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Archive for September, 2013

Norah’s Knits: More Ideas for Kodiak

Knitting with Berroco Kodiak is so much fun! It’s soft and light and the pieces knit up quickly. Booklet #337  has a variety of items to choose from and there are three more designs in my vol 13! Looking for even more patterns? Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Coffee & Yarn Hat by Kathy Ticho

If there are two things Kathy Ticho knows, it’s coffee & yarn. In fact, she owns a combined yarn shop and coffee house called Knitche, which caters to knitters, crocheters and spinners in the Chicago area, who also enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. So it’s no surprise that her most recent design combines both these passions. Read more

Barrison’s Travels: SoCal Summer Vacation

After a busy summer, and before an even busier fall, Barrison joined me for a long weekend in Southern California. The weather was perfect and Barrison was beach ready! She knit an adorable pink bikini on the plane using Berroco Weekend. Read more

Emily Explains: Some Fun Knitting Facts

I adore the fall…the cool air settling in…freshly sharpened pencils…mornings with tea and a good book… and,  most importantly, the big fat fall fashion issues that are delivered to me! Read more

Norah’s Knits: Fair Isle Style – Win a book!

I was very excited when I received my copy of  Mary Jane Mucklestone‘s new book, Fair Isle Style.  An admired colleague and personal friend,  Mary Jane is our secret weapon when it come to photo shoots. She’s been our stylist for the last few years, choosing the clothes and jewelry to best show off our knitwear. Her consummate eye and ability to keep a view of the big picture is invaluable. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Braid Station by Angela Dickson

As I near the end of my very first cable-knitting project, I’m not sure why I waited so long to give this technique a try. I guess I thought something so pretty would be more complicated!

If you’re new to cables, too, or just looking for a beautiful project, Angela Dickson’s Braid Station is a perfect place to start! Read more

What Inspires: Deadlines!

While I like to dream of designing in calm and peace at my own pace, the truth is that deadlines can do wonders for productivity. Read more

Emily Explains: How to Make a Color Blocked Pom Pom

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of playful embellishments. I’m tempted to add fringe to everything! Needless to say, I loved the colorful pom pom that’s sewn to the top of last week’s free pattern, Rist. I have been curious about making a color blocked pom pom and this design gave me the motivation to try. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Knit & Crochet Afghans

While I’m not ready for the summer to be over, I have to admit I’m enjoying the cool crisp nights in New England this week.  The  thought of having an afghan in progress draped across my lap is suddenly appealing. I just have to decide which one to knit or crochet. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Baby’s First BFF by Mary Triplett

Mary Triplett’s latest design was something of a personal challenge. She often sews teddy bears for people, but this time she wanted to see if she could knit a teddy bear on a blanket using a variety of stitches. “I even had to invent some new stitches because I couldn’t find a stitch that worked just right.” Read more

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