knitscene Winter 2018: Morehead Pullover

When the coldest months of winter set in, sometimes you just need a sweater that’s unabashedly warm. The Morehead Pullover, designed by Moon Eldridge for knitscene Winter 2018, uses a slipped garter-stitch pattern with two colors to create a textured, double-thick fabric that will keep the most frigid of winter winds at bay. I’m one […]

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knitscene Winter 2018: Seabrook Sweater

My friends have a running joke that, when I don’t know what to wear, I just put on everything in my closet at once. I definitely do love to layer! Mixing a few different skirt lengths, stacking necklaces, and throwing a flannel shirt on with anything are all well within my comfort zone, but my […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: Belvedere Bulldog

My roommate has the most adorable dress in her closet I’ve ever seen: pink and covered in a pattern of absolutely precious French Bulldogs. She likes to wear it on days when she needs a little extra mood boost. When I first paged through Interweave Knits Gifts 2018 and laid eyes on Belvedere the French […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: Rose Hip Mitts

I love knitting colorwork, but I’m never confident in choosing a palette on my own. I tend to either choose shades of neutral (pretty, but boring) or crazy adventurous tones (exciting, but sometimes slightly barf-y). The Rose Hip Mitts, designed by Jenny Williams for Interweave Knits Gifts 2018, on the other hand, are the perfect […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: XOXO Mitts

We all know that X’s and O’s are shorthand for hugs and kisses . . . but which is the hug and which is the kiss? In the XOXO Mitts, designed by Donna Kay for the delightful Interweave Knits Gifts 2018 issue, it doesn’t matter which is the hug and which is the kiss. All […]

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Meet the Perfect Project to Learn Tapestry Crochet

Don’t underestimate the power of focus when learning something new. Just like the week you begin a new diet is not the time to start learning calculus, the project where you’re learning tapestry crochet should not be your first garment. When learning a new stitch or technique, pick a project that allows you to devote […]

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A Day in the Life of the Buena Vista Stole

Today I finished my major summer knitting project: the Buena Vista Stole. This epic wrap has been my constant companion all summer long, through road trips, meetings in chilly conference rooms, and patio knitting. It has endured being sworn at, sat on, and shoved in a project bag much too small for it, and now, […]

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Pattern of the Week: Poised Cardigan

I’m a huge fan of classic patterns like herringbone, houndstooth, and gingham. But what I love even more are new patterns that look classic. So when I first laid eyes on Natasha Robarge’s Poised Cardigan from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018, it instantly became one of my favorite designs from the issue. This crochet cardigan pattern […]

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Pattern of the Week: Venturesome Mittens

Do you suffer from cold hands as soon as the weather turns the least bit chilly? Do you love to play with textured stitch patterns and crochet cables? Then you will absolutely love the Venturesome Mittens, designed by the perennially fabulous Brenda K. B. Anderson for Interweave Crochet Fall 2018! Crochet cables often create small […]

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