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Designer Spotlight: Gracie Tank Top & Pantaloons by Tracie Taggart

As a teenager, Tracie Taggart often designed her own clothing – relying on her mom to sew them into reality. Then she started knitting and realized she could do it all herself! After a bit of trial and error, Tracie started producing patterns under her label, PETALKNITS. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Baby Cakes by Linda Gavaldon

When it comes to designing, Linda Gavaldon sees herself as a problem-solver. She starts with an idea that’s a bit out of the ordinary and then gets to work — playing around with different stitches, layouts and colors until it matches her vision. She’s particularly creative when it comes to designing personalized baby blankets. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Twisted Rib Cardigan by Renee Lorion

If you’ve ever knit (or shopped) for a little boy, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a real deficit in terms of selection and style. Designer Renee Lorion is helping to change that with her brand, Tot Lot, offering a collection of handknitting patterns that she’s coined “hip knit duds for little dudes.” Read more

Designer Spotlight: Helena Bean Cardigan by Jenni Lansing

Between two moves, work and taking care of her two young kids, it took Jenni Lansing about a year to finish her first design. But it was time well spent. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Baby’s First BFF by Mary Triplett

Mary Triplett’s latest design was something of a personal challenge. She often sews teddy bears for people, but this time she wanted to see if she could knit a teddy bear on a blanket using a variety of stitches. “I even had to invent some new stitches because I couldn’t find a stitch that worked just right.” Read more

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

Knitter’s Spotlight: Diamond Panel Pullover by Amy Grace

Amy Grace is always trying to think up cute and practical knits for kids. And she says yarn is one of the most important considerations. “If it’s ‘too itchy’ they will not wear it.”

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Avi by Eileen Vito

Eileen Vito’s first knitting project went to the dogs.  I mean that literally, of course. She knit sweaters for her two dogs.  Unfortunately, both dogs gained weight and the sweaters got too tight.  Eileen says she’s pretty sure this is just a coincidence and not a reflection of their feelings about her knitting!  Either way, she was hooked on her new hobby.  As she puts it, “Once I started, there was no looking back.” Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Kat Coat by JessieAtHome

When I was a little girl, I would have loved to have a knitted sweater coat like the ones Jessie Rayot made for her four-year-old twins.  Okay, if I’m being totally honest I still want one as an adult!  With beautiful colored panels, a full skirt for spinning and an adorable elfin hood, Rayot’s Kat Coat may look as though it’s straight out of a fairy tale.  But she openly admits her inspiration came from the upcycled sweater coats featured on Katwise.com. Read more

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