Sometimes you find the perfect knitting pattern. The sizing and style are what you want, the gauge and yarn are perfect, and everything flows and fits how it should. All feels right with the world. More often than not, though, something about the pattern simply doesn’t work. If it’s a garment, maybe it’s too long […]

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Spending time in Scandinavia during the winter months can be trying for those of us who relish sunshine. I lived in Sweden when I was in college and did not fully understand what I was getting myself into until I was there. The brief daylight hours were overshadowed by a deep darkness I’d never before […]

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The September/October 2017 issue of PieceWork is all about the natural world. Flora and fauna fill the pages, with internationally inspired articles and projects. Reading about each of these is like taking a walk through a different country, seeing the world in new ways through new eyes. One of the most vibrant projects from this […]

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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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