9 Reasons Why I Give Knitted Gifts… to Myself

Honesty hour! I rrrrreally don’t like knitting projects for other people. Don’t get me wrong—I have knitted numerous hats and scarves for people in my family and my friends, and there were even a few Christmases (or Craftsmases, as I have coined the holiday) when I knitted (small) gifts for everyone close to me. I’ve […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: Silent Night Cowl

Small-circumference cowls make great accessories to knit because they are quick to make, don’t have to use much yarn, aren’t fussy to wear, and they trap a lot of warmth. The Silent Night Cowl from Interweave Knits Gifts 2018 checks all of these boxes. Knit with only one skein of worsted-weight merino, and measuring 20″ […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: Blue Spruce Mittens

I don’t remember the last time I finished a project that required knitting two of the same thing, such as both socks or both mittens. I usually finish one entire piece, and either never start the second or just barely start it, only to rip it back not long after, or leave it in my […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: Murray the Musk Ox

You guys, musk oxen are the cutest. Go Google “baby musk ox” right now and spend a little time. I’ve been in love with musk oxen, especially the baby ones, since a few years back when I learned about the fiber qiviut. Qiviut comes from the down of the musk ox, and it’s some of […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: Warren Cap

Sometimes it’s fun to knit something blatantly decadent, whether it’s for yourself or someone else. I’m a fairly practical knitter when I knit for myself—in colors I like to wear a lot, yarns that are fairly easy to wash, and overall low-maintenance items. But sometimes a luxurious knitting project is so appealing; you just have […]

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Your Favorite Patterns From knitscene Fall 2018!

It’s always an interesting treat to see what projects from the pages of knitscene resonate most on Ravelry in real time. In the office we naturally make predictions about what will be most popular, based on what we like and what is hot at the moment. Knitscene Fall 2018 has been live for a few weeks […]

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Knitting Traditions 2018: Wings & Keys Cowl

My roommate, Erin, is an ornithologist. Like, she studies birds for a living. She is an enthusiastic wildlife biologist who gets excited about every little critter or plant she finds out on walks, along the Poudre River, or in our own backyard. Last summer, she found a caterpillar and put it in a jar with […]

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Some of the strongest projects in the history of knitscene magazine still come from our Accessories special issues, which ran annually from 2012–2015. This special publication was jam-packed with over thirty accessories projects per issue, totaling 133 projects in its four-year run. Time and time again we see the projects crop back up on Ravelry […]

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Opening up back issues of Interweave Knits and knitscene has a nostalgic effect on the reader. Projects and styling from the mid-aughts and earlier can really date the issues from those years, and what may have been trendy then just hasn’t stood the test of time. However, there are plenty of timeless classics in older […]

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