Kyle Kunnecke, author of Urban Knit Collection, designed a gorgeous collection of knitting patterns inspired by the art and architecture of city life. In the pages of this beautiful book, Kyle shares his technique for locking floats with easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrations. It comes in handy when working the more elaborate colorwork projects in the book. […]

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Comfy Spinning Tips

When I started spinning, it was all I could think about for a while. Learning how to spin wool was all consuming in those first days, and I spent hours one weekend getting acquainted with the spinning wheel. Come Monday, my back hurt and my neck was pinched. I had been spinning my heart out […]

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Short Rows: Tip Sheet for 5 Techniques

Whether a seasoned user of short-rows or a knitter looking to use the technique for the first time, we could all use a bit more information on what short-row techniques work best in which situation. “All short-row techniques involve knitting a partial row, turning the work before the end is reached, and then knitting back […]

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How to Make a Chain Tassel, Step by Step

Technique of the Week: How To Make a Chain Tassel We’re crazy about the long-lasting tassel trend! Look around—you’re bound to notice stylish shoulder bags, shoes, and, of course, jewelry trimmed with tassels. Here, we show you how to make tassels crafted from chain. Then, check in Friday afternoon for the next three weeks to […]

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10 Things I Hate About Tunisian Crochet

When I was first learning Tunisian Crochet (also known as the Afghan stitch), I was very vocal about my dislike of it. Below I’ve included a bit of how my conversations went with Susanna Tobais, the project editor at Interweave. While I hated the technique, Susanna loved it. Thankfully I stuck with it and I’m […]

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Lace, chevrons, crochet in the round, warm and solid fabric, you can create anything with Tunisian crochet. And I am so excited to share new patterns in our free Tunisian eBook, 7 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns Plus Tips on Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches and How to Tunisian Crochet, with you. Tunisian crochet is a wonderful […]

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I’ve been so fortunate to spend a lot of time in New Orleans and Charleston this past year, two of my favorite cities. Every trip to these vibrant places adds dozens of pictures to my inspiration file–including many pictures of old ironwork gates, fences, and balconies. The intricate iron designs are ideal inspiration for chain […]

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I’ve gained a new passion and respect for wire jewelry in the past two years, and it’s largely due to discovering how versatile wire and wire jewelry making is. In fact, I’d go so far as to say there’s almost no jewelry to be made without the use of at least some kind of wire […]

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What’s it like to be a beginner? Sometimes it’s wandering aimlessly through piles of yarn, thousands of patterns, and wondering how to get started. Other times it may feel triumphant, attainable. The good news is that each and every knitter was a beginner at one point, and this wealth of collective knowledge is now at […]

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