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Amy’s Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?

Whether I’m designing or knitting for fun, my knitting choices tend to start with the yarn. I fall in love with the yarn first and the pattern follows. I find tweedy yarns irresistible and, this week, I’ve been hunting for the perfect pattern for a sweater's worth of Berroco Remix in the shade “Night Fall”… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Which comes first the yarn or the pattern?

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Designer Spotlight: Skullcracker by Carissa Browning

Carissa Browning wouldn’t design just any old hat. She prefers to “fiddle around with unusual construction methods.” That's how she came up with her latest design, Skullcracker. This seemingly simple, stockinette cap starts with a magic cast on and is knit in alternating rectangles that are created by picking up stitches from the previous edges.… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Skullcracker by Carissa Browning