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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: DC State Fair Fingerless Mitts by Whitney Meagher

After years of experimenting other designers' knitting patterns, Whitney Meagher took the next step - entering her own design in a recent knitting and crochet contest at the DC State Fair. The only requirement was to incorporate the District of Columbia flag. Whitney came up with a pair of fingerless gloves, which ended up taking the… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: DC State Fair Fingerless Mitts by Whitney Meagher

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Emily Explains: Color Combinations

I have to be honest, sometimes I find working with color to be extremely difficult. Seriously, I mean how can one possibly narrow down just a few colors of beautifully spun yarn to work with! And to make that decision quickly?! No way.Ultimately, I end up with the same colors - white or “bluish” grey.… Continue reading Emily Explains: Color Combinations

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Emily Explains: Stranded Knitting in the Round

One of my best friends from high school is from Iceland. She used to go home to visit and come back with photos that looked as if they came from a stunning fashion magazine. The sweaters on her friends and family members were  gorgeous! Many were made by hand, gifts from someone special. I'll never… Continue reading Emily Explains: Stranded Knitting in the Round

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Coffee & Yarn Hat by Kathy Ticho

If there are two things Kathy Ticho knows, it’s coffee & yarn. In fact, she owns a combined yarn shop and coffee house called Knitche, which caters to knitters, crocheters and spinners in the Chicago area, who also enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. So it's no surprise that her most recent design combines both… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Coffee & Yarn Hat by Kathy Ticho