My list of requirements for summer knitting projects is not long, but it is non-negotiable. I’m not a knitter who puts the needles away for the summer (after all, I don’t have to actually wear what I’m knitting until things cool off), but I do get a lot more selective. The Buena Vista Stole, published […]

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Most knitters and crocheters I know are extremely generous people. In an ideal world, we’d choose beautiful holiday sweater patterns for everyone on our lists, perfectly customized to each individual’s style and taste. But, no matter how early you start, it’s just not possible. Handmade sweaters take tens of hours, hundreds of dollars, and thousands […]

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knitscene Fall 2018: Natalie Sweater

Do you love to knit cables? Have you, in fact, knitted so many cabled designs that it takes something really special to catch your eye? Pick up a copy of knitscene Fall 2018 immediately; the Unexpected Cables collection comprises eight sweater knitting patterns that will defy your expectations. My personal favorite? The Natalie Sweater by Laura […]

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Pattern of the Week: Helen Cowl

I try really hard not to be color biased in my selection of knitting patterns, but I think we all have certain colors that we just can’t resist. Rust orange and teal is one of my all-time favorite color combinations, so when I first flipped through the “Oxidized” story in knitscene Fall 2018 and saw […]

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Summer’s gorgeous blooms are always gone too soon, but crochet flowers last forever! Flower motifs are popping up all over Pinterest and Instagram in the form of afghans, skirts, and most prominently, scarves. Flower motif scarf patterns are the perfect project for summer: portable (you often only work on one motif at a time!), colorful, […]

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Those who know me well know that my love of knitting is second only to my love of cats. In fact, my roommates have a running theory that I am secretly a large humanoid robot piloted by cats in an effort to learn more about humanity. To them, I say, “Prove it,” as I sit […]

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Pattern of the Week: Shibori Pillow

These crochet pillows are to “dye” for! You may have tried dyeing your own yarn to create custom colorways, but have you ever tried dyeing crocheted fabric? Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 is your guide, offering step-by-step instructions for easy crochet shibori through Maria O’Keefe’s gorgeous Shibori Pillows. Shibori is an endlessly creative resist-dyeing technique that […]

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Pattern of the Week: Daybreak Espadrilles

Ever since I first learned to crochet, it has been my dream to create my own crochet espadrilles. Whenever I see a pair in the store, I pick them up and examine how they’re made, trying to work up the courage to get going on my dream project. Imagine my joy when I opened Interweave […]

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Pattern of the Week: Ombré Nesting Baskets

What would you store inside the beautiful Ombré Nesting Baskets from the pages of Interweave Crochet Summer 2018? Crochet yarn and supplies? Houseplants? Kittens? However you decide to use them, these sturdy crochet baskets are up to the task. And with three sizes to choose from, you can make a whole set for a variety […]

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