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Designer Spotlight: Promenade en Forêt by Julie Archambault

When Julie Archambault first learned to knit, her mother and aunt told her she was holding her needles incorrectly. Julie continued to knit her way and proved she could do it well. These days, she’s the one teaching them new techniques! Julie recently began publishing her own designs, starting with a shawl she knit in… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Promenade en Forêt by Julie Archambault

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Designer Spotlight: Aibell Pullover by Kelene Kinnersly

It seems like knitting came into Kelene Kinnersly’s life exactly when she needed it. Several years ago, she was diagnosed with a muscle disease that meant she was unable to continue running – a longtime passion. Then, a friend’s pregnancy prompted her to try knitting...and she never looked back. Kelene transitioned quickly from a self-taught… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Aibell Pullover by Kelene Kinnersly

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Designer Spotlight: Beowulf Sweater by Anne Podlesak

Anne Podlesak’s design process often begins with a bit of research. She’ll go to Google or Pinterest and spend hours looking at photos, browsing until she gets some flash of inspiration. Even she doesn’t know where it will take her. Anne’s Beowulf Sweater is a striking, unisex design named after the classic Scandinavian folktale. While… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Beowulf Sweater by Anne Podlesak

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Norah’s Knits: Top-Down Knitting (or Never Say Never)

Over the years I've designed a lot of  sweaters with seams and I can still think of a slew of reasons to like pieced and seamed knitting, but that's not where this discussion is heading. As I've mentioned previously, I started out preferring to knit in the round. The first few sweaters I ever designed… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Top-Down Knitting (or Never Say Never)