Latvian knitter Ieva Ozolina is on a mission to get everyone knitting mittens, with her new book of Latvian mitten patterns, Knit Like a Latvian. Mittens play a hugely important role in Latvia’s culture and history. Mittens were given as wedding gifts and the act of making mittens for special occasions still continues today. Traditionally, […]

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WIP Wednesday: Ame’s Half-Granny Square Shawl

Today’s work-in-progress is brought to you by Ame Verso, content director for our UK sister site, SewandSo. She’s working on Mary Beth Temple’s Half Granny Square Shawl pattern, and here’s what she has to say about it. Even though I’ve been crocheting for about three years, I haven’t really progressed beyond basic granny techniques. At […]

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