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Designer Spotlight: Cables ‘N’ Cats by Emma Welford

Emma Welford likes to think she has an open mind and a broad palate when it comes to design. She likes cables, lace, colorwork, negative ease, positive ease, accessories, garments and almost every color there is. In other words, she doesn’t often get stuck in a rut.

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Emily Explains: Knit and Purl Through the Back Loop

Only three more days until the release of this seasons new Spring/Summer collection! In preparation, I thought I’d demonstrate a commonly used abbreviation that you will find in many Berroco patterns: knit through the back loop (k tbl) and purl through the back loop (p tbl). By working a stitch through the back loop you are deliberately twisting your stitch. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Aila by J.L. Fleckenstein

J.L. Fleckenstein comes from a family of artists and problem solvers. She sees creating things as a way of communicating something worthwhile, and one of her preferred mediums is yarn. Read more

Emily Explains: Make 1 Right and Left

With a new season coming out soon, I’ve been brushing up on some of our commonly used techniques. Make 1 left (M1L) and Make 1 right (M1R) are my go-to increases when I am designing. Read more

Emily Explains: How To Make Holiday Trees!

December has flown by with work, friends and creative projects. I love the holidays so much, but this year I haven’t had the time to decorate my home. I didn’t even get around to finding the perfect tree until late last night. I got home from a long day of work and holiday worries and knew a Christmas tree was just the thing to lift my spirits. My boyfriend and I brought it home and decorated it. Our tree is perfect, smelling of fresh pine and sparkling with colorful, twinkling lights. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Table Top Tree by Mim Bird

Mim Bird has been knitting since she was 7 and teaching since she was 9. So it’s no surprise that she grew up to own her own LYS, Over the Rainbow Yarn in Rockland, Maine. Read more

Style Your Knits: Paget

What’s better than a cozy knit? A cozy knit that can be worn multiple ways! Read more

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