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Amy’s Thread: Trend Spotting

Knitted dresses and skirts are back!

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Designer Spotlight: Extreme Hedonism by Geanie Helfrich

There are lots of different reasons to start knitting. Geanie Helfrich was motivated to learn after she saw a beautiful handknit sweater featured in a catalogue. She couldn’t afford to buy it, but decided if someone else’s hands could make it so could hers…eventually. A trip to the local library led to a trip to her LYS, which began her obsession with knitting and yarn. Read more

Style Your Knits: Emmeline

Emmeline might just be the dress version of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Take four women of various ages, heights and sizes, add this knitted dress, and, if I do say so myself, the results are pretty fabulous! Read more

Emily Explains: Colorwork With Two Hands

For those of you who have not seen it already, booklet #360 Folk Art is full of beautiful garments and accessories using colorwork. I’m dying to knit Dahlia and Agave for this spring. Read more

Amy’s Thread: No-Knit Yarn Valentines

This post could also be called “What To Do On the Snow Day Before Valentine’s Day,” as this is a good crafty project to do with kids. String hearts are good projects for all ages, so my first-grader and I teamed up to document the process step-by-step.

 

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Designer Spotlight: Ella by Irina Eberhardt  

Irina Eberhardt’s grandmother used to say, “if your mittens and socks are made out natural fiber, arthritis will not bother you.” Those words stuck in Irina’s mind and still influence her yarn selections when designing. Read more

Emily Explains: Slip, Slip, Purl

There are some things in knitting that will always confuse me. When I am following charts, I tend to make myself a little cheat sheet on a Post-it as a constant reminder of what my symbols mean. Read more

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