It’s Cyber Monday! If you’re like me, you skipped the Black Friday madness in favor of online shopping today. Cyber Monday is the best—you can get exactly what you want without fighting the crowds or waking up at the crack of dawn to get the best deals. During Interweave’s Cyber Monday sale,  the great deals […]

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We love knitting. That’s why we’re all here, right? (Here on the Interweave website, that is, not here on earth.) But sometimes we can get stuck in a rut, making the same old things in the same old colors using the same old techniques. As our knitting becomes routine, it loses some of its magic […]

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Faces of Wool: Merino Sheep, Part III

Welcome back to Faces of Wool! In this series, we’re discussing a variety of fiber animals. Our two previous posts discussed Merino sheep and fiber: the history of the breed, where they’re raised, and the characteristics of the fiber. In our last post about Merinos, we’ll discuss the fiber as used in yarn and textiles. […]

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Amaranto Is the Knitted Scarf You Need this Winter

Every year as winter approaches I take stock of my scarf collection, and every year I decide I don’t have enough scarves to get me through the cold weather. I’m sure all you knitters feel the same way! We need knitted scarves in different weights and colors to coordinate with various outfits and temperatures. I […]

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What I Do When I’m Not Knitting: Rachel Koon

Our readers know us as the craft-crazy people who put together the magazines you love, and while we’re definitely that, we’re also definitely more than that! I’m relatively new to crafting and still really terrible at it, so when I get frustrated with my lack of progress on my latest project, I head off in […]

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Faces of Wool: Merino Sheep, Part II

Welcome back to the Faces of Wool series! In the last post, I introduced you to Merino sheep, which have a prestigious heritage. Here in part 2, we’ll dive into merino fiber itself and explore what makes it so special—and so valuable to crafters. Fact #1 Merino fleece is denser than fleeces from other breeds […]

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Faces of Wool: Merino Sheep

Welcome to Faces of Wool, a new recurring feature here on the Interweave blog! In these posts we’ll explore different breeds of sheep: their names, breed information and facts, and the characteristics of their wool. Let’s dive into the learning! The Popularity of Merino Sheep It’s most likely the first breed you think of when […]

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