Why Men Are Easier to Knit For

A few weeks ago, my coworkers and I got into a debate about who is easier to knit for, men or women. Most people came down on the side of women, but I’m firmly in the men camp on this one—in my experience, knitting for men is much easier than knitting for women! My colleague […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: Homestead Wrap

Have you ever seen a pattern and immediately thought, “I have to make this for ____”? I’ll admit that usually the person’s name on that blank line is my own, but the moment I saw the Homestead Wrap from Interweave Knits Gifts 2018, I knew I had to make it for my mom. This gorgeous […]

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Aren’t matching knitted accessory sets the best? I have a hat/fingerless mitts combo my sister knit for me years ago, and I wear it constantly in the fall and winter. In fact, I’ve worn it so much that it’s starting to look a little sad, so I’ve been searching for a replacement set to knit […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: North Star Flip-Top Mittens

When I’m reading through the galleries for our magazines, certain patterns always immediately jump out at me and become my favorites from the issue. Call it love at first sight! As I went through the Modern Scandinavian gallery in Interweave Knits Gifts 2018, the North Star Flip-Top Mittens practically jumped off the page and begged […]

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Punch Up Your Fall Wardrobe with the Mondaine Shawl

It seems like everyone is getting ready for fall lately. Summer temperatures are still with us, but we’re all dreaming of cooler weather, pulling out our cold-weather gear, and packing our crochet project queues with designs suitable for autumn. One thing I never seem to have enough of in my fall wardrobe is crochet shawls. […]

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5 Reasons You Need the 21-Color Slouch Hat

Are you all ready for hat weather? I know I am! I can’t wait to break out my knitted hat collection and start wearing my favorites. We’re still several weeks away from autumn weather, unfortunately, but that’s okay because it will give me time to add to my collection! I’m currently finishing up the Slouchy […]

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What’s In Your Fall Knitting Queue?

It’s finally here, guys: autumn! I’ve been counting down the days until September 1, which in my mind is when fall starts. I’m totally over summer; it’s time for crisp air and golden leaves and pumpkin everything and handknits. It’s also time to get serious about knitting. I’ve been dreaming and half-planning all summer, but […]

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How’s your storage situation? If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of random things and not a lot of good places to keep them. What are we supposed to do with, say, all the skeins of yarn we need for our current WIP? Or our TV remotes? Or all the chargers for […]

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Interweave Crochet Fall 2018: Suave Sweater

My wardrobe mostly consists of classic, timeless pieces, but I’ve always been drawn to interesting silhouettes and textures, to designs that are a little unconventional. So when I was looking for designs to add to my fall crochet queue, the Suave Sweater from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018 stood out to me—it’s a fairly simple, classic […]

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Pattern of the Week: Low-Key Afghan

Every home needs a crochet afghan or two (or three). My go-to blanket is Vickie Howell’s Hexapop Blanket, but because of the open motifs, it’s not quite warm enough when it’s super cold out. When I’m looking to curl up on the couch on a snowy day, I want maximum cuddliness. The Low-Key Afghan from […]

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