Decorating Knitted Gloves with Roses

The cover project from PieceWork’s July/August 2017 issue is a stunning pair of rose-adorned knitted gloves. As a knitter who loves projects with unique details, these are right up my alley. I swoon over colorwork patterns, especially if they involve techniques that are new to me. In addition, winter tends to be gloomy and gray, […]

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Beads and sequins shine in these glamorous novelty yarns, while a rich blend of materials keeps things on the sophisticated side. 1 Filatura Di Crosa Cashmere Lux, distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc. Colorful sequins and metallic thread combine for a regally attractive merino blend. Content: 40% superfine merino, 30% polyester, 20% cashmere, 10% silk Put-Up: […]

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The Fantastic Stories in Tapestry Weaving

So many yarn crafts tell fantastic stories. From how we learned the craft to where we sourced materials to what pattern we’ve chosen, there’s always a history. We use yarn to create art that is fun and functional, beautiful and meaningful, and bold and bright in a world that often isn’t. We make our stories […]

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Master the Portuguese Spiral Toe

We asked Louisa Demmitt, an instructional designer for Interweave, to tell you about a distinctive way to knit sock toes. Here’s Louisa! The time of year for knit socks is upon us. Toe-up, cuff-down, however else you might make them, warm feet make everything better come wintertime. Andrea Wong’s look at Portuguese Socks from the […]

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A Travel Memoir in Stitches

We asked Louisa Demmitt, an instructional designer for Interweave, to tell you about PieceWork’s newest eBook. Here’s Louisa! One of the most magical things about knitting is the different forms it takes in various countries and regions. Regional motifs reflect different traditions, landscapes, and structures, and they often tell fantastic stories about the histories they […]

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The Beauty of knit.wear

The latest issue of knit.wear is another beauty. These pages are filled with some of the most stylish and wearable knits ever, which I know is a big statement, but I stand by it. The color palette—tonal neutrals with tasteful accents of color—is delicate and perfect for winter weather. The patterns have beautiful details, from […]

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WIP Wednesday: Louisa’s Walnut Street Coat

Sweater weather is finally upon us in Colorado and I am wicked excited about it! I’m hard at work on my Walnut Street Coat from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2016, and it’s coming along beautifully. Short-row shaping in the back shoulders moved into armhole creation and creating the fronts to join in the fun. It was so […]

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Yarn for the Giving: Project Linus

Linus and his ubiquitous blanket are my favorite duo in all Peanuts iterations, the perfect representation of how to create a sense of safety in a world that’s impossible to understand. With the holiday season upon us, and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” airing on TV, I’ve been thinking a lot about Linus and his blanket […]

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