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Posts tagged ‘Berroco Ultra Alpaca’

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

Designer Spotlight: Aila by J.L. Fleckenstein

J.L. Fleckenstein comes from a family of artists and problem solvers. She sees creating things as a way of communicating something worthwhile, and one of her preferred mediums is yarn. 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

Designer Spotlight: Little Man Waistcoat by Lissa Snyder

Lissa Snyder knows that designing is a process – sometimes, a very frustrating process. From mismatched pinstripes to a run-in with a hungry kitten, her latest design truly tested her patience. Despite those and other problems, she kept knitting until she got it right. She says it’s now one of her favorites! Read more

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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