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Designer Spotlight: Arlene is Not a Yak by Holly Janzen


If you’re like me, you appreciate an interesting pattern name. When I wrote Holly Janzen to ask about featuring her pattern, Arlene is Not a Yak, I had to know the story behind the name. As it turns out, Holly designed this pattern for a friend who owns a plush ostrich named, Arlene. So really, Arlene is not a yak! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Alphabet Headband by Kelly McClure

For Kelly McClure, knitting is more than a means to an end. It’s a social tie to people she otherwise would not have met – people from her local yarn shop and halfway around the world. In addition to her Bohoknits label, Kelly designs for Ambler Hats, a company that employs and empowers women in developing countries through handknitting. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Sandy Shores Buttoned Top by Vera Sanon

Vera Sanon says that yarn is her passion, but you might say it’s in her blood. Her great-grandmother was a master of all needle arts and taught Vera to knit and crochet as young girl. Her mom owned a yarn shop, where Vera got her start in knitwear design. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Promenade en Forêt by Julie Archambault

When Julie Archambault first learned to knit, her mother and aunt told her she was holding her needles incorrectly. Julie continued to knit her way and proved she could do it well. These days, she’s the one teaching them new techniques! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Lady Edith Hat by by Jamie Rathbone

After 30 years of crocheting off and on, Jamie Rathbone developed a bit of a fiber obsession. She learned to knit and has started experimenting with spinning, dyeing and weaving, too! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Asymmetrical Shrug by TheMailoDesign

Creative is the first word that came to my mind when browsing through patterns in TheMailoDesign’s shop on Ravelry. Interestingly enough, the woman behind these designs never considered herself an artsy person. At least not until her friends and family urged her to share her unique creations with the world.  Read more

Designer Spotlight: Oh, The Places You’ll Go Baby Blanket By Linda Thomas

Linda Thomas has always loved Dr. Seuss’s book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” When she discovered the baby version, “Oh Baby, Go Baby,” she was inspired to crochet a blanket to match the book’s colorful cover. Read more


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