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Designer Spotlight: Snug-as-a-Bug Baby Bunting by Denise Balvanz

Most people would think raising 8 children is a full-time job, but Denise Balvanz balanced that with various entrepreneurial endeavors. She spent 25 years running a sewing and alterations business. Then she got into teaching and designing knitting patterns. Denise was inspired to design her Snug-as-a-Bug Baby Bunting while expecting her first grandchild. Knit in… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Snug-as-a-Bug Baby Bunting by Denise Balvanz

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Emily Explains: Beginning a Project with an I-cord

I love simple edges to garments and am always curious about ribbing or garter stitch alternatives. In the Spring/Summer '15 collection, we designed Lobelias, Mojave Aster and North Shore to begin with an i-cord for a perfectly simple aesthetic. Want some help getting started? First, cast on the required number of stitches and knit an i-cord:… Continue reading Emily Explains: Beginning a Project with an I-cord

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Designer Spotlight: Head Scarf by Kathy North

Kathy North had no formal introduction to knitting, crochet or design. Instead, she’s spent the past few decades figuring it out as she goes. Kathy says her “big break” came when one of her patterns made the cover of magazine in 2007. These days Kathy's design are in a number of different publications. One of… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Head Scarf by Kathy North