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Archive for January, 2014

Designer Spotlight: Fringeworthy by Shelley Brander

They say two heads are better than one. That’s especially true when those heads belong to two talented knitters and shop owners! In this case, it started with a “recipe” that Shelli Westcott, owner of Knitterly, came up with for a self-fringing shawl. She shared it with Shelley Brander, owner of Loops, who added a bit of her own flavor and created a beautiful new pattern, Fringeworthy. Read more

Get to Know Berroco: Berroco Remix

There are a lot of things that make Berroco Remix a special yarn. Even before I knit my Adeline in it, I was intrigued by its rustic look and the way it felt – soft but full of texture. How does Remix get such a unique look and feel? It’s actually an interesting story…

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Emily Explains: Picot Cast On

I’m always looking for new ways to embellish my knits and the picot cast on was at the top of my list. I finally had the chance this week to learn how it’s done.  Read more

Norah’s Knits: Vogue Knitting Live Cable Design Class

I always have so much fun at Vogue Knitting LIVE! This year, I decided to offer a new class on one of my favorite topics – designing cables. I began by sharing Read more

Designer Spotlight: Mouette Mittens by Emily Ringelman

After a recent move from California to Delaware, Emily Ringelman realized that her supply of winter weather gear was severely lacking. (Can you say polar vortex?) So, as any knitter would do, Emily turned to her stash and picked out some Vintage DK to make a pair of “warm, non-itchy” mittens! Read more

What Inspires: A New York City Knitting Adventure

I’m always knitting for work, but when it comes to knitting for me, I tend to get into slumps where I don’t pick up my needles for a while. I get overwhelmed by all of the projects and ideas that run through my head. Does this happen to you, too? Read more

Emily Explains: How-To Cast on More Stitches in Your Knitting

The other day, Ashley started knitting her very own Barrison Bear for our new knit-along. After knitting the legs the separately, the pattern tells you to join the two pieces, casting on one stitch in the middle. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Crochet Red

Yes, I do knit way more than I crochet, but the craft I learned first – the one that really got me started making up my own designs – is crochet.  So when Laura Zander asked me for a design for her book, Crochet Red, I didn’t hesitate. I even whipped up the piece myself, which turned out to be a fun break from knitting! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Poncho Zillah by Jessica Mounts

Jessica Mounts loves knitting for her nieces and nephews. In fact, her latest design was inspired by and named after her baby niece, Zillah! Read more

DIY Hair with Jennie Kay Beauty: Side Braid from Booklet #336

It’s one of those things that makes our booklets look so nice, yet it has nothing to do with yarn. I’m talking, of course,  about the fabulous hairstyles created by our go-to hair and makeup artist, Jennie Kay Plumb. Read more

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