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Designer Spotlight: Fringeworthy by Shelley Brander

They say two heads are better than one. That’s especially true when those heads belong to two talented knitters and shop owners! In this case, it started with a “recipe” that Shelli Westcott, owner of Knitterly, came up with for a self-fringing shawl. She shared it with Shelley Brander, owner of Loops, who added a bit of her own flavor and created a beautiful new pattern, Fringeworthy. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Mouette Mittens by Emily Ringelman

After a recent move from California to Delaware, Emily Ringelman realized that her supply of winter weather gear was severely lacking. (Can you say polar vortex?) So, as any knitter would do, Emily turned to her stash and picked out some Vintage DK to make a pair of “warm, non-itchy” mittens! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Poncho Zillah by Jessica Mounts

Jessica Mounts loves knitting for her nieces and nephews. In fact, her latest design was inspired by and named after her baby niece, Zillah! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Skullcracker by Carissa Browning

Carissa Browning wouldn’t design just any old hat. She prefers to “fiddle around with unusual construction methods.” That’s how she came up with her latest design, Skullcracker. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Get-up-and-go Cowl by Diane Augustin

Diane Augustin has been knitting and crocheting for most of her life. What’s she’s learned over the years, is that it’s still the simple one or two skein projects that make her happiest. That goes for knitting and designing. Her Ravelry designer page is filled with beautiful cowls and other accessories– many also featuring her love for beadwork.

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Designer Spotlight: Snowflake by Stephanie Mason

Stephanie Mason describes herself as an “all around crafty lady.” She knits, crochets, embroiders and whips up beautiful new designs at an impressive pace. Recently, she set a lofty creative goal – to design and publish 100 baby sweater patterns in one year! She’s even set up a website to share her progress. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Bella Necklace Trio by Shelby Allaho

When it comes to designing crochet patterns, Shelby Allaho tends to go with the flow. She works mainly in free-form crochet, which gives her the flexibility change paths mid-project. As she’s found, sometimes the kerchief you planned to design really just wants to be a purse. Read more

Designer Spotlight: DC State Fair Fingerless Mitts by Whitney Meagher

After years of experimenting other designers’ knitting patterns, Whitney Meagher took the next step – entering her own design in a recent knitting and crochet contest at the DC State Fair. The only requirement was to incorporate the District of Columbia flag. Whitney came up with a pair of fingerless gloves, which ended up taking the top prize! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Earbuds by Linda Courtney

Linda Courtney’s love of knitting started with a gift for a friend. She was twelve at the time, and she really wanted to knit a sweater for her best friend who was moving away. She hasn’t put down her needles since! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Just One More Cowl by Estella Haines

After years of knitting, Estella Haines gradually transitioned from adapting patterns to designing her own. Her motivation? A 16-year-old daughter with “definite fashion tastes.” Read more

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