How to knit and watch TV: This smart knitter wisely chose a simple project for what’s obviously a visual show. We don’t recommend cuddling and binge-pairing, however—it can be hazardous for the cuddlee and for your knitting. Photos by Nick White/Cultura/Getty Images. Knitters generally have strong preferences about their crafting environment. Social knitters gather with […]

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The Doctor Is In: The Benefits of Knitting

Knitting is more than just a way to express our creativity. When we knit, we can feel our stress melt away, our racing minds quiet down, and the world starts to feel more manageable. These benefits might sound a little hokey to a non-knitter, but even the New York Times has documented the benefits of […]

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Some fashions are classic. Leg warmers were at their height in the 1980s; it seemed everyone wanted to be dressed for an impromptu workout at all times. From the craze of home workout videos to Alex Owens in Flashdance, leg warmers were everywhere. via GIPHY and the American Film Institute These accessories have assumed a less […]

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Linda Marveng’s Eira Pullover from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 is a study in knitting cables. This project combines 3 wide cables, 2 narrow cables, and moss stitch. An eye-catching cable featuring wide arches, knots, and small braids dominates the center panel. Then columns of large staghorn cables flank the central panel and decorate the saddle sleeves: […]

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From Loom to Needles: The Jacquard Mittens Kit

The must-have mitten project for this season is the Jacquard Mittens from Interweave Knits Holiday 2017. Jacquard is a weaving technique developed in 1804 that revolutionized the production and appearance of woven textiles. Designer Sherrie Kibler adapted this historical technique for knitting using a clever combination of slipped stitches and yarn floats. The result is a unique […]

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Circular yoke sweaters are my personal favorite, though not everybody loves them. Traditionally made in the round, in either a top-down or bottom-up construction, the silhouette of yoked sweaters doesn’t suit everybody. Any seamless garment will have less structure than a seamed sweater, and some people prefer a closer fit in the shoulder area. But […]

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Knitting Warmth and Comfort with the Powder Hat Kit

The holiday season is one of the most magical times of the year, and as knitters, we can work a magic of our own. Making loops of string around two sticks, knitters create warmth and comfort in the world. I feel that knitters are, by nature, very giving and always look outside themselves to give […]

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The Warmth of Community and Interweave Knits Holiday

In 2014, my best friend reminded me about the warmth of community and how powerful it is to share that warmth with others. That December, I was wrestling with the age-old question, “What should I be doing with my life?” and it was hitting me rather hard. In an act that was 90% generous and […]

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POW: Tangled Up In Gray Pullover

Fashion designers make obvious use of patterns and texture, but the symmetry of their garments can be a subtle or overt way to establish a statement look. A “traditional” garment can take on new life when pattern motifs, closures, and hems are off center. The Tangled Up in Gray Pullover from Interweave Knits Fall 2017 […]

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Notions Cases We Wish We’d Thought Of

Have you found your perfect notions case? Try upcycling something meant for a completely different purpose. I never found a notions case that worked for me until I found my father’s old tackle box in my parents’ garage. This box had many compartments of varying sizes, which fit my notions perfectly. I now had spaces […]

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