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Posts tagged ‘Berroco Ultra Alpaca’

Designer Spotlight: The Harvest Pumpkin by Bonnie Burton

An experienced knitter with a professional background in marketing, Bonnie Burton has found her niche in lifelike knitted displays. She started several years ago with a knitted picnic scene aimed to catch shoppers’ eyes as they passed the large front window of Colorful Stitches – a LYS that Bonnie co-owns in Lennox, MA. Thanks to consumer shows and the Internet, it gained attention in the greater knitting community and beyond. Her work is so realistic, several people mistook the knitted sculptures for an actual buffet! Read more

Amy’s Thread: The Season of Cabled Pullovers

My favorite trend that I’m seeing this fall is big, cozy, cabled pullovers. The kind that knit up double quick in chunky gauges with bold cable patterns, that transition from fall jacket to winter weekend staple.

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Designer Spotlight: Avoca Fingerless Gloves & Mittens by Patricia Hart

Patricia Hart grew up watching her mom make beautiful things without any patterns. Patricia says that this creativity she witnessed as a child inspired her own design career with knitting and crochet.

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Amy’s Thread: Good Finishing Starts at the Beginning

Finishing isn’t just the final slog of assembling the pieces – it is the details that make the design. Choosing the right way to finish a project really starts at the beginning. The right cast on complements the bind off and the finishing techniques.  Read more

Amy’s Thread: What’s On the Needles

New England has taken a turn into fall weather – in the last week we went from beach weather to beautifully moody gray skies and brisk morning temperatures – sweater knitting season is here! Read more

Amy’s Thread: Swatch like you mean it!

About a month ago, Karen Templar of Fringe Association posted a picture of the Amanda sweater from the book “Essentially Feminine Knits” by Lene Holme Samsøe. I instantly knew that this was going to be my next knitting project – and I wasn’t alone. Karen’s hosting a knit-along that starts September 15th, so there is still time to choose your yarn and join!

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Designer Spotlight: Grey Dolman Cardigan by Irina Anikeeva

Irina Anikeeva grew up in Russia with a mom who knit and sewed for a living. Knowing her mom didn’t have much time to make anything else, Irina asked her mom to teach her the basics. She says it was “love at first stitch.” Read more

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