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What Inspires: Ceramic Art

This week's free pattern, Lyra, is a pair of mittens knit in Berroco Artisan. It features knitted leaves on the top of each hand - a design inspired by imagery that continuously catches my eye as I scroll through Pinterest.Over and over, I have pinned floral ceramic plates that I now know are by the contemporary ceramic artist, Makoto Kagoshima.… Continue reading What Inspires: Ceramic Art

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Emily Explains: How do I make an afterthought thumb?

One of our latest free patterns, Hanne, is a seriously beautiful pair of mittens designed by Amy. They sit on her desk across from me in the office and I want to steal them! They are a pair of stranded colorwork, Scandinavian mittens with an afterthought thumb. I just learned the afterthought thumb technique and it is blowing my… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do I make an afterthought thumb?

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Amy’s Thread: Gauge Matters

Today I have a cautionary tale to share. This is a story about checking gauge. Last week my free pattern, Hanne, was released in Knitbits. Hanne is a pair of Scandi style colorwork mittens. I used two colors of Berroco's new Ultra Alpaca Tonal yarn. This is the same worsted yarn as Berroco Ultra Alpaca, but it's kettle dyed… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Gauge Matters

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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