There’s a certain point every year when I just can’t wait for fall. Thanksgiving, Halloween, crunchy leaves, the fresh-smelling wind that contains just a hint of cold; I’m borderline obsessed at this point and so ready to get planning. And with Thanksgiving coming up, I’ve been scouring Ravelry for ways to decorate my home and […]

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POW: Aviatrix Pullover from Knitting Traditions

Nothing brightens my day like a history lesson about a go-getting woman from the past. Elise Raymonde de Laroche, the first woman to receive a pilot’s license, is a woman notable not just for her achievements in flight, but her tenacity and persistence in a male-dominated field that didn’t welcome women. The 2017 edition of […]

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Through the deep coverage of Hurricane Harvey, I have come to understand one thing: I will not be crafting as a response to this disaster… at least, not yet. We know it’s hard, but please put down your needles and hooks: there’s a better way to support people affected by Hurricane Harvey than crafting (even if […]

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POW: Crystal Palace Shawl

The 1851 Great Exhibition in London popularized the idea of a World’s Fair. It unveiled wonders in technology, textiles, and faraway lands and most prominently, it showcased the might of Britain. Perhaps the most striking and memorable part from the Great Exhibition is the Crystal Palace. More than just a home for the exhibits, the […]

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A Yarn Film for All of Us

The documentary Yarn, released in 2016, is dedicated to fiber. And because it’s streaming on Netflix, I needed to watch it and report my findings. To summarize, it’s a treat for your eyes and inspiration for your yarnie-soul. This yarn film looks into the art world through a medium we know and cherish. It touches […]

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It’s hard to select a favorite sweater from Interweave Knits Fall 2017. I’ve been working with these projects for months and I’m still torn. But Mary Anne Benedetto’s Angelina Pullover really stands out. I am always ready to throw on a black sweater. There’s something so classic and elegant about them. Pair one with even […]

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Finished Object: Firehouse Alley Cowl

I knew the Firehouse Alley Cowl had to be mine the moment I saw the photography for knit.wear Fall/Winter 2016. It’s been a while since then, and I have finally finished it. This fingering-weight lace cowl by Bonnie Sennott was everything I wanted in a project: easy to knit, repetitive enough that I didn’t need […]

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Some days, I fantasize about packing up everything on my desk and relocating to a nearby coffeehouse. I could write, answer emails, and inhale delicious aromas while sipping on coffee or tea. As a tribute to the magical land of the coffeehouse, I have gathered a selection of knits perfect for a day at your […]

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