Knitting

8 Times Hollywood Got Knitting (and Spinning) Wrong

It’s always fun to find out that one of your favorite celebrities is also a devoted knitter. We’ve all seen lists that feature Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Heigl,…

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Wool Studio 101: Our 3 Favorite Sweaters

With Wool Studio 101, our goal was to take classic, wearable sweaters and make them available to everyone. These sweaters have simple elements that any knitter can tackle.…

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The Knitter’s Dictionary: Sweater Silhouettes & Types

The letter S is by far one of the most popular letters in knitting. Schematic, Seaming, Self-striping, Set-in Sleeve, Sewn Bind-off, Short-rows, Size, Skein, Slip-stitch, Slubby, Sock,…

Wool Studio 101: Our 3 Favorite Sweaters

With Wool Studio 101, our goal was to take classic, wearable sweaters and make them available to everyone. These sweaters have simple elements that any knitter can tackle.…

Pattern of the Week: Mount Moosilauke Pullover

Sometimes a piece of clothing jumps out at me and I think, “I have to have that NOW.” Fortunately for my bank balance that doesn’t happen too…

8 Ribbing Patterns to Customize Your Glove & Mitten Cuffs

We’re deep in the winter season in my area of New York. Literally, we’re knee deep in snow! As I write this, our local meteorologist is calling…

5 Great Instagram Feeds for Knitters and Yarn Lovers

Instagram is a necessity for me. As the news of the day comes in (and more often than not, frustrates me), I take a little mental break…

A Love Letter to Galina Khmeleva & the Orenburg Lace Shawl

One of the best parts of my job as a video producer for Interweave is getting to know the instructors. And by “know,” I mean not simply…

Lock Down Your Lace with the Orenburg Warm Shawl

When I think of lace knitting, I usually think of a beautiful shawl or heirloom baby blanket à la Princess Charlotte. But the tradition of this type…

3 Methods to Demystify Steeks

Steek is an old Scots word that means “a stitch in sewing or knitting.” For knitters, steeking has become the name of an entire process that culminates…

The Millcroft Shawl: A Tale of Not Much Progress

If you’re a regular reader of the Interweave knitting blog, you know that I adore the Millcroft Shawl from knitscene Winter 2018 and that I was hoping to…

Wide Open Spaces with Romi Hill

Rosemary (Romi) Hill is a beloved lace designer, and in her book New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces (Interweave, 2015), she brings us a collection of…

Knit a Pair of Victorian-Era Socks

Over the years, we at PieceWork have written a lot about the delightful patterns featured in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, and we’re especially smitten by Weldon’s Victorian-era socks.…

Knitting for Menfolk

With Valentine’s Day coming up, some of you may be considering surprising your significant fellow with a sweater. If so, I urge you to reconsider, or at…

Finished Object: The Cate Cardigan

When I received knitscene’s Fall 2018 edition, I knew I was in trouble. Editor Hannah Baker so completely knocked this issue out of the park, that there…

7 Do-Not-Miss Men’s Sweaters for 2019

Men’s sweaters, schmen’s sweaters, amirite?! A sweater is a sweater, and if you’re a lady who wants to wear a “men’s” sweater—or vice versa—go nuts! Wear whatever…

A Guide to Reversible Knit Cables

Who doesn’t like cables? Cable sweaters are a perennial favorite among knitters. Cables are not difficult to knit, and their intricate-looking textures are intriguing. But when you…

What to Make When You Don’t Feel Like Making

I am a resolutions curmudgeon. This time of year, there are loads of blog posts and Instagram challenges about planning your projects for the next 12 months,…

Knitscene Spring 2019: The Editor’s Note

Traveling is my special little bubble where time is suspended, providing a peak-knitting environment. It’s a welcome break from the ever-constant worry of wasting time—finally, a chance…

Pattern of the Week: Sandstorm Pullover

I’m about to let you in on a little secret of mine—I love how layering looks, but I almost never dress in layers. It’s just hard, OK!…

Are Your New Year Knitting Resolutions Reasonable?

Starting a new year is hard. You want to make this next one a better year, one where you’re exactly the person you want to be and…

A Knitter’s Guide To: Fixing Common Mistakes in Lace Knitting

If you knit lace, two skills will make life a lot easier: first, identifying and fixing mistakes soon after they occur (because they will occur) and second,…

Pattern of the Week: Arcetri Pullover

The Arcetri Pullover merges comfort and visual intrigue to create the ideal winter couch project. It’s a great choice for a knitter with some upcoming downtime who…

A Spectrum of Possibilities: A Peek Inside Gradient Style

Whether you call it ombré, fade, or gradient, the beauty of creating color-shifting projects has been a revelation for modern knitters. Thanks to gifted designers and amazing…

Pattern of the Week: Flame Lace Shawl from Gradient Style

After the projects from the book Gradient Style first hit Ravelry, we had no idea which project would become the “crowd favorite.” Call it a case of color…