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Knitter’s Spotlight: Watermelon Pullover by Gail Pfeifle

When Gail Pfeifle couldn’t find any cute knits for kids, she decided to design her own. Nearly a decade later, she’s come up with dozens of patterns, mostly sweaters, mixing bright colorwork with playful charted designs. Gail’s latest design, “Watermelon Pullover,” is knit in Vintage DK. It’s a great sweater for a cool summer night… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Watermelon Pullover by Gail Pfeifle

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Diamond Panel Pullover by Amy Grace

Amy Grace is always trying to think up cute and practical knits for kids. And she says yarn is one of the most important considerations. “If it’s ‘too itchy’ they will not wear it.” Luckily, she found Berroco Ultra Alpaca to be kid friendly and a perfect fit for her latest design. The Diamond Panel… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Diamond Panel Pullover by Amy Grace

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Avi by Eileen Vito

Eileen Vito’s first knitting project went to the dogs.  I mean that literally, of course. She knit sweaters for her two dogs.  Unfortunately, both dogs gained weight and the sweaters got too tight.  Eileen says she’s pretty sure this is just a coincidence and not a reflection of their feelings about her knitting!  Either way,… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Avi by Eileen Vito

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Kat Coat by JessieAtHome

When I was a little girl, I would have loved to have a knitted sweater coat like the ones Jessie Rayot made for her four-year-old twins.  Okay, if I’m being totally honest I still want one as an adult!  With beautiful colored panels, a full skirt for spinning and an adorable elfin hood, Rayot’s Kat… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Kat Coat by JessieAtHome

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Maxim Sweater by XXKnitWhispererXX

Booklet #303 Berroco Remix is full of classic patterns for the entire family.  If you’re looking for a great knit for kids, you’ll love the textured sweater, Maxim. XXKnitWhispererXX recently made Maxim for her daughter and she’s gotten a lot of compliments on it.  She says she loves knitting with Remix because it’s machine washable.… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Maxim Sweater by XXKnitWhispererXX

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KnitBits Preview: Inspiration for Babies & Toddlers

I love when designers share their knitting inspiration. If you’re like me, you’ll want to check out tomorrow’s KnitBits. It features a beautiful video about the design process behind our latest book, Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers.  Some of the objects that influenced our patterns might surprise you! Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies &… Continue reading KnitBits Preview: Inspiration for Babies & Toddlers