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Designer Spotlight: Rainbow Chevron Pillow by Mary Beth Temple

Mary Beth Temple says she’s never not knitting or crocheting. She teaches at conferences across the country, as well as online, and has authored eleven books about yarn crafts, with more on the way. Chances are you’ve come across some of her designs. Read more

Amy’s Thread: What to Knit for Spring

Spring is trickling slowly but surely into the Northeast. After a few days of rain followed by some chilly, bright sunshine, we can even see a bit of lawn starting to reappear. It’s still too cold here to really start thinking about wearing summer clothes, but I’ve hit my limit with the repetition of the winter wardrobe. This is when I reach for quick to knit projects in warmer weather yarns.

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Designer Spotlight: Beluga Buddy Toy by Megan Kreiner

After a long day creating digital art for her job at DreamWorks Animation, Megan Kreiner loves to unwind by making things with her own two hands. She learned to knit and crochet when she was young, and began designing toy patterns in 2012. Read more

Emily Explains: Wet Blocking and Blocking Wires

It’s the first day of our Fall/Winter ’15 photo shoot, which means the past couple of weeks have been all about finishing touches. One part of the process that is especially important is wet blocking. I thought I knew how to do it, but the girls in the office gave me a few pointers to achieve my ultimate blocking potential. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knit.Purl Spring/Summer 2015

Fiora is not so secretly my favorite yarn of the season. With the stitch definition of cotton, the drape of viscose, the bounce of wool and the subtle shimmer of alpaca, Fiora is everything I want in an all-season yarn.

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Designer Spotlight: Simple Eyelet Cowl by Gretchen Tracy

Gretchen Tracy’s stash is filled with one or two skeins of various yarns that she is always trying to knit up in creative ways. Usually, she waits for the yarn to tell her what it wants to be…no matter how long it takes. Read more

Emily Explains: A Quick Knit for Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Today was off to a horrible start when I realized I forgot to wear something green! With some yarn and needles, I got right to work during my lunch break to solve this problem. I knitted myself a four leaf clover!

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