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Emily Explains: Yarn and Color Alternatives for Mille

This week's free pattern Mille, designed by Amy Christoffers, is perfect for the chilly months. It is a large, seed stitch cowl that can be wrapped around your neck a few times to keep you looking stylish but feeling warm. Mille is knit in Berroco North Star, made with palette of sophisticated neutrals, five of the seven North… Continue reading Emily Explains: Yarn and Color Alternatives for Mille

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Designer Spotlight: Odeseed by Chris Rieffer

As the owner of Linden Yarn & Textiles, Inc., Chris Rieffer sees customers ranging in age from 5 to 95 – all excited about the possibility of making something new. She also spends her days surrounded by beautiful yarns and colors. What more could a knitter and designer ask for? Odeseed is a colorful, seed… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Odeseed by Chris Rieffer

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Designer Spotlight: My Friend Virginia by Rose Williams

Rose Williams has been knitting and crocheting for most of her life, but this year her projects have added meaning. She set a personal challenge to design patterns in honor of friends – picking one friend for each letter of the alphabet. My Friend Virginia is a lightweight mini-poncho named in honor of a fellow… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: My Friend Virginia by Rose Williams

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Designer Spotlight: Evening Whispers by Kam Baker

By day, Kam Baker is the artistan behind Everyday Peacocks, a brand of fancy stitch markers and shawls pins that she refers to as “yarn jewelry.” By night, Kam is a multitasking mom of three, often cooking, cleaning and wrangling kids while knitting. She doesn’t have as much time as she’d like to design, but… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Evening Whispers by Kam Baker

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Designer Spotlight: Baby Cakes by Linda Gavaldon

When it comes to designing, Linda Gavaldon sees herself as a problem-solver. She starts with an idea that’s a bit out of the ordinary and then gets to work -- playing around with different stitches, layouts and colors until it matches her vision. She’s particularly creative when it comes to designing personalized baby blankets. Linda’s… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Baby Cakes by Linda Gavaldon

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Designer Spotlight: Movie Theatre Hat by Stephanie Engle

You never know when inspiration will hit. For Stephanie Engle, it happened while she was at the movies with her daughter. She saw a cute hat on a woman sitting in front of them and kept the stitch patterns in mind for a future project. It was nearly a year before Stephanie put those ideas… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Movie Theatre Hat by Stephanie Engle

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Designer Spotlight: The Little House by Mary Lee

Mary Lee loves knitting Christmas ornaments for her friends and family. After all, they’re cute, quick to knit and one size fits everyone! This year she came up with a new ornament design, which can be customized to celebrate any special event! The Little House is a tiny, 3-dimensional ornament that looks exactly like it… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: The Little House by Mary Lee

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Knitted Blankets

Is there anything better than a handmade gift that's truly loved? J’s Blanket – project by mgustafson06 (pattern by Norah Gaughan) Raveler mgustafson06 spent more than a year knitting “J’s Blanket,” and judging from her daughter’s reaction, the project was certainly worth her efforts! The beautiful blanket is based on Norah’s “Swirl” blanket from our Comfort… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Knitted Blankets