Before I got serious about knitting, my mom and I took beading classes together at a local shop and sold the jewelry we made at craft fairs. We never made much money, but we loved that we were learning a new craft, shopping for supplies, and spending time together. One of my favorite beading projects […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I was filming a series of videos with Robyn Chachula in February 2015 when she asked me to whip up a quick granny square for an extra segment on crochet blankets. I froze. What type of square design did she mean? What yarn and hook? Did she know that, because I’m left-handed, all my work […]
I’m fortunate to have worked on a number of different projects here at Interweave. I have done everything from making a Christmas tree out of pom-poms to stuffing goodie bags full of wool wash and fiber for Yarn Fest. A little while ago, I was asked to crochet a few pieces for the cover photography […]
I’ve always loved arts and crafts, but yarn took on a whole new meaning for me when I was in college and decided I wanted to learn how to crochet. I heard about a crafting group held early every Wednesday morning at the local senior center and decided to try it out. After all, who […]
Make some tea, get cozy, and snuggle up for some last-minute holiday hat knitting. This week I’m knitting the Nested Knots Hat designed by Bonnie Sennott. It’s the perfect mix of elegant, sophisticated, easy, engaging, (and most importantly) quick to knit up. The pom-pom is optional, but highly recommended. The pattern calls for one skein […]
Knit this super-quick blanket using big, bulky yarn. You’ll learn a fun slip and wrap stitch combination. This is a great knit blanket to make for a gift!
Episode 1312 Annie Modesitt demonstrates how to create an easy plaid knit cowl pattern with slip stitches. No need for intarsia here! Download your free knit cowl pattern and get started!