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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

Amy’s Thread: Marmot Day

Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog day, the day when according to some a Groundhog (AKA Woodchuck… AKA Marmots) will wake up from hibernation, look out of his hole and predict the length of winter. According to the contributors to Wikipedia, rodents are accurate predictors of the weather 39% of the time. Which is not an impressive average.

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Designer Spotlight: January Snow by Maggie Fangmann

Maggie Fangmann adores things that have history, whether it’s the former mining town where she lives or the tradition of knitting in her family. She can trace their love of needles and yarn back to her great-great-grandmother in Denmark. And she’s adding to that history with every new design.

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Emily Explains: Snow Day Fun

When I am home on a snowy day there is nothing I want to do more than curl up with a bowl of popcorn, some tea and yarn. Yesterday, I had the popcorn and the tea, but I did not have enough yarn to cast on for a new project!  Read more

Amy’s Thread: Storm Prep for Knitters

If you’re not in the Northeast, bear with me…you might have heard we’re preparing for an epic blizzard. First things first, check your head lamps for batteries! You don’t want to get caught in the dark with nothing to do. Next, check your stash. I don’t know what it is about big weather events, but they always make me want to start something new. This week I’m suggesting a few of my favorite quick(isn) knits from recent Knitbits issues to get us through the storm.

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Designer Spotlight: Colour Me Surprised Cowl by Emily Manasc

A full-time student and part-time yarn shop employee, Emily Manasc doesn’t have much free time for knitwear design – at least when she’s awake.

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