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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

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

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Barrison 2.0

After taking several trips with Barrison Bear last year, I’m really excited to finally be knitting a Barrison of my own!  Read more

Designer Spotlight: Skullcracker by Carissa Browning

Carissa Browning wouldn’t design just any old hat. She prefers to “fiddle around with unusual construction methods.” That’s how she came up with her latest design, Skullcracker. Read more

Spring/Summer 2014 Preview

I don’t know about you, but after experiencing this week’s polar vortex, I’m more than ready to think about spring! I’m longing for warm, sunny days, blooming flowers and beautiful lightweight knits! Are you with me?  Read more

Designer Spotlight: Get-up-and-go Cowl by Diane Augustin

Diane Augustin has been knitting and crocheting for most of her life. What’s she’s learned over the years, is that it’s still the simple one or two skein projects that make her happiest. That goes for knitting and designing. Her Ravelry designer page is filled with beautiful cowls and other accessories– many also featuring her love for beadwork.

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Designer Spotlight: Snowflake by Stephanie Mason

Stephanie Mason describes herself as an “all around crafty lady.” She knits, crochets, embroiders and whips up beautiful new designs at an impressive pace. Recently, she set a lofty creative goal – to design and publish 100 baby sweater patterns in one year! She’s even set up a website to share her progress. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Bella Necklace Trio by Shelby Allaho

When it comes to designing crochet patterns, Shelby Allaho tends to go with the flow. She works mainly in free-form crochet, which gives her the flexibility change paths mid-project. As she’s found, sometimes the kerchief you planned to design really just wants to be a purse. Read more

Designer Spotlight: DC State Fair Fingerless Mitts by Whitney Meagher

After years of experimenting other designers’ knitting patterns, Whitney Meagher took the next step – entering her own design in a recent knitting and crochet contest at the DC State Fair. The only requirement was to incorporate the District of Columbia flag. Whitney came up with a pair of fingerless gloves, which ended up taking the top prize! Read more

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