We’re back with another great sock kit for you to knit up! This time, we’re taking a closer look at PieceWork’s Vintage Knickerbocker Socks Kit, a timeless pattern from the 19th-century pattern collection found in Weldon’s Practical Needlework. These socks were originally intended to function as boys’ stockings, but with a few tweaks, the pattern […]

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We’re back with another pair of gorgeous, timeless socks updated for the 21st-century knitter in PieceWork’s Vintage Railway-Stitch Socks Kit. The socks are full of cushy texture but have a stockinette heel and sole for maximum comfort. These are the perfect treat for yourself, or they will make a stunning gift for someone special in […]

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The best knitting projects inspire curiosity. In examining a pattern before casting on, a knitter might wonder: “Why did the designer decide to include this particular element?” “What function does this part serve?” or, “How was this technique developed?” The knitted gloves by Lesley O’Connell Edwards, featured in the March/April 2018 issue of PieceWork, is […]

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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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