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Amy’s Thread: Finding Inspiration and the Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads winner!

Last week I shared a peek at Cirilia Rose’s new book, Magpies, Homebodies & Nomads. Thank you so much to everyone for sharing your thoughts on how you get inspired! I’ve collected a few of my favorite comments to highlight for you -

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Amy’s Thread: Exploring Style with Cirilia

The long awaited release of Cirilia Rose’s book Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads: A Modern Knitter’s Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style (2014 Stewart, Tabori and Chang) finally came at the beginning of the month – and it’s a stunner.

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Designer Spotlight: Burren Pullover by Alexis Winslow

A self-taught knitwear designer, Alexis Winslow loves garments with stripes, modern colorwork motifs and interesting construction techniques. You can see this bold style in the 20 patterns from her new book, Graphics Knits. Read more

Emily Explains: Van Der Zee Cloche and a Giveaway!

When I first opened Amy’s book, New American Knits, I fell in love with the Van Der Zee Cloche immediately. I quickly added it to my queue on Ravelry and anxiously waited for the time to knit it. Although the yarn Amy used in her book is beautiful, I chose Berroco Abode  in color #8802 (pattern requires 2 skeins) for my hat. Abode is perfect for the pattern! It has beautiful color variation and is incredibly soft, made of 100% merino wool.  Read more

Designer Spotlight: Blue Diamond by Jennifer Cirka

Pets can’t knit or crochet, but as Jennifer Cirka and other owners know, they tend to be very “supportive” of any activity involving yarn. Jennifer will sit on the couch with a crochet project in hand and her “big, goofy Greyhound,” by her side – at least that’s how they start. More often than not, they end up in a photo-worthy position! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Kung Fu Knits by Elizabeth Green Musselman

After more than a decade working as a college history professor, Elizabeth Green Musselman was ready for a change. She traded in the textbooks for knitting needles, focusing on a future in knitwear design and editing. Read more

New American Knits Winner

We were blown away by the response to our New American Knits giveaway! I wish we could give you all a a copy of Amy’s book, if only so I could see her Parrish Mitts in all those different Berroco Ultra Alpaca color combos! Read more

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