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Posts from the ‘inspiration’ Category

Simple Intarsia Knitting with the Teeter Totter Shawl

The Teeter Totter Shawl from Berroco Portfolio Vol 2 is a great crescent-shaped shawl worked in five colors of Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Fine. The shawl does use just a little bit of intarsia to join colors at points along the mid-section of the shawl, but it’s really easy intarsia knitting—you’re only working with two colors in a row. The problem, as with many colorwork knitting projects, is choosing which colors you’re using.  Read more

A week on Instagram

Last week the Design Team was on location again photographing the Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Shooting “Fall” in Spring can be a challenge but this year the weather obliged us with a late season Nor’easter that quickly melted away over the course of a single day.

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Knitter Style: Banner Pullover in Ultra Alpaca Chunky

Ellen Mason has a fabulous design sense that always knocks my socks off. She has a knack for clever twists on classic concepts that feel both familiar and completely new at the same time. The result is wearable designs that blend seamlessly into an everyday wardrobe, but there is always a whimsical element that keeps the piece feeling fun and fresh.  Read more

Amy’s Thread: Toys!

Amy’s Thread: Fishbones!

I am in love with the Fishbones pattern by Mary Jane Muckelstone for Portfolio Vol. 1, and I’m not the only one. Some of you have been knitting this pattern in multiples.

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Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions

Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you keep them?

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Amy’s Thread: Great Work from Indy Designers

Beautiful work by Independent Designers gets published everyday, we try to highlight as many as we can in our Designer Spotlight series and in my occasional Designer to Watch Series. Here is a short list of a standouts we didn’t get to talk enough about from 2015.

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