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Annabelle lives in a cold little town surrounded by snow and black chimney soot. One day she discovers a box most knitters could only dream of finding. In it, yarn of every color. Naturally, she takes the box home and knits

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I first heard about the Exmoor Blueface sheep from John Arbon back in 2010 when I was in London for Knit Nation.

Any time I see cashmere with an unusual twist, I get excited. This fine, short-stapled fiber is all about delicate tenderness

A few years ago at Interweave Knitting Lab in Manchester, New Hampshire, I ventured into the North Light Fibers booth.

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Blocking is one of those intensely personal things, like swatching and even knitting itself. Some of us have a laissez-faire,

Are you new to socks? Did you finish the How To Knit Socks tutorial and are you ready for your

What on earth could a kitchen scale have to do with knitting? A lot more than you may think. Take a

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First came the Knitter's Block, an ingenious set of padded floor tiles that you can assemble in different shapes to block

Addi Turbos are the Cadillac of nickel-plated brass circular knitting needles, setting a standard against which all others in the

What makes a yarn split? I get asked this question a lot, and the answer is complicated. At a very

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Until just four years ago, western Canada had no major annual knitting gathering of its own. All that changed when two

New York Sheep and Wool Festival Rhinebeck, NY October 17-18, 2015 If the yarn world were football, the New York Sheep and Wool Festival would

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Once you have a few socks under your belt and feel confident with the basics,

In 2013, I embarked upon a project called The Great White Bale. Over the course

It began with a simple idea: By repeating a certain sequence of knit and purl

The gap between what we see and what we knit can be vast. To capture

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