Is Black Friday Just Shopping? Not This Year.

Until a few days ago, I didn’t know what day of the year Black Friday falls on. I don’t participate; in fact I loathe this so-called holiday. Why? Because people all over the country will stand for hours in freezing temperatures, end up with a bunch of stuff they don’t need or really want, and […]

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Which Knitting Stitch Are You?

Ever wonder what kind of animal you’d be, or which flavor of pie? How about what knitting stitch you’d be? Well, wonder no more—take the quiz below and we’ll tell you which knitting stitch you are most like, based on your answers. Try All the Stitches!

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Where Do People Knit Most?

We know the knitting community spreads far and wide, but where does your country or state rank in knitting interest? I’ve leveraged Google Trends to find where the search term “knitting” is most and least popular. So, where do people knit most? See the data below to find out. Interest by Region (in the past […]

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6 Great Ways to Wear a Crescent Shawl

You don’t need a wardrobe stylist to create outfits with your handknitted projects. Almost any knitted garment or accessory can be worn in multiple ways—more than we get to photograph for the magazine. Here, we model some casual and dressy looks for Susanna IC’s Tarfala Valley Shawl, featured in Love of Knitting Winter 2017. Use […]

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Pattern of the Week: Flurries Cowl

I love winter accessories that don’t punch me in the face with a gaudy explosion of color. For too long we have seen these projects as gifts worn only during family parties or to get someone to crack a smile. But the Flurries Cowl by Heather Zoppetti in knitscene Winter 2017 is no such project; […]

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Spook-tacular Halloween Project Ideas!

We should not, under any circumstances, forget the very important holiday of Halloween! I know it’s tempting, with Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas already popping up in stores, but hear me out. Halloween is one of the least-stressful holidays ’around. There’s no huge feast, no weird relatives, and no gifts! It’s just candy […]

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What You Didn’t Know: The Nifty Nøstepinne

Is it terrifying to say for the first time out loud? Absolutely. Does it sound kind of like nose-picking? Yes. Is it the yarn-ball-making solution we’ve all been dreaming of? You betcha. The nifty nøstepinne is here to save the day! A nøstepinne is the original ball winder, a tapered rod (often wooden) used to […]

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Quick Knit Gifts That Won’t Break Your Budget

My approach to life can be summed up easily: Plan early, knit early, and save money. The holidays are fast approaching and I have a goal to knit as many gifts as possible. (Partially because I want the recipients to know how much I care, but also because I can selfishly enjoy making stuff with […]

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Find your Perfect Yarn and Candy Pairing

Yarn and candy—we crave them both. Thankfully, you don’t find mini-skeins in the checkout aisle (I would most certainly be broke). Pick your favorite candy from this list, and we will introduce you to an awesome yarn pairing. Snickers If Snickers are your favorite, try Arranmore (The Fibre Co.). Luxurious chocolate with pops of crunch […]

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