A Midsummer Knits Dream Mischief breeds forth from idle hands we know But busy hands spin mischief into light Upon this knitted journey thus we go With patterns filled with breezy purled delight A touch of whimsy plays on luscious lace Designs to stroll past wood or mirrored pool Whilst fairies coo and cluck with […]

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Get Your Knitting Needles into Pendleton!

As the years pass, I have found it increasingly difficult to contain and store my scattered knitting needles supplies. They seem to multiply like bunnies when I’m not looking. Several years ago, an experienced and wise knitter told me her secret for needle storage: a worm bait wrap. That’s right, the binder full of plastic […]

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I’ve been a lover of Shibui’s yarns for many years; the serene call of Silk Cloud introduced me to the brand, and I’ve either designed or knit with nearly every yarn in its arsenal. Everything about Shibui’s yarn appeals to the modern knitter—it’s sleek, sophisticated, cultivated, and precise. Not only are its fibers beautiful, but […]

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What’s the Deal with Athleisure?

I have a love/hate relationship with the athleisure trend. The Pinterest-surfing couch potato in me is enchanted by uber-stylish women and men wearing expensive, non-functional “athletic” wear. The other, more rational part of me realizes that my athletic wear is just that—athletic wear meant exclusively for the gym, which is the case for most of […]

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Knitters: Know Your Swonchos!

SWONCHOS! A polarizing topic amongst knitters, as Lisa Shroyer recently found out when she posted about her favorite garment in our premier issue of Wool Studio, the Eastham Poncho by Mary Anne Benedetto. The response on Facebook was split down the middle, and I am here to state my own opinion: I LOVE swonchos. Not […]

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knit.wear has always explored the combination of luxury and minimalism in knitting and beyond. In this issue, we delve into the finer points of “luxurious minimalism,” examining the ways in which this aesthetic has a broad impact, making one a connoisseur of fiber sources, designs, techniques, and most importantly, quality. And speaking of quality, let’s […]

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I’ve always considered curating the projects in knit.wear a self-indulgent and rewarding job because the knit.wear brand fits my own personal aesthetic. I know I’m not alone in this; in fact, I am among the majority. When we “re-premiered” knit.wear last spring, we experienced an unprecedented surge of interest in the brand, which has only […]

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Our cover project for Interweave Knits Spring 2017 is the Narragansett Gansey by Kathy Zimmerman. Made for the sea as well as the shore, Kathy used traditional Aran wool in her beautiful execution. Imagine climbing aboard a sailboat, unfurling the sails, and setting out onto the steel blue waters of the Atlantic. The thrill of […]

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