Light as Air! Woolen-Spun Yarns

The difference between worsted-spun and woolen-spun yarns lies in how the fiber is handled before the actual spinning. The fibers of a worsted-spun yarn are first straightened and then oriented in the same direction, making the yarn smooth and shiny, which gives your knitted fabric lots of stitch definition. Woolen-spun fibers, on the other hand, […]

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Designer Q&A: Carolyn Noyes

Carolyn Noyes is a knitwear designer living in Maine. She has designs published in Interweave knitting titles dating back to 2012 that have garnered thousands of favorites on Ravelry. Read on to find out how Carolyn got into designing and what she likes to listen to as she knits. Q: When and why did you […]

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Your Knitting Horoscope for June 2017

Hannah’s back with her maker take on your monthly horoscope. What’ll it be this month? A cowl to work, or a cardigan? Lace, or brioche? Check it out! Gemini (May 21–June 20) It’s okay to focus on something outside of work this month. Things are going well for you—use that to your advantage and relax. […]

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Designer Q&A: Lana Jois

Lana Jois is a regular contributor to the Interweave knitting titles. Her Pivot Tank is on the cover of knitscene Summer 2017, and exemplifies her design style. Read on to learn about Lana’s knitwear design journey and to get a look at her first design. Q: When and why did you start knitting? A: Isn’t […]

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Love Your LYS: Makers’ Mercantile

Karin Skacel is the CEO of the Skacel Collection, Inc. and owner of the Makers’ Mercantile yarn shop and bakery in Kent, Washington. Here, Karin tells us more about the history of the yarn shop and what makes it a great community resource (all photos courtesy of Karin Skacel). It was my dream to have a “community […]

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I have two words for you: FABRIC YARN. Have you used this stuff? It’s so cool! Knit Collage makes a beautiful fabric yarn called Wildflower, made from 100% floral-printed cotton fabric. They cut the fabric into strips, tie strips together at the ends, and then put up this very long strip into a skein. The […]

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