Beginner Spinner Must-Haves!

“I really want to learn to spin,” is a phrase my family has heard me utter more times than I’m sure they care to count. The response I usually receive back is “when are you going to have time to do that?” I’ll admit their response was a good one. I already knit, crochet, sew, […]

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Tell me I’m not the only person who loves stitch dictionaries. From Barbara G. Walker’s incomparable Knitting Treasuries to our own Interweave titles, Alterknit Stitch Dictionary, 200 Fair Isle Motifs, and Knit Stitch Dictionary (to name a few). I just can’t get enough! Did you know, sprinkled through the pages of The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting are dozens of […]

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5 Beading Books You NEED on Your Bookshelf

You know we’re big fans of beading books here at Interweave. As editors, we all have our favorites, and you, our loyal readers, have told us your favorites. What about those of you who are just getting started in the world of bead and jewelry? Do all the books available overwhelm you? Are you unsure […]

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If you’re a book lover like me, I’m sure you loved watching Reading Rainbow as a kid. My favorite segment when watching the show was the book reports. The host, LeVar Burton, would always say “of course, you don’t have to take my word for it,” when introducing kids’ recommendations. Peer recommendations are the best. […]

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When was the last time you did something for yourself? No, picking up a pint of ice cream on the way home from work doesn’t count. I mean something really extra special. If you’re like me, it’s been longer than you can remember. The daily grind can settle you into a groove that can be […]

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As the weather finally starts to warm up, I find myself drawn to casting on a new project with something other than wool. I’m always worried that using wool in the hot summer months will make for uncomfortably warm knitting, as well as a felted project. Plant-based yarns like cotton, linen, and hemp are the […]

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Slip Stitch Savvy: 7 Ways to Slip a Stitch

A slipped stitch is a curious little stitch, if you ask me. The first time you do it, you’re likely to think you’ve made a mistake. You’re knitting along and look back a few rows; you notice one of your stitches in a field of stockinet looks a bit longer than the others. You flip […]

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