Arm-knitting is the practice of using one’s forearms instead of knitting needles, using huge yarn. Take a look at Vickie Howell arm-knitting in this clip from Knitting Daily TV and learn the basics.   Recently, a company called Ohhio popped up with Facebook videos of people arm-knitting and enjoying gigantic blankets in minimalist homes. One of […]

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Throughout 2017, Interweave’s knitting feed featured the wise words of Lisa Shroyer in a column entitled “Lisa’s List.” Naturally in her role as a long time editor of multiple knitting magazines, and then as Content Strategist for the yarn and fiber teams here at Interweave, Lisa is more than qualified to address the handmade life. Not only […]

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The Jagger Brothers Mill in Springvale, Maine, is a gem of American history and textile manufacturing. The busy facility turns out not only wonderful yarns for handknitters (under the Jagger Spun brand), but also yarns for commercial industries such as upholstery, apparel, and commercial hosiery manufactures. Although many other mills on the American landscape have […]

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Is Yarn Spending One of Your Life Priorities?

Have you ever tallied up your yarn spending? Are you scared to? While doing some personal-finance housekeeping recently, I tried to estimate my hobby expenses for the past several months. I realized that I’d done all my yarn shopping in one big burst—at Yarn Fest—while my camping/hiking expenses have been steady since the snow started melting […]

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Which Knitting Side Hustle is Right For You?

There’s a term I’ve been seeing on social media a lot lately: SIDE HUSTLE. I find it rather annoying, with its vapidly hip informality. The phrase is always accompanied by a photo of a 20-something with cute hair smiling at her laptop in a coffee shop. What is a side hustle? Why do young women […]

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You’re sitting in a rich leather chair by a crackling fire in the autumn woods of Vermont. A kindly Norwegian man in a brilliant colorwork sweater sitting nearby leans over and hands you a small treasure—an impeccable, delightful little knitted bird. You cup it in your hands and feel a special thrill up your spine; […]

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