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Designer Spotlight: Twigs by Novel Reed

Novel Reed had a knack for knitwear design even before she had mastered all of the basics. Her first project as an 8-year-old novice was a knitted tube dress for a Barbie doll. She couldn’t figure out how to bind off, so she slipped the tail of her yarn through the live stitches and turned… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Twigs by Novel Reed

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Amy’s Thread: Choose Your Yarn Adventure (Part II)

In my last blog post, I shared some thoughts on yarn substitution. I compared Ultra Alpaca to Maya - two yarns that look different but behave similarly. Both have good stitch definition and produce fabrics with a lot of drape, so they're a great match. Since I have the luxury of many of different yarns at my disposal,… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Choose Your Yarn Adventure (Part II)

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Giveaway: Crocheting Clothes Kids Love

When I'm making a gift for one the many adorable kids in my life, I tend to prefer crochet over knitting. There are few reasons for this, but mainly, it's because crochet is quick (and they grow so fast) and a great way to get creative! So I have to tell you how much I… Continue reading Giveaway: Crocheting Clothes Kids Love

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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. The Helena Bean Cardigan is a sweet little sweater that’s bursting with texture. Its mix of cables, lace and bobbles is impressive, especially for a… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Helena Bean Cardigan by Jenni Lansing

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Barrison’s Travels: SoCal Summer Vacation

After a busy summer, and before an even busier fall, Barrison joined me for a long weekend in Southern California. The weather was perfect and Barrison was beach ready! She knit an adorable pink bikini on the plane using Berroco Weekend. Then she added an orange flower with some scrap Berroco Weekend Chunky that I… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: SoCal Summer Vacation

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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. Loren later got a left-handed friend to teach her, only she ended up knitting righty, anyway! Despite her early confusion, Loren has had a… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Mitten Pocket Cardi by Loren Cherensky

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Cabana Blanket by Dori Kershner

Dori Kershner knits, crochets, designs and runs the Wooly Monmouth yarn shop in New Jersey. Spending all that time with yarn has proven to be very inspirational for Dori. She designed the Cabana Blanket with Berroco Weekend in mind! “I wanted a simple design to showcase its summery colors.” The look and feel make this… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Cabana Blanket by Dori Kershner