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Pattern of the Week: Firefall Toque

Knitters everywhere regard the approaching holidays with equal parts delight and dread. We dream of making oh-so-many handknit gifts, but we’re also aware of how precious our…

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‘Tis Always the Season to Netflix and Knit

We’re heading into hardcore knitting season, and to many of us that means choosing a new project and queuing up the Netflix programs we’ve ignored all summer.…

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‘Tis Always the Season to Netflix and Knit

We’re heading into hardcore knitting season, and to many of us that means choosing a new project and queuing up the Netflix programs we’ve ignored all summer.…

Join as You Go with the Octagon-Dot Pullover

As garment knitters know, selecting a timeless pattern to knit can often be your best bet. Sad is the knitter who spent hours stitching, only to find the…

Seaming is no Cause for Screaming in Lily Chin’s Join As You Go Knitting Workshop

I remember the first time I discovered the concept of top-down, seamless knitting, and it was revelatory. Here was a way to knit a garment essentially in…

Expand your wardrobe with knitscene Winter 2019

Welcome to the last knitscene issue of 2019. It’s been a whirlwind of an editorial and calendar year. We started off the year with the plan to…

Fair Isle Knitting: Overcoming Technique Fears

There’s an approach that addresses every Fair Isle knitting fear. We’ve already covered how to get over your color choice fears. Here are some common anxieties related…

5 Easy Oversized Sweaters You’ll Want to Knit and Live In

Search any clothing store site and you will find a plethora of cute, oversized sweaters to cozy up in this winter. As we are knitters, this trend…

Pattern of the Week: Snowburst Beanie

As you’re planning your gift knitting this year, might I suggest hats all around? Knit hats are perfect for so many reasons—portability and a quick finished, just…

How to Improvise a Hat with Stash Yarn

Knowing how to quickly work up a hat without a pattern using yarn from your stash is a great tool for creating last-minute gifts. I will walk…

Pamper Yourself with a Knitted Treat

Sometimes holiday knitting can become a grind. Try as we might, there’s almost always some stress involved in gift knitting, mainly because we think we can get…

Start Choosing Holiday Sweater Patterns Today! But Who Gets One?

Most knitters and crocheters I know are extremely generous people. In an ideal world, we’d choose beautiful holiday sweater patterns for everyone on our lists, perfectly customized…

The Most Popular Sweater Knitting Patterns of Fall 2019

As a newly-confident sweater-knitter, who finished her first sweater right at the start of July, I am seriously ready for the start of sweater season, which kicks…

Rhinebeck 2019: Are You Ready?

It’s almost here: New York State Sheep and Wool Festival 2019, the most woolyful time of the year! Yarnies often refer to this simply as “Rhinebeck.” It…

Make Anytime Reading Time with Audiobooks

|Sponsored| For those of us already choosing audiobooks to pair with our crafts, we want to bring the rest of you over to “the narrative side.” The…

Fair Isle Knitting: Color Choice Fears

I’m still surprised at how often people tell me they just “can’t do” Fair Isle knitting patterns. Their fear is two-pronged: Fear of choosing yarn colors and…

Planning Your Holiday Knitting Timeline

Giving exclusively handmade gifts during the holidays is a beautiful idea. However, making that idea a reality can take a whole lot of time, money, blood, sweat,…

Pattern of the Week: Lamplighter’s Hat

Whenever I am approached by an aspiring knitter looking to get started, I nearly always advise them to start with a hat. Hats are, in my opinion,…

A Southwestern Sweater Celebration

My mother-in-law lives in North Scottsdale, so I spend a fair amount of time visiting her and exploring the Southwest. Even though I’ve visited many times, I’m…

The Best Resource When Stranded (Knitting) on a Desert Island

One of the really cool parts of my job is that I get to work with designers on a regular basis. Such was the case when Kyle…

Wacky Shawl Construction: The Headwind Shawl

I love a shawl with funky construction. Modular, short-rows, knitted-on edgings—they all make my knitterly heart go pitter-pat. Any project that makes me pause and look more…

In Thrall to Shawls?

I’m a shawl junkie. Even though I have enough shawls to wrap several mummies from head to toe, I can’t stop knitting them. My approach is a…

Pattern Play: At the Same Time

“At the same time.” These four words sometimes appear in knitting patterns, and they can seem a bit daunting. But dealing with them doesn’t have to be…

Sweet Honeycomb Cowl: Fixing an Oopsie

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: READ THE PATTERN BEFORE STARTING THE PROJECT. And I ignored my own advice yet again. (Be…

How to Pick Up Stitches for a Neckband

Knitting the neckband is usually one of the final tasks of a sweater project, and it can feel like a juggling act to pick up the correct…