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Designer Spotlight: Zig Zag Mittens by Joleen Kraft

Joleen Kraft is a freelance copy editor and pattern designer who moonlights at her LYS, The Beehive Wool Shop. It’s a great job for connecting with other makers and expanding her fiber knowledge. Read more

Emily Explains: A Few Methods of Yarn Splicing

For every knitter, there comes a time when your project takes more than one skein of yarn. This leads you to a crossroads. How do you join a new skein? There are so many methods to choose from. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Upcoming Knit-Along with the Berroco Design Team

With the holiday season hitting full stride, usually the last thing we think about is what to knit for ourselves. Or at least in theory, but sometimes planning the next project is the carrot on the stick to get us to the finish line.  We’re all for a good carrot – how about a New Year, New Sweater KAL?

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Designer Spotlight: Ho Ho Ho Slipper Socks by Lesley Richards

Most knitters have a disaster story or two from their beginner projects. Lesley Richards refers to hers as the “Mega Sock.” She only knit the one, which was big enough to fit both of her feet, and kept it as a reminder to always check gauge. Read more

Style Your Knits: Flaherty

I’ve already mentioned in a previous blog post how much I love Flaherty from Norah Gaughan vol. 15. So when we started choosing designs for these videos, it got my vote.

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Emily Explains: Fringe

Fringe is so easy and so fabulous. Grab all the yarn that your pattern calls for and knit your piece. Assemble it and get ready for the best part of the pattern…cutting and knotting your fringe! Read more

Emily Explains: Knitting with Beads (as you go)

For this week’s how-to video, I’m showing you a new way to knit with beads. I was motivated to learn this technique when I was putting together next week’s KnitBits. It features a soon-to-be-released free pattern in Cirrus that I’ve been eyeing in the design office for months now! I can’t wait for all of you to see it, too. Read more

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