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Designer Spotlight: Spring Flowers Shawl by Wendy Easton

Wendy Easton first learned to crochet in the 1960s, during a family trip to London. She visited a LYS, where some ladies taught her the basics and sent her off with cotton yarn and instructions for a dress. She still has the dress, which has also been worn by her youngest daughter! Read more

Designer Spotlight: Baby Showers by Amy Stephens

Amy Stephens plays with yarn like it’s her job, mostly because it is. She actually gets paid to review new yarns for her LYS! And she says it was love at first swatch with Berroco Modern Cotton. In fact, she bought about twenty skeins in different colors when it first went on sale and got to work at her other job – designing. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Beowulf Sweater by Anne Podlesak

Anne Podlesak’s design process often begins with a bit of research. She’ll go to Google or Pinterest and spend hours looking at photos, browsing until she gets some flash of inspiration. Even she doesn’t know where it will take her. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Dogwood Beanie by Kendall Nahorniak

Kendall Nahorniak learned the basics of crochet when she was 8 years old, but she didn’t do much with her skills until a couple of years ago. And it wasn’t long before she was designing popular patterns of her own.

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Designer Spotlight: Breakfast Waffles Socks by Rosencrantz Knits

Working as a school teacher in New Brunswick, Brittany (a.k.a. Rosencrantz Knits) has plenty of opportunity to show off her collection of colorful and “cableicious” handknits. In fact, her students have come to expect it! While many of Brittany’s designs are inspired by her love of literature, her latest came from a more practical place – specifically, recess duty, and her feet were freezing! Read more

Emily Explains: Getting Creative with Iwo

I’m excited to say that Iwo is one of our most popular designs for Spring/Summer 2014. This two-tone shawl is knit in Berroco Folio which is a great trans-seasonal yarn made from alpaca and viscose. It’s so soft and light, it can work as an accessory in the spring and summer, but it’s also warm enough to keep cozy in the winter. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Easy Fairisle Knits

Don’t be afraid of Fair Isle knitting. You can do it!  When my friend Grace taught me how to knit, she really pushed the limits by having me make a Fair Isle hat in 2 colors on a circular size 4 needle.   Read more

Designer Spotlight: Mod Floral Blanket by Lisa Clarke

You might say that Lisa Clarke inherited her love of crochet from her grandmother. More specifically, she inherited 123 granny squares when her grandmother passed away in 2011. She then taught herself how to crochet and used her granny’s squares to make special gifts for other members of her family. It wasn’t long before she was hooked and designing patterns of her own! Read more

Emily Explains: Stranded Knitting in the Round

One of my best friends from high school is from Iceland. She used to go home to visit and come back with photos that looked as if they came from a stunning fashion magazine. The sweaters on her friends and family members were  gorgeous! Many were made by hand, gifts from someone special. I’ll never forget the pictures of those sweaters. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Garden Gate and Ivy by Stephanie Dosen

With her “knitting wands” and whimsy to spare, Stephanie Dosen has whipped up dozens of popular patterns under her design label, Tiny Owl Knits. Read more

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