As a self-employed craft industry professional, you wear a lot of hats. It can be difficult to figure out which tasks you can contract out and which are essential to your creative vision, on top of which you may feel like you can’t afford to hire someone else to do such tasks. But doing everything […]

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The Romantic Side of Refined Knits

Valentine’s Day, the most romantic holiday of the year, is fast approaching! This calls for a special Q&A with a designer and author whose projects perfectly capture the heart of this special day: Jennifer Wood. Jennifer is an innovator of knitted cables and lace, and her 2016 bestseller, Refined Knits, contains lovely patterns perfect for […]

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Designer Spotlight: Teresa Gregorio

Teresa Gregorio is thinking about the journey. For her, knitting is about the finished piece, but it is also, and perhaps more importantly, about the experience. Knitting one of her patterns is like taking a little trip into a wonderful creative world where anything is possible. It’s hard not to love knitting with this kind […]

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Bristol Ivy, Behind the Scenes

Bristol Ivy has said of her own knitwear design work, “One of the things I love about designing my own garments is the ability to integrate shaping within a stitch pattern or to make one pattern flow into another. I love those little couture moments in knitting, where a lace pattern flows directly from the […]

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