Colorful Estonian Gloves to Knit from Nancy Bush

Estonia’s knitwear and textile history is fascinating, not only because of the many types of garments and textiles that bear unique regional traits but because of Estonia’s relative obscurity to many in the Americas. Expert knitter and designer Nancy Bush has been a student and teacher of Estonian textile traditions for many years. Nancy Bush’s […]

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Is Brioche Knitting in Your Skills Toolbox?

If you’re familiar with designer Faina Goberstein, you already know that she LOVES texture. Faina has a passion for combining 3-dimensional stitch patterns with gorgeous plush yarns for her irresistible garments and accessories. For this reason, it’s no wonder she loves brioche. Brioche knitting provides a toolbox of techniques to create her comfortable, sophisticated designs. […]

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Vintage Bicycle Socks for the Modern Era

A classic with a modern twist, the Vintage Bicycle Socks to Knit kit might just be my new favorite sock kit. Based on an 1800s men’s design found in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, expert knitter and designer Vicki Square has updated these socks for women in the 21st century. Soft but sturdy, structured yet forgiving, the […]

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In college, I was the youngest member of my knitting group. I was just beginning to pick up knitting again after a long hiatus and was mesmerized by the beautiful things the other women were making: lace shawls, cabled sweaters, and my favorite, Fair Isle (or stranded) cowls. After many Friday nights of rebuilding my […]

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What’s the scariest thing you can imagine doing with your knitting? A few projects come to mind for me: two-color intarsia in cobweb yarn, Latvian stranded colorwork mittens on size 1 DPNs, a masterpiece Alice Starmore sweater—and of course, grafting lace. The idea of grafting lace terrifies me and many other knitters. First, picture all […]

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It’s not a matter of whether you make mistakes, but rather how you handle them, that makes you a great knitter. We all make mistakes; we’re human. Sometimes we make small mistakes, like a dropped stitch. No problem! Grab your crochet hook and no one will be the wiser. Sometimes the effort to fix knitting […]

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Knitting Orenburg and Santa Fe Together

I had the pleasure of meeting Mara Bishop Statnekov and other lace knitters at one of Galina Khmeleva’s lace knitting events last spring. While it was unmistakable that each one of the 50+ women in attendance was serious about studying and perfecting her Orenburg lace knitting skills, it was interesting to see each knitter’s personality […]

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5 Traditional Albanian Socks

We are thrilled about PieceWork’s newest eBook! Here is Lindsay Smith, Interweave’s instructional designer assistant, to tell you all about it! As a self-proclaimed knitting nerd, I was delighted to review Mimi Seyferth’s new eBook, 5 Traditional Albanian Socks to Knit: A Travel Memoir in Stitches. For a long time I have daydreamed about travelling […]

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