knitscene Fall 2017 Ravelry Round-Up

Hello knitting fans! Knitscene Fall 2017 hit the shelves on July 10th. This issue focused on cardigans, ideal for your work day or elegant evening, and must-have accessories. These patterns have been on Ravelry for a few weeks now, and it’s time to see how they rank with knitters. 1st Place: White Smoke Cardigan by […]

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Fiber Christmas in July

Need a break from the summer heat? Looking forward to cooler weather and your favorite winter knits? Kate Lowder and her team have gone a step further and created a fiber enthusiast’s dream with Fiber Christmas in July. This two day event in Kellyville, Oklahoma, draws in crowds from Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, […]

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POW: Red Moss Pullover

Wait, you’re telling me you don’t see this sweater as red? The Red Moss Pullover, from Love of Knitting Fall 2017, is actually named for two important wetlands in the United Kingdom that are large producers of peat moss. Panels of moss stitch on this sweater recall the gentle star shapes of peat moss. Don’t […]

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Fiber Fest: Enroll in Fiber U!

Liz Mitchko, coordinator for Fiber U, spoke with me about this great fiber festival. Starting in 2010, Fiber U has worked to educate and make resources readily available for any fiber enthusiast in the Midwest. Fiber U sets up in Lebanon, Missouri and draws the top fiber enthusiast from all eight surrounding states. The Midwest […]

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Ravelry Round-Up: Coney Island Shawl

knitscene Summer 2017 exploded onto the scene in mid-April. This issue lights up your summer with inventive knit active-wear and warm weekend garments. Here is a Ravelry round up of one the issue’s most popular patterns, the Coney Island Shawl, designed by Anne Podlesak. In the early 1920’s, the NYC Subway was completed and patrons […]

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LYLYS: The Blue Purl

The Blue Purl in Madison, New Jersey, holds a special place in my heart. This is the store where it all began. I was a senior in college, at Drew University, and a budding crocheter. I walked into town one afternoon and found my way to the Blue Purl, hook and yarn in hand, searching […]

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Behind the Skeins with Meghan Babin

In case you didn’t catch our first episode of Behind the Skeins, we had a little chat with Meghan Babin via Facebook Live. We learned a lot about Meghan’s style, her background and her love for the craft. Below is a transcript of that conversation – and if you would like to watch our team […]

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Houston Fiber Fest

Gus: Give me the overview and a brief history of the Houston Fiber Fest? Houston Fiber Fest 2017 will be our third annual event. We are a 501c3 non-profit, completely run by volunteers. Though our festival is relatively young, it’s growing very quickly. Houston’s enormous fiber arts community was itching for a hometown fiber festival, […]

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WIP: Artisan’s Vest by Lisa Jacobs

The Artisan’s Vest, designed by Lisa Jacobs, published in knitscene Spring 2017 makes a powerful statement no matter who wears it. Skacel HiKoo is the perfect yarn for this project. HiKoo has beautiful tweed colors with a gentle halo. Skacel graciously sent me the yarn for this project, and I couldn’t be happier to use […]

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Estes Wool Market

The Estes Wool Market is one of the most anticipated fiber festivals in Northern Colorado. Estes Park, a beautiful town nestled at the bottom of the Rocky Mountains, boasts beautiful views, hiking trails, and the infamous Stanley Hotel. On June 10th and 11th, Estes Park will hold its annual Wool Market. Having just moved to […]

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