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CLOSED: Plum Dandi Knits Giveaway

Thanks for entering the giveaway! Lily is the winner of our giveaway—but stay tuned, we'll have many more! Huge congratulations to our friends Alicia Plummer and Melissa Schaschwary on their new book Plum Dandi Knits (F+W Media, 2017)! A collection of knits filled with beautiful details in Plum Dandi Knits features 23 projects that reflect the designers'… Continue reading CLOSED: Plum Dandi Knits Giveaway

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Book review: Mosaic and Lace Knits by Barbara Benson

Barbara Benson is a little bit of an insane genius. I first noticed her propensity toward beautiful madness with her Golden Lion Throne pattern, and then again in her Courant pattern featured in Twist Collective. Now she's encapsulated her brand of ingenuity into a book, Mosaic and Lace Knits (Stackpole, 2017).  Barbara's iconic brand of knitting brilliance… Continue reading Book review: Mosaic and Lace Knits by Barbara Benson

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Designer Spotlight: Kung Fu Knits by Elizabeth Green Musselman

After more than a decade working as a college history professor, Elizabeth Green Musselman was ready for a change. She traded in the textbooks for knitting needles, focusing on a future in knitwear design and editing. Kung-Fu Knits is a combination knitting pattern and comic book that Elizabeth designed with active little boys in mind.… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Kung Fu Knits by Elizabeth Green Musselman

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Norah’s Knits: Books about Knitting

I have a lot of books. I can’t seem to resist buying these packages filled with possibilities. Craft, interior design books and knitting books are special temptations. If a book has any possibility of being useful to my design process, it’s even harder to resist. My work library ranges from books on indigenous crafts, origami,… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Books about Knitting