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Amy’s Thread: Knitter’s Style

Angie aka silver bell on Ravelry knit Chock from Norah Gaughan vol. 14, and she styled it perfectly: a good pair of jeans, a classic button down and the cutest loafers!

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Designer Spotlight: Mod Floral Blanket by Lisa Clarke

You might say that Lisa Clarke inherited her love of crochet from her grandmother. More specifically, she inherited 123 granny squares when her grandmother passed away in 2011. She then taught herself how to crochet and used her granny’s squares to make special gifts for other members of her family. It wasn’t long before she was hooked and designing patterns of her own! Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Garden Gate and Ivy by Stephanie Dosen

With her “knitting wands” and whimsy to spare, Stephanie Dosen has whipped up dozens of popular patterns under her design label, Tiny Owl Knits. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Robyn Chachula

Robyn Chachula claims that her transition from structural engineer to crochet designer was relatively smooth. She simply changed her medium from concrete to yarn! Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: A La Mode by Lori Versaci

With the name a la mode, it’s no surprise that Lori Versaci’s handknit sweater was actually inspired by a look on the runway at New York Fashion Week.  It was few years back that she saw a metallic pullover sweater paired with a stiff, straight skirt. It looked like a kind of fashionable armor. Soon, Lori was mixing pattern stitches and knitting her new design. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Karma Kables by Linda Benne

It takes lots of practice to become the fastest knitter in North America. Just ask Linda Benne. She earned that title in 2004, knitting 253 stitches in just three minutes! Of course, she doesn’t mind slowing her needles to perfect a design. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Coffee & Yarn Hat by Kathy Ticho

If there are two things Kathy Ticho knows, it’s coffee & yarn. In fact, she owns a combined yarn shop and coffee house called Knitche, which caters to knitters, crocheters and spinners in the Chicago area, who also enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. So it’s no surprise that her most recent design combines both these passions. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Braid Station by Angela Dickson

As I near the end of my very first cable-knitting project, I’m not sure why I waited so long to give this technique a try. I guess I thought something so pretty would be more complicated!

If you’re new to cables, too, or just looking for a beautiful project, Angela Dickson’s Braid Station is a perfect place to start! Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Baby’s First BFF by Mary Triplett

Mary Triplett’s latest design was something of a personal challenge. She often sews teddy bears for people, but this time she wanted to see if she could knit a teddy bear on a blanket using a variety of stitches. “I even had to invent some new stitches because I couldn’t find a stitch that worked just right.” Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Ona’s Slouchy Tee by Donna Palicka

After 21 years working for an international architectural firm, Donna Palicka left the corporate world and opened her own yarn shop – the Sister-Arts Studio in Chicago. Her goal then, and still today, was to teach the fiber arts to all ages, or as she puts it, “teach love.” Read more

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