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The Better Sweater Series #3 Body, Swatch, and Sweater Measurement

Episode #3 in this series focuses on issues of measurement for bodies, swatches, and sweaters! We’ll chat about how to measure your body, what swatches can tell us, and how to read the knitting of a sweater for clues about … Continue reading

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Episode 33: Keep Calm & Carry Yarn

Episode 33 features a cameo by Spencer! I discuss the calming effects of knitting in public; my Laitis sweater is finished; and there is a crochet dog bone to boot! Plus, a project bag review and giveaway from Bags by … Continue reading

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What are your superheroine names?

Hello good people of the fiber and yarn world! This weekend I have a special treat: a follow-up interview with Adache and Marce–the Dyenamixx Yarn duo mom and daughter team. You asked . . . and they answered! They even … Continue reading

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Camouflage Knitting

Just checking in folks . . . have you all seen the Guardian article on camouflage knitting? You can check out the full article here–complete with great photos! But you may also want to visit the awesome website of the … Continue reading

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Episode 32: What’s with the Weird FO?!

Episode 32  is packed with maker madness! My new book is out!!! And there is a Targhee spin to discuss! Plus, two, yes, two sweaters!  In the mail: Shakleton Yarn from Fiber Trek, a Knit Together Project square; and some … Continue reading

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Designer Dialogues: Kephren Pritchett

I have a real treat for you today! While looking up a knitting technique recently, I stumbled upon Kephren Pritchett’s website: Kephren Knitting Studio and, well, stayed a while. I loved what I was seeing: beautiful patterns, excellent tutorials, and … Continue reading

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“Nettles for Textiles” w/ Allan Brown

Brilliant video about the process of making fiber from nettles. The methods are simple and really, just take time. This film tracks the process from plant to finished fiber. Enjoy! <p><a href=”″>NETTLES FOR TEXTILES</a> from <a href=”″>Allan Brown</a> on <a … Continue reading

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