Knitting

All Aboard for Slip Stitch Knitting! Take the Fast Track to Colorwork

When it comes to stranded colorwork, my skills are best described as “needs improvement.” But I’m in love with one way of knitting colorwork that doesn’t have…

Indie Dyer Spotlight: Oink Pigments

Pigs and puns—those are the two words that triggered 
the branding of an American-made yarn-dyeing business. Helena, Alexa, and Julie of Oink Pigments came together as friends…

Millcroft Shawl Knitting Kit
The Knitter's Dictionary Book
100 Knits: Interweave's Ultimate Pattern Collection Book
Interweave Knits Gifts, 2018 Magazine
Darn It! How to Repair Your Knitting Online Workshop
Willow Winds Hat Knitting Kit

KNITTING TRENDS

My Dream Colorwork Kit: Ibex Valley Mittens

I personally take in every Interweave submission, carrying the piles from the mail drop-off to my desk, cataloging, and showing each one of them to the editor.…

Yarn Wigs and Beards for Halloween Costumes!

Wondering what it might be like to bandy about creative ideas for Halloween in an editorial environment that is heavily focused on yarn? Trust us, we eventually…

What the Heck Is a Sweater?

As we were working on knitscene Winter 2018, editor Hannah Baker threw me a sweater question I had never considered before: This devolved into an entire discussion…

Grafting Two-Color Brioche Using the Two-Pass Method

Few stitch patterns are as “cushy” as brioche, with its two interlocking layers of stitches. The double-layer ribbed fabric that brioche stitch produces is thicker and provides…

Get Set for Winter with the Millcroft Shawl

There are projects you add to your queue knowing that it will take you a while to get to them, and then there are projects you add…

Take a Peek Inside Interweave’s Ultimate Pattern Collection, 100 Knits

My love for 100 Knits knows no bounds. From the moment I laid eyes on this sleek—and, dare I say, sexy—hardcover pattern collection, I knew there would always…

Finished Object Friday: Design Your First Sweater

When I came to work for Interweave in 2013, I had never knitted a sweater. The only garment I’d made up to that point was a tank…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Ripple Pullover

Catrina Frost’s Ripple Pullover is one of my favorites from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018. It features delicate ripple stitches so perfectly staggered that they create rotating diagonal movement…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Calcite Cowl

In which the designer waxes poetic about her Calcite Cowl, published in knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Geodes are such surprising treasures, the simplicity of the outside belying the…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Point Gray Poncho

If you’ve been hesitating to jump on the poncho bandwagon, I understand—I tend to view them as advanced fashion pieces, and I’m totally intimidated. But I’ve been…

Knit and Crochet Handmade Hostess Gift Ideas for 7 Kinds of Hosts

Are you a giver of hostess gifts? I have to confess that until very recently, I had never even heard of or considered giving a holiday host…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Highland Raglan

Judging by the evidence at hand in my closet, the funnel neck raglan is hands down my favorite neck and shoulder treatment for a sweater. The Highland…

Cozy Up with these Crafty Reads for Inspired Winter Knitting!

When it’s too cold to frolic outside, it’s a great time to exercise your mind! Check out these crafty books featured in knitscene Winter 2018. 1. THE…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Frosted Foliage Pullover

The Frosted Foliage Pullover is (in my humble opinion) one of the best patterns from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018. In fact, this issue has so many great knitting…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Calderwood Pullover

The Calderwood Pullover from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018 unites almost everything I love to knit in one tidy package. I’m both short and short-waisted, so I need to…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Terrapin Tunic

Oh the Terrapin Tunic, a stunning fall sweater if I’ve ever seen one. I love the ribbed neckline, the length, and the gorgeous cable pattern at the…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Purple Beet Raglan

Tunics are the most versatile sweaters you can add to your wardrobe. There are so many many ways you can wear them! You can wear them to…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Geode Tunic

Tunics are a key part of my diabolical plan to always feel like I’m wearing pajamas, while looking like I’ve dressed up for a day at the…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Pebble Pullover

The Pebble Pullover is on my must-make list for 2018! Not only was it designed by one of my favorite knit designers, Susanna IC, it also captures…

knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Twinings Hat

Simple hats are my thing. I tend not to follow patterns to knit hats—I just pick a yarn that I like and wing it. The final product…