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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

Barrison’s Travels: New Hampshire Photo Shoot

Barrison bearly had a chance to get over the jet lag from her SoCal vacation before she was on the road again. This time she joined the rest of the design team for our Spring/Summer ’14 photo shoot in New Hampshire. Since it was her second trip to the Granite State, she didn’t have to knit anything new! She put on her favorite cable sweater and headed north. 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

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Caley

I pretty much knew I wanted to knit Caley from the moment I saw it on our model last spring. It’s the only garment designed with our new fall yarn Berroco Brio, and it was just the kind of mindless knitting I needed after (finally) finishing my Merle from our Knit with Norah KAL! Read more

Norah’s Knits: More Ideas for Kodiak

Knitting with Berroco Kodiak is so much fun! It’s soft and light and the pieces knit up quickly. Booklet #337  has a variety of items to choose from and there are three more designs in my vol 13! Looking for even more patterns? Read more

Norah’s Knits: Cable Cardigan Tips and Tricks

If you’ve been following our Merle Cardigan KAL, you know that both Ashley and I have been knitting right along with the rest of the Ravelers and we’re both looking forward to wearing our FO’s. Making a Merle for myself was a great reminder of the all the places along the way that might be tricky – that I have a few tips for and opinions about.  I posted some of these thoughts in the thread of the KAL, but I thought it would be a good idea to gather them together in one place, for easy reference. 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

What Inspires: Variations on a Theme

Sometimes the best inspiration is one’s own past work. I had to get over the feeling that it’s cheating, because a good idea is worth further exploration.  It’s really exciting for me when I think of different ways to use an idea. Read more

Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle Progress & Prize Info

Finally, I’m making some progress. If you read my last post, you’ll recall I was feeling somewhat defeated by all the increases. Turns out, I was doing twice as many increases as the pattern called for….grrrr. Read more

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