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Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Eileen, the winner of our Splendid Apparel by Anna Zilboorg (XRX, 2015) giveaway!

Thank you so much to everyone who commented! There were so many great recommendations that I thought I’d recap the recurring themes from the comments for you – 3 authors in particular that came up over and over again.

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Designer Spotlight: Free Bird by Margeau Soboti

After several years working for Gucci and Vogue Knitting, among others, Margeau Soboti decided to focus on independent knitwear design. Her first book, Margeau Chapeau, comes out soon and she’s already working on a second! Read more

What Inspires: Thoughts of Home

Growing up, I moved a lot. With each new place we would unpack the boxes, hang the quilts and paintings on the wall, and make the beds with lots of blankets and pillows. Textiles that my mom made and collected were a huge part of what made a new strange place a home.  Read more

Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway

When I taught myself to knit (from a library copy of Montse Stanley’s Knitter’s Hanbook* and Leslie Stanfield’s The New Knitting Stitch Library) there wasn’t this amazing online community of knitters and blogs. There was no Ravelry, and most of the yarn shops were very different than they are today.

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Emily Explains: Beginning a Project with an I-cord

I love simple edges to garments and am always curious about ribbing or garter stitch alternatives. In the Spring/Summer ’15 collection, we designed Lobelias, Mojave Aster and North Shore to begin with an i-cord for a perfectly simple aesthetic. Read more

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

Emily Explains: Working the Lace Pattern for Nina

Fibers and materials I like to wear change as the seasons change, but all year round I like to wear loose swingy tops and dresses. In booklet #354 Berroco Mixer, our “disco” collection, I designed an a-line tank top, that fits this flowing description. Read more

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