool with handcombs to create amazing colors for your spinning pleasure. If you love the rich hues of hand-dyed fiber, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create similar depths of color from commercially dyed […]

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Deadline Knitting: The Big Sur Pullover

I’m not a fast knitter. That is, I’m reasonably speedy when I’m actually knitting, but finding the time is hard. So when I offered to knit Norah Gaughan’s Big Sur Pullover from Wool Studio Vol. II, I knew I was asking for it. But the brioche knitting was calling to me . . . Norah is […]

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