10 Tips for Working with Dark Yarn

Darkly colored yarn gets a bad rep. It can be difficult to see and work with, especially without adequate lighting or set-up. Some people avoid working with black yarn completely. That’s a shame, because there are some truly beautiful dark yarns out there, and who doesn’t love a super-cozy charcoal gray or black sweater? They […]

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This Q&A appears in the Fall 2018 issue of knitscene magazine. Karen Templer, owner of the Fringe Supply Co. and voice of the Fringe Association blog, began something special a few years back. It’s called Slow Fashion October, and it’s all about exploring and educating ourselves about ethical and sustainable fashion choices and practices. With […]

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Pattern of the Week: Frances Sweater

So, yellow yarn. Do you love it? Do you hate it? At the Interweave office, we’ve had many conversations about knitting with yellow yarn and if it inspires people to knit and wear yellow garments. We are collectively under the impression that women generally shy away from wearing yellow garments, because we are all somehow […]

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knitscene Fall 2018: Olivia Sweater

Secret time: I’m afraid of knitting cables. I realize this is an irrational fear, because what’s so scary about cables, anyway? Literally…nothing. I think my lack of practice has led me to believe they are just too complicated and I’ll inevitably mess up the pattern somehow. This is one reason why I wanted to explore […]

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knitscene Fall 2018: Ingrid Vest

Orange you glad there are so many pretty projects in knitscene Fall 2018?! The Oxidized project story was inspired by rusting metal colorways, so there are oranges, yellows, browns, and a few touches of teal. The photography was inspired by the style of film director Wes Anderson, but we put a knitscene spin on it […]

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What Are You Knitting This Summer Solstice?

Happy summer solstice, everyone in the Northern Hemisphere! Today is commonly known as the “longest” day of the year because it yields more hours of daylight than any other day. It’s also the first day of summer! Which is kind of a funny thing, since summer weather and vacations started about a month ago. Oh well, […]

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Hey there, you! Are you a knitter? If you are reading this, I’m guessing you are. Do you also happen to be a freelance writer? If so, please keep reading. I have a proposition for you. Interweave knitting magazines are looking for writers for feature articles. We want to work with skilled writers and fiber […]

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So, You Wanna Start Designing Knitwear?

Many people pick up knitting for the first time with no intention of ever designing anything themselves. But when a knitter has mastered an ample number of techniques and needs a new challenge, designing knitwear is a natural next step. Whether you want to start designing knitwear in order to sell goods, to write patterns […]

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