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Designer Spotlight: Jeweled Lattice Afghan by Amy Ramnarine

A former preschool teacher, Amy Ramnarine is now a full-time mom and crafter. When she isn’t running after her daughter, she runs a blog and Etsy shop called The Stitchin’ Mommy where she shares recipes and sells her patterns. Read more

Barrison’s Travels: Summer Road Trip

It’s been a beautiful summer in New England, especially for Barrison. Still, she couldn’t resist an opportunity to get on the road again. Read more

Emily Explains: Steam Blocking

Steaming is a great and gentle way to finish your knitted garment or accessory. Just like wet blocking, steaming allows your stitches to bloom and the fabric to even. The benefit to steaming is that it takes less time to dry! You can block, steam and throw on your fabulous garment or accessory in no time at all. Read more

Amy’s Thread: What size?

What is the difference between “To Fit Bust Size…” and “Finished Measurements” and what is ease all about anyway?

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Designer Spotlight: Black Baccara Cardigan by Nancy Vandivert

When Nancy Vandivert teaches knitting and crochet classes, she likes to share this mantra with her students, “take a deep breath and remember that you are the goddess of your project.” And she speaks from experience. Nancy has been knitting and designing for years, and she became a TGKA-certified master knitter in 2010. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Flaherty With a Bit of Flair

My Flaherty has flair…at least that’s my official position. In reality, I royally flubbed this project. And I didn’t notice my mistakes until I was 14 inches and several months in.

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Emily Explains: Color Options for Splice

What is soft, cuddly and furry all over? Marmot! This yarn’s soft fur-like texture lends itself to many fun accessory patterns, but Norah believed it would make a lovely garment, too! Splice is a simple pullover that combines both Vintage DK for the sleeves and Marmot for the body. Read more

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