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Designer Spotlight: Striped Trap by Andra Asars

We lovingly refer to Andra Asars (our New England sales rep) as “the hurricane.” She talks a mile a minute, decides whether or not she likes a yarn in a single touch and knows our collections better than anyone. Read more

Emily Explains: Letting Go… A Lesson of Decreasing in Pattern

I’ve demonstrated a few instances of decreasing in pattern and I thought I was finally starting to get it. But as I approached the armhole decrease in Fleta (the latest project on my needles) I realized I was totally in over my head. Decreasing into a cable can be confusing. Lucky for me, we have a sample of the sweater in the office and my desk is conveniently located right next to the designer! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Brassica Pullover by Elizabeth Smith

The third time was the charm for Elizabeth Smith’s latest design. She knew she had the right yarn, she just needed to make a few modifications. So she knit and frogged (and knit and frogged) and knit it again until she was completely satisfied. Elizabeth is a bit of a perfectionist and Berroco Ultra Alpaca didn’t disappoint! Read more

Giveaway: Happy Feet

Looking for knits that’ll knock your socks off? Cathy Carron‘s latest book, Happy Feet, has more than 40 patterns – some with multiple variations – that will satisfy sock knitters of every skill.

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Emily Explains: Provisional Cast On

Have you been wanting to learn a provisional cast on? Today, I’m going to explain my preferred method. Truthfully, it’s the only method I know, but I still think it’s pretty great!

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Norah’s Knits: Small Projects for Spring – Hand Warmers

I quit wearing my coat a few weeks ago.  It’s not that the weather was warm – far from it, actually – but I am simply done with winter. This time of year, sometimes a pair of hand warmers can make the difference between being cold and being comfortable. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Twisted Rib Cardigan by Renee Lorion

If you’ve ever knit (or shopped) for a little boy, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a real deficit in terms of selection and style. Designer Renee Lorion is helping to change that with her brand, Tot Lot, offering a collection of handknitting patterns that she’s coined “hip knit duds for little dudes.” Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knitter Fidelity

Are you loyal to your knitting projects? Do you work on one project at a time or do you shop around…different projects for different moods? Read more

Designer Spotlight: Beowulf Sweater by Anne Podlesak

Anne Podlesak’s design process often begins with a bit of research. She’ll go to Google or Pinterest and spend hours looking at photos, browsing until she gets some flash of inspiration. Even she doesn’t know where it will take her. Read more

Emily Explains: Sliding Loop in Crochet

Recently, we got a question about one of our crochet patterns that begins in the round with a sliding loop. I crocheted a lot for a previous job, but I had never heard of a sliding loop for crochet. After a quick Google search, I realized this technique is also known as a magic ring or a disappearing ring. It’s a great skill to have because it helps you start crocheting in the round without getting that pesky hole in the top center of your piece.

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