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Knitter’s Spotlight: Mitten Pocket Cardi by Loren Cherensky

Loren Cherensky’s first knitting lessons didn’t go so well. She was only five at the time and a lefty, so it was hard for her to learn from her right-handed mother. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Watermelon Pullover by Gail Pfeifle

When Gail Pfeifle couldn’t find any cute knits for kids, she decided to design her own. Nearly a decade later, she’s come up with dozens of patterns, mostly sweaters, mixing bright colorwork with playful charted designs. Read more

Ask Amanda: What’s the difference between Fair Isle and intarsia?

When you’re starting out with color knitting, it can be kind of tricky to understand the difference between Fair Isle and intarsia. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Zip-N-Zag Bag by Kim McClellan

Kim McClellan almost never leaves home without her knitting bag. She’s been known to knit while waiting in line, watching movies and touring with her musician husband.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Mixology by Rachel Horsting

Knitting has been an important part of Rachel Horsting’s life since she was a little girl. Rachel’s mother taught her the basics when she was four and by the time she finished college, Rachel was coming up with her own designs. She continued knitting while she pursuing her master’s degree, working as a high school teacher and raising a family. She even continued knitting as her family traveled abroad for her husband’s research. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Woodstock Dress by Heather Dixon

Heather Dixon’s love of knitting started early on. She says she asked her mom to teach her when she was just four or five, but her mom was too busy. Instead, Heather got a “Learn to Knit Kit” and taught herself – knitting and reknitting until she got it right.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Verge by Shelly Stilger

Being stuck in bed isn’t so bad if you’re learning to knit and crochet. Just ask Shelly Stilger.  Her sister-in-law taught her how to do both when she was recovering from a surgery 15 years ago. A few years later, Shelly turned her hobby into a business. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Colorful Mittens

I’ve been a glove girl for years, but I’m ready for a change.  Mittens are on my “Must Knit” list this winter because they’re warmer, easier to slip on and tend to be more colorful – so I can easily spot the one that inevitably falls out of my pocket in a dark parking lot! Read more

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