I will get to meet Jennifer Dassau when she visits Interweave’s offices, and I couldn’t be more excited. Her new book, Knitting Short Rows, impressed me when it first came out in late 2016—beautiful patterns, clear techniques, and deep discussions of when to choose between different methods for short rows. Yep, I dig the nerdy […]

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How to Submit Knitting Patterns for Interweave

Interested in designing knitwear for Interweave’s magazines? (The first step—submit a design proposal.) Or curious about how Interweave produces each issue? Read on for the inside scoop! FAQs for Submissions What magazines does Interweave publish? Interweave Knits is a quarterly publication for all those who love to knit. In each issue we present beautifully finished […]

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Tweed: It’s a Yarn, a Fabric, AND a River!

It’s said that things often happen in threes, and that’s certainly true for things called “tweed.” First came the river, Tweed Water, flowing across the borderlands region of Scotland and England. By the eighteenth century, cottage weavers in the Outer Hebrides and Ireland began using handspun tweed yarns to produce a rugged yet lightweight wool […]

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Focus on Fit: Raglan Series

If you love to crochet or knit raglan sweaters, our second Focus on Fit series is for you. If you hate to make raglans, this series is for you too—it can help you determine why you hate them (unflattering to your figure or problems in construction) and if there’s any solution that can turn hate […]

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Yarnshaming: Can You Relate?

Dog owners love to post stories about canine mishaps—complete with pictures—on the website www.dogshaming.com. We think knitters and crocheters should jump in on the action too! Meet the staff at Interweave who are big enough to own up to their mistakes. (And then imagine the stories of our coworkers! Either they never do anything wrong, […]

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Knitters and crocheters typically spend days (or months, or even years) working on a single garment. Whether we give away the sweater or keep it for ourselves, the finished object should fit its intended recipient, and it should make the wearer feel beautiful/handsome. This doesn’t always happen, however. If you’ve ever struggled with sizing or […]

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Recently I wrote about smart swatching, or swatching with a larger purpose in mind, as a way to make better and more thoughtful knitting decisions. My suggestions for that post assumed that most knitters don’t want to drastically alter patterns. Sometimes, however, we do want to make major changes. What if you want to substitute […]

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If you’re reading this post, I’ll assume that you know why knitters make gauge swatches. However, I will not assume that you always make them, or that you love making them. Knitters typically gnash their teeth when they hear the S-word, and all too often, we’re tempted to skip this step. (True confession: I have […]

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