POW: Happy Hexagon Throw

A few years ago, I read a really interesting piece on Slate about the prevalence of granny-square blankets in TV shows. It seems like you can find them everywhere, from Roseanne to Mad Men to Parks and Recreation. Even if you’re just a casual TV viewer, you’ve likely seen a crocheted blanket on one of […]

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Knit 101: We Have Cast-on!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have cast-on! At long last, I’ve started working on my Killarney Tunic. I’m not buying notions or figuring out yarn substitution or making a gauge swatch —I’m actually knitting the sweater itself. It took a really, really long time for me to get here, and it feels good to be working […]

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POW: Crossover Tank

I love stripes. LOVE them. I have several striped tops with varying sleeve lengths—one for every season!—and at least half of my summer dresses are striped. So you can imagine my delight when I saw the projects for the Dream Team story in knitscene Summer 2017—a plethora of stripes! It’s like editor Hannah Baker selected […]

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POW: Martha’s Vineyard Tote

One of my favorite things about summer is going to my local farmer’s market. I love waking up early on Saturday morning, hopping on my bike, and cruising down to the market before it gets too busy (and too hot). I go every week, and as the weather warms, I really enjoy seeing the stalls […]

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Pattern of the Week: Citizen Pullover

Spring weather can be unpredictable, especially here in northern Colorado—it’s not unusual for it to be freezing in the morning and 75 degrees in the afternoon. So as we transition from winter to spring, I’m always on the lookout for clothes that can bridge the weather gap. Enter the Citizen Pullover by Kabila Sri Ponnusamy […]

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10 Best Breweries Near Interweave Yarn Fest

Peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Chips and salsa. Yarn and beer. Some things were just made to go together. If you’re in town for Interweave Yarn Fest, I know it’s tempting to stay at the hotel with your crafty friends and revel in all the fabulous yarn and fiber. But northern Colorado is […]

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Knit 101: The Adult Beginner Knitter

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: when you’re a beginner knitter, everything seems difficult. It’s so easy to get frustrated with your progress—or lack thereof—and just throw in the towel. Or, in a fit of rage, rip out all of the knitting you’ve managed to do with your limited skills and burn […]

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Satisfy Your Irish Knits Curiosity

Knit Me, I’m Irish! Ah, Saint Patrick’s Day—the one day each year when everyone is Irish. We all wear our green, go to parades, drink green beer (ick), and celebrate the fact that we’re 0.005 percent Irish. Seriously, have you ever noticed that just about everyone you meet on Saint Patrick’s Day boasts about how […]

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