We all learn differently. Some of us are visual learners: we learn better when we see something demonstrated. Others are auditory learners, and things click when we hear something explained. If you are a visual learner, you appreciate diagrams, photos, and charts. If you are an auditory learner, you might find yourself reading instructions aloud, […]

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Kerry’s Finished Object: October Cardigan

Have you heard the term “procrastiknitting“? It’s a real made-up word. As it sounds, it’s the act of knitting to avoid having to do other things you know you should be doing. I must confess: I took procrastiknitting to a whole new level while working on my October cardigan. For the last few months, I’ve […]

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I recently had the pleasure of attending a fantastic Interweave Escape in the picturesque town of Woodstock, Vermont. Nestled in a valley surrounded by vibrant fall foliage, in a classroom found on the lower level of a historic inn, I learned how to work a M1 stitch in a way I’ll never forget. Before I […]

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Snow Day Survival Guide for Knitters

Call me crazy, but I love the snow—which is great when you consider where I live. My hometown of Rochester, New York, is one of America’s 20 Snowiest Major Cities according to The Weather Channel. We rank #3 on the list, averaging more than 100 inches of snow a year. That’s a lot of snow! […]

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From caribou to candy canes, twinkle lights to snowflakes, flipping through pages of AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary there are so many festive holiday motifs to choose from when knitting stranded-colorwork. Pick symbols that speak to the entire winter season and you’ll have projects you can wear for several months instead of just the month of December. […]

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Free Plum Dandi Knits Excerpt: Fridley Legwarmers

Legwarmers are trending hard these days; I dare say they’re becoming just as popular as they were in 80’s. From lacy knee high to thickly cabled styles, we have so many more options for fashionable legwarmers than we did back then. Authors Alicia Plummer and Michelle Schaschwary include two fantastic legwarmers in their book Plum […]

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Pros & Cons of Being Raised by a Maker

You might remember a while back I shared my thoughts on raising a maker. In today’s digital-first world, raising kids who enjoy making as much as they enjoy playing on Snapchat is a rather daunting feat. Admittedly, my daughter Lauren hasn’t fully embraced yarn over social media, but we’re getting there. When Lauren and I […]

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