Scientists love yarn and crafting just like anybody else, though they might love it in a different way. A few hours of knitting or crocheting can recharge their batteries and shed new light on their research interests. STEM fields and craft share many connections, as Kim Werker explains below. Science teachers even use knitting and […]

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a little obsessed with news coverage lately. I have found myself spending more time than usual on my phone, following the news, reading op-eds, watching video clips and scrolling through epic threads of comments from friends and strangers alike. I’ve been having trouble sleeping, and I find […]

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Short Row Knitting – The Ultimate Guide

By Véronik Avery, Interweave Knits Winter 2004 Short rows, also known as partial or turning rows, appear daunting to some knitters but are in reality very simple: work extra rows across a portion of the stitches on the needles, thereby lengthening the fabric in the area where the short rows are worked. Short rows can […]

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Last night, for the first time this season, I warmed up under a blanket while I was knitting. Lets face it, temps are falling and it’s time to start knitting blankets or cozy afghans (are they the same thing? I’ve always wondered). No matter the time of year, it’s always handy to have a handmade […]

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Bulky yarns remain on trend in the knitting community, as evidenced by the recent TNNA trade show. Pictured above left to right: Cannoli Yarn in Purple Mix, Encore Mega in Pink, and Funky Chunky Yarn in Cloud Last weekend, I attended TNNA’s yarn trade show in San Jose, California, where I spent three days talking […]

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If you’ve been searching for the best cast-on knitting and bind-off knitting guide, then you have to see this FREE, exclusive infographic that contains different types of cast-ons and bind-offs. Choosing the right knitting technique can enhance the success of a project. For example, you might want more flexible cast-on for a pullover sweater, the […]

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Knitting and crochet are sisters who share a rich history. From knitted buntings to crocheted lace collars, these two crafts have been providing beauty, pride—and even a livelihood—for hundreds of years. To celebrate this history, I’ve pulled together five patterns that use knitting and crochet to achieve beauty, style, and even a little whimsy, in […]

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Knitting becomes a much more pleasurable experience when you can fix your own mistakes. I worked in a yarn shop for a while, and I can't tell you how many customers came in with their knitting at a complete standstill because they had dropped a stitch, added a yarn over, or made some other mistake. […]

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Anyone can learn to knit. Most people learn the knit stitch first, and then the purl stitch. Then they might learn how to cast on and bind off, increase and decrease, cable and seed stitch, and other types of knitting techniques and stitches. All of these things are knitting techniques, and knitters are constantly learning. […]

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Knitted mittens are the height of winter coziness. I keep a pair in my coat pockets, a pair in my glove compartment, and a pair in my purse. What’s more cozy than a pair of handmade, knitted mittens? In wintertime, they’re essential in many parts of the world—plus, they’re fun to knit! If you don’t […]

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