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Archive for July, 2014

Designer Spotlight: Riflebird Wrap by Jennifer Raymond

Sometimes an artist or designer gets hooked on a theme and explores all the possible variations. Picasso had his Blue Period and Jennifer Raymond, at least for the moment, is fascinated by crochet worked through the back loops. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: So Many KALs, So Little Time

I love knitting and crocheting all year round – day or night, no matter the weather. That said, I do find it hard to balance my desire to knit with my desire to soak up the all-to-few beautiful days of summer. Read more

Emily Explains: Embellished Socks

I love embellishments of all kinds but embroidery and a little bit of lace are my favorite. I went through a phase in college where I sewed lace onto all of my wool boot socks. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Campfire Shawl by Lucinda Iglesias

Knitting for 12 years and crocheting most of her life, Lucinda Iglesias claims she still can’t really follow a pattern. But that hasn’t stopped her from designing patterns of her own! She just grabs yarn (she owns a LYS called Mont Tricot, so she’s got plenty to choose from) and starts playing. Read more

New American Knits Winner

We were blown away by the response to our New American Knits giveaway! I wish we could give you all a a copy of Amy’s book, if only so I could see her Parrish Mitts in all those different Berroco Ultra Alpaca color combos! Read more

Emily Explains: Getting Started With Chock

In the summertime, I love having a simple shawl at hand in case I need to cover up from the sun or a cool breeze. Chock, a beautiful lace pattern from Norah Gaughan vol. 14, knit in Maya is a perfect choice. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitter’s Style

Angie aka silver bell on Ravelry knit Chock from Norah Gaughan vol. 14, and she styled it perfectly: a good pair of jeans, a classic button down and the cutest loafers!

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Designer Spotlight: Learn Reversible Intarsia Sampler by Laurinda Reddig

There’s nothing that can make up for the loss of a child, but when Laurinda Reddig lost her baby daughter, Rowan, she used crochet to help cope with her grief. Inspired by a blanket she had received while her daughter was in hospital, Laurinda designed her first crochet sampler afghan and started a NICU blanket project in Rowan’s memory. In addition to donating her own crochet blankets, Laurinda encourages others to do the same by sharing her designs and crochet techniques. Read more

Barrison’s Travels: 4th of July

Barrison Bear loves to travel the world, but for this 4th of July she decided to explore a little closer to home. She dreamed up a sassy summer dress and planned a weekend filled with friends and fun activities. Then Hurricane Arthur stormed up the East Coast and, quite literally, rained on her parade.

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New American Knits Giveaway

If you’ve visited Ravelry, your LYS or the bookstore lately, you may have noticed a fabulous collection of knitwear patterns that just hit the shelves. New American Knits, designed by our very own Amy Christoffers, is a compilation of 20 classic knits, all inspired by great American artists. Read more

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