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Making Giveaway Winner- and some thoughts on Colors

Congratulations to Three Pretty Posies on winning the Making + Remix Light giveaway. Our contest has ended, but you can still get copies of the Making Dots issue from Making Magazine.com When I originally proposed the idea, I had swatched in the shade Almond. I was picturing it as being a perfect spring/summer piece in pale… Continue reading Making Giveaway Winner- and some thoughts on Colors

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Knitting Derecho for the Berroco Remix Light KAL

While there's technically no "official" pattern for the Berroco Remix® Light Knit-Along (KAL), many of us are knitting Derecho from booklet #386 Berroco Remix Light. We like the idea of the open-ended KAL for a couple of reasons. First, it allows people to come together in celebration around a particular yarn—in this case, Berroco Remix Light,… Continue reading Knitting Derecho for the Berroco Remix Light KAL

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The 11th-Hour Sweater: Introducing Malmo

Bright cheerful colors, quick knitting, and a sweater in a weekend? That's the short version of my new Malmo Sweater, published today as part of the HollaKnits Winter 2016 collection. Malmo is inspired by the bright colors and bold shapes of Scandinavian designs—cheerful prints and repeating motifs that catch the eye and make me happy. I… Continue reading The 11th-Hour Sweater: Introducing Malmo

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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… Continue reading Knitter Style: Banner Pullover in Ultra Alpaca Chunky

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Amy’s Thread: All Seasons Knitting

The Berroco Spring launched in January featuring 3 new yarns for 2016 and a collection of new patterns to go with them. Here in the northeast United States, temperatures have settled in to seasonal norms (high today of 28F) and I'm more anxious to start new projects that will keep me cozy while I knit… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: All Seasons Knitting

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Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions

Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you keep them? I'm not really one to make a lot of resolutions for January 1,  but I'd really like to commit 2016 to knitting more of the things I want to wear instead of always only knitting the things I want to design. I have a short… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions

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Emily Explains: My yarn broke and there is a hole in my knitting… help!

The other day I noticed a small hole in my handknit sweater. Alas, my yarn had worn down to almost nothing and snapped! I was lucky because I had an extra skein of the yarn that I made the sweater with. Using the duplicate stitch I wove a new piece of yarn into the row where the yarn… Continue reading Emily Explains: My yarn broke and there is a hole in my knitting… help!