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Designer Spotlight: Simple Eyelet Cowl by Gretchen Tracy

Gretchen Tracy’s stash is filled with one or two skeins of various yarns that she is always trying to knit up in creative ways. Usually, she waits for the yarn to tell her what it wants to be…no matter how long it takes. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Hushfall by Joan Forgione

Some knitters like to follow a pattern line for line. Joan Forgione is not one of those knitters. She much prefers designing her own patterns – something she attributes to being “bossy.” Read more

Style Your Knits: Prickly Poppy

No matter how warm it gets, I never go anywhere in the summer without a lightweight cardigan. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Reduce, Reuse Market Bag by Kirstin Webb

When it comes to knitting, crocheting and designing, Kirstin Webb tends to “wing it.” She learned the basics from a grandmother when she was young and got a refresher from her husband’s family as an adult. From there, she did a lot of reading and experimentation. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Boho Banded Jacket by Kathy Perry

Kathy Perry has been knitting most of her life, but she’s still picking up new techniques through her design work. Her recently published pattern, Boho Banded Jacket, came about when an editor asked Kathy to create something using reverse Fair Isle. At the time she didn’t know what that meant, but she’s a quick learner!

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Changing Charts & Colorwork Challenges

I cannot wait to cast on for our Agave KAL! So many gorgeous colors and textures combined in a fun and flattering sweater – I honestly don’t think Alison could have designed it any better. And that’s my problem…

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Designer Spotlight: American Blue by Gus Baxter

Gus Baxter picked up knitting pretty quickly. It was only a year ago that he signed up for his first lesson at Close Knit. Two months later, the owners called to offer him a job. Now he’s working to become a full-time designer. Read more

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