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Designer Spotlight: Alphabet Headband by Kelly McClure

For Kelly McClure, knitting is more than a means to an end. It’s a social tie to people she otherwise would not have met – people from her local yarn shop and halfway around the world. In addition to her Bohoknits label, Kelly designs for Ambler Hats, a company that employs and empowers women in developing countries through handknitting. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Sandy Shores Buttoned Top by Vera Sanon

Vera Sanon says that yarn is her passion, but you might say it’s in her blood. Her great-grandmother was a master of all needle arts and taught Vera to knit and crochet as young girl. Her mom owned a yarn shop, where Vera got her start in knitwear design. Read more

What Inspires: Wyeth’s Wind from the Sea

If someone was to ask me today who my favorite American painters is, I might pause because it is a tough question, but ultimately, I know I would say Andrew Wyeth. Son of the infamous illustrator, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew was raised in a family that encouraged imagination and creativity. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Promenade en Forêt by Julie Archambault

When Julie Archambault first learned to knit, her mother and aunt told her she was holding her needles incorrectly. Julie continued to knit her way and proved she could do it well. These days, she’s the one teaching them new techniques! Read more

Amy’s Thread: What to Wear With Frances

Frances from booklet #355 Berroco Fiora is shows how great design comes from restraint. Frances was designed by Emily who has an innate talent for perfectly sweet details. In this case, it’s a simple raglan tee with lace edging and a key-hole button detail on the neck back.

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Designer Spotlight: Lady Edith Hat by by Jamie Rathbone

After 30 years of crocheting off and on, Jamie Rathbone developed a bit of a fiber obsession. She learned to knit and has started experimenting with spinning, dyeing and weaving, too! Read more

Style Your Knits: Eula

Eula was a given when we started picking designs for this season’s Style Your Knits videos. Not only does it look great on a variety of body types, it also can be worn forwards or backwards. It almost like you’re getting two tops out of one knit! Read more

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