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Designer Spotlight: Extreme Hedonism by Geanie Helfrich

There are lots of different reasons to start knitting. Geanie Helfrich was motivated to learn after she saw a beautiful handknit sweater featured in a catalogue. She couldn’t afford to buy it, but decided if someone else’s hands could make it so could hers…eventually. A trip to the local library led to a trip to her LYS, which began her obsession with knitting and yarn. Read more

Style Your Knits: Emmeline

Emmeline might just be the dress version of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Take four women of various ages, heights and sizes, add this knitted dress, and, if I do say so myself, the results are pretty fabulous! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Ella by Irina Eberhardt  

Irina Eberhardt’s grandmother used to say, “if your mittens and socks are made out natural fiber, arthritis will not bother you.” Those words stuck in Irina’s mind and still influence her yarn selections when designing. Read more

Designer Spotlight: January Snow by Maggie Fangmann

Maggie Fangmann adores things that have history, whether it’s the former mining town where she lives or the tradition of knitting in her family. She can trace their love of needles and yarn back to her great-great-grandmother in Denmark. And she’s adding to that history with every new design.

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Designer Spotlight: Colour Me Surprised Cowl by Emily Manasc

A full-time student and part-time yarn shop employee, Emily Manasc doesn’t have much free time for knitwear design – at least when she’s awake.

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Colorful Hats Giveaway

It’s hard to believe that Knit and Crochet Now! is already starting its sixth season! That means 13 new episodes featuring more than 40 patterns – not to mention, new techniques and tips from host Brett Bara, designers Ellen Gormley, Robyn Chachula and Kristin Nicholas, as well as a few special guests. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Kvitt by Talitha Kuomi

Talitha Kuomi’s path to knitwear design was winding, and it involved a number of odd jobs. From forklift operator to bridal seamstress, Talitha says she was happy to do whatever fit at a particular point in her life. And the skills she picked up along the way are part of the reason her current work is such a good fit. Read more

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