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
Posts from the ‘knitter’s spotlight’ Category
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!
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
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
For many people, Labor Day weekend is the unofficial start of fall. The kids go back to school, the air feels a bit cooler and football season kicks off. Read more
Darlene Joyce was a on a mission to prove that a beautiful knitted shawl does not have to be made with fine weight yarns. That’s how she came up with the pattern for her No. 269 Fuji Shawl, knit in Berroco Fuji!
Laura Biondi’s Versatile Pandora Necklace started as a gift to herself. She had received one skein of Berroco Versa for her birthday and wanted to make something extra special with it. She designed a cute crochet necklace pattern featuring Pandora style beads on three i-chords (which could be knit, as well!). Since then, she’s been flooded with compliments and requests for the pattern. “I’m also teaching a class on the necklace at my LYS, The Red Thread, and the waiting list is full!” Read more