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Knitter’s Spotlight: Coffee & Yarn Hat by Kathy Ticho

If there are two things Kathy Ticho knows, it’s coffee & yarn. In fact, she owns a combined yarn shop and coffee house called Knitche, which caters to knitters, crocheters and spinners in the Chicago area, who also enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. So it’s no surprise that her most recent design combines both these passions. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Sweet Tart Poncho by Aimee Alexander

“Twirliness” may not be a word, but it was a key requirement when Aimee Alexander knit the Sweet Tart Poncho for her 5-year-old daughter. She was so pleased with her design that she also knit a smaller version for her 2-year-old. Read more

Knitter’s Spotlight: Centre-Ville Dress and Cardigan by Nancy Eiseman

Nancy Eiseman must have creativity to spare. By day, she designs jacquard-woven fabrics that are used for upholstery. By night (or really, whenever she’s off the clock) she designs with her needles and yarn.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Comfort Scarves

I’ve used Berroco Comfort to make a lot of winter accessories.  Most recently, I crocheted a hat for my nephew and knit a pair of fingerless gloves for myself. It seems only natural that a scarf would be next on my Comfort “knit list.” As I was looking for patterns on Ravelry, I noticed that a lot of you have chosen Comfort for your scarf projects, too.  So what makes this basic one of the best? Read more

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: 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

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

Knitter’s Spotlight: Hooks & Needles Rap

Have you ever gone to YouTube to learn about a new knitting technique, only to find yourself listening to a song about how much someone loves yarn?  I love these accidental discoveries, so I thought I’d share one of my favorites.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Maxim Sweater by XXKnitWhispererXX

Booklet #303 Berroco Remix is full of classic patterns for the entire family.  If you’re looking for a great knit for kids, you’ll love the textured sweater, Maxim.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Miniature Alpine Sweater by TgrLly01

Planning to trim the tree this weekend?  You might want to add some knitted ornaments, like our Minutia, as a finishing touch.  With dozens of designs to choose from you’ll be able to deck the halls, too!  Plus they’ll be the fastest handknit sweaters you’ve ever made!  TgrLly01 finished her Miniature Alpine Sweater in just two days. Here’s what she had to say about the project. Read more

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