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Archive for October, 2013

Emily Explains: Duplicate Stitch

We all love Fair Isle and intarsia, but sometimes those techniques can be a little intimidating. And what if you only want to add color in a small section of your knitted piece? Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: A La Mode by Lori Versaci

With the name a la mode, it’s no surprise that Lori Versaci’s handknit sweater was actually inspired by a look on the runway at New York Fashion Week.  It was few years back that she saw a metallic pullover sweater paired with a stiff, straight skirt. It looked like a kind of fashionable armor. Soon, Lori was mixing pattern stitches and knitting her new design. Read more

Barrison’s Travels: New Hampshire Photo Shoot

Barrison bearly had a chance to get over the jet lag from her SoCal vacation before she was on the road again. This time she joined the rest of the design team for our Spring/Summer ’14 photo shoot in New Hampshire. Since it was her second trip to the Granite State, she didn’t have to knit anything new! She put on her favorite cable sweater and headed north. Read more

Christmas in Crochet Giveaway: Winners!

I have to say that I really enjoyed reading all of your comments for our Santa Cocoon Giveaway! Whether you’re expecting a new addition to the family or simply wanting to share your talents with others, it is nice to see so much generosity. Not that I’m surprised…crocheters and knitters are the best! Read more

Emily Explains: Knitting Swatches for Inspiration

I have to be honest…sometimes I get so overhwelmed by choosing a project that it keeps me from starting anything. I end up knitting many swatches instead. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Handcrafted Christmas Gifts

Holy cow, it’s October!  That means I just have time to squeeze in one last serious knitted Christmas present.  I’ve compiled a list of projects that would make good gifts.  Later in the season, I’ll talk about little last minute gifts on our blog, but this is a list of more serious accomplishments. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Karma Kables by Linda Benne

It takes lots of practice to become the fastest knitter in North America. Just ask Linda Benne. She earned that title in 2004, knitting 253 stitches in just three minutes! Of course, she doesn’t mind slowing her needles to perfect a design. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Caley

I pretty much knew I wanted to knit Caley from the moment I saw it on our model last spring. It’s the only garment designed with our new fall yarn Berroco Brio, and it was just the kind of mindless knitting I needed after (finally) finishing my Merle from our Knit with Norah KAL! Read more

Christmas in Crochet Giveaway: Win a free Santa Cocoon kit!

I love all holidays but, in my opinion, nothing quite compares to the magic of Christmas!  There’s time with family, good food, classic carols and cheesy movies – not to mention, an opportunity to knit or crochet something warm and cozy while watching the snow fall outside! Read more

Emily Explains: Creative Embroidery

Fall is creeping on in, which means it’s time for me to start pulling out my beloved woolens. I love basic hats to keep me warm throughout the fall and winter, but I’ve been thinking it might be fun to embellishing them with a bit of embroidery. Read more

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