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Designer Spotlight: Zig Zag Mittens by Joleen Kraft

Joleen Kraft is a freelance copy editor and pattern designer who moonlights at her LYS, The Beehive Wool Shop. It’s a great job for connecting with other makers and expanding her fiber knowledge. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Ho Ho Ho Slipper Socks by Lesley Richards

Most knitters have a disaster story or two from their beginner projects. Lesley Richards refers to hers as the “Mega Sock.” She only knit the one, which was big enough to fit both of her feet, and kept it as a reminder to always check gauge. Read more

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: Evergreen Basket by Darla Fanton

After nearly half a century knitting and crocheting, it’s fair to say Darla Fanton is something of an expert. She has produced more than 100 designs over the years and is known for reintroducing and popularizing old techniques. Read more

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

Designer Spotlight: Little Man Waistcoat by Lissa Snyder

Lissa Snyder knows that designing is a process – sometimes, a very frustrating process. From mismatched pinstripes to a run-in with a hungry kitten, her latest design truly tested her patience. Despite those and other problems, she kept knitting until she got it right. She says it’s now one of her favorites! Read more

Designer Spotlight: The Harvest Pumpkin by Bonnie Burton

An experienced knitter with a professional background in marketing, Bonnie Burton has found her niche in lifelike knitted displays. She started several years ago with a knitted picnic scene aimed to catch shoppers’ eyes as they passed the large front window of Colorful Stitches – a LYS that Bonnie co-owns in Lennox, MA. Thanks to consumer shows and the Internet, it gained attention in the greater knitting community and beyond. Her work is so realistic, several people mistook the knitted sculptures for an actual buffet! Read more

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