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Guest Blogger: Teresa Gregorio Talks About the Great Northern Collection

Hi! I’m Teresa Gregorio - knitwear designer of bold, feminine, unique pieces. I’m collaborating with fellow designer Leah Coccari-Swift to create Great Northern, a collection of sweaters, accessories and housewares all inspired by the cult tv show, Twin Peaks. One of the first things Leah and I did for this collaboration was brainstorm knitting patterns. And… Continue reading Guest Blogger: Teresa Gregorio Talks About the Great Northern Collection

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Amy’s Thread: Willow Giveaway Winner

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Willow Giveaway last week! Congratulations to our winner... Mary Anne Here's her comment: Love this pattern! Love so many of the colors, but I think I'd put Noche as my #1. Great color choice, Mary Anne!  Your cardigan will be lovely. Didn't win, but still want to… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Willow Giveaway Winner

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Amy’s Thread: Willow Giveaway

Spring has sprung and the season for quick change layers is here. A cozy sweater in the morning that can double as a jacket when the sun goes down is perfect for the mercurial weather of May in New England. Willow, designed by Cecily Glowick MacDonald in Berroco's Peruvia Quick, would be my choice for a… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Willow Giveaway

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Norah’s Knits: Icelandic Influences

Iceland is an amazing place. From glaciers to lichen cover lava fields, geysers to waterfalls, there is a new specactular view around every turn in the road.  I was lucky enough to take a trip there about ten years ago.  Here's a taste of the inspiring landscape John and I encountered (Thanks for the photos,… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Icelandic Influences

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Designer Spotlight: Just One More Cowl by Estella Haines

After years of knitting, Estella Haines gradually transitioned from adapting patterns to designing her own. Her motivation? A 16-year-old daughter with “definite fashion tastes.” Together, they’ve come up with a number of popular patterns. “She loves to draw a sweater, pick a yarn and direct my knitting skills into whatever she desires.” Estella’s most recent… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Just One More Cowl by Estella Haines

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Norah’s Knits: Cuff to Cuff Knitting

If you’re first learning how to knit, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the various techniques and stitches at your disposal. I suggest starting with traditional knitting, particularly when it comes to sweater knitting, to help increase your knitting confidence.  Start with the back to get a handle on your pattern stitch and to make… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Cuff to Cuff Knitting

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Cardamom by Whatthehay

We had a few sweaters this season that seemed to catch everyone’s eye.  Cardamom was definitely one of them.  Knit in the super bulky Berroco Peruvia Quick, it goes without saying that this cardigan doesn’t take long to make.  It’s also cozy and has great texture, combining stockinette stitches, ribbing and a clever cabled button… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Cardamom by Whatthehay