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Designer Spotlight: Eleonora Shawlette by Andee Graves

Andee Graves learned to crochet from her mother when she was a little girl. More than 44 years later, she still loves crocheting, designing and generally playing with yarn. Read more

Emily Explains: Picking Up Stitches Along a Garter Stitch Edge

For our Ultra Alpaca MKAL, we each designed colorful, modular garter stitch  squares inspired by Housetop quilts. Knitting this kind of block is really simple and fun! Read more

Ultra Alpaca MKAL: Yarn Quantities

If your interest is piqued to participate in our Ultra Alpaca MKAL, you’re probably wondering how much yarn you need for the project! Here is some information to help you. Please note: all of these are only rough estimates. Your mileage (yardage) may vary! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Free Bird by Margeau Soboti

After several years working for Gucci and Vogue Knitting, among others, Margeau Soboti decided to focus on independent knitwear design. Her first book, Margeau Chapeau, comes out soon and she’s already working on a second! Read more

What Inspires: Thoughts of Home

Growing up, I moved a lot. With each new place we would unpack the boxes, hang the quilts and paintings on the wall, and make the beds with lots of blankets and pillows. Textiles that my mom made and collected were a huge part of what made a new strange place a home.  Read more

Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway

When I taught myself to knit (from a library copy of Montse Stanley’s Knitter’s Hanbook* and Leslie Stanfield’s The New Knitting Stitch Library) there wasn’t this amazing online community of knitters and blogs. There was no Ravelry, and most of the yarn shops were very different than they are today.

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Designer Spotlight: Modern Stripes Baby Blanket by Kelly Komejan

Kelly Komejan is living the dream… or at least working it. As an employee at her LYS, Country Needleworks, Kelly not only spends her days surrounded by yarn, she also gets to teach classes on knitting, crochet and beading. It’s a great way to fund her habit! Read more

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