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Norah’s Knits: Knit for Yourself!

The rush of the gift-giving season has subsided and the cold of winter is setting in. This is about the time I dream of knitting for myself.  I’m hoping to have more free time to snuggle up on the couch with a cat or two, get an old movie playing and knit. Read more

Emily Explains: Ways to Wear a Triangle Shawl

This summer I found a shawl at a flea market in Portland, ME. It’s a triangle shawl made of white silky yarn and trimmed with fringe that sways with my every move. This shawl has become one of my favorite accessories because it can be manipulated and worn in a variety of ways, making the form look  different each time! Read more

What to Knit: Nancy

Nancy Bacon is not your typical grandmother from Minnesota. She’s 61 going on 20, full of energy and enthusiasm! We all had a great time getting to know Nancy as we filmed our latest episode of What to Knit. Read more

Emily Explains: Ways to Wear Big Scarves

The air is chilly again today and I officially want to be snuggled in a blanket all the time. This becomes a bit of a problem when life resumes and, you know… I have to go out in public. My best solution? Knit a big cozy scarf…

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Emily Explains: Knitting with Two Circular Needles

If you read my post last week, you’ll know that I’ve been trying to teach myself how to use the magic loop method. I promised that I would start my next pair of socks using this method…

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What to Knit: Cambria

The first thing I noticed about Cambria was her height. Of course, it didn’t help that she was standing next to Norah! Cambria had warned us about her 6 ft frame before agreeing to be our What to Knit model, but we were up to the challenge and confident that a number of our new patterns would look great on her.  Read more

Emily Explains: Knitting with the Magic Loop

Socks are one of my favorite things to knit. I love making them from start to finish. A sock is small enough to fit conveniently in my bag and travel with me wherever I go. Although sock knitting keeps me calm in stressful situations, it can be frustrating when my stitches slide off my double pointed needles. Read more

Emily Explains : What does SSK really mean?

We’ve had a busy week here in the design office with a photo shoot, design meetings and even a visit to the Yarn Sellar in Maine (Thank you, Carrie!). I am so happy to be back in the office today to write and reflect on it all.

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Emily Explains: Torrey’s Rib Pattern

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Spinning Yarns in New Hampshire for a day. I got to know Margot (the owner), Kerri, and Dianna (Margot’s mom!). It was so wonderful! I joined in on their morning class where everyone brought the project they were working on. All of the knitters were helping each other and sharing ideas. It was a day filled with knitting and great conversation! We discussed everything from our favorite yarns and patterns to techniques we found confusing. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Handmade Wedding Gifts

The etiquette involving wedding presents seems to be constantly changing and differs so very much family to family. I wouldn’t dream of advising anyone on the proper gift to give to friends or family on their happy day, but I do know that the handmade gifts I’ve received have meant a lot to me, and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same. If you’re thinking about unique gift options, why not knit consider knitting something for the bride and groom?

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