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Julie Weisenberger has a history of making tools that elevate your experience of a task. The Knitter's Block frees us from the cumbersome, monolithic blocking board. The Knitter's Keep helps us keep our favorite tools at hand. And the Sweater Care Kit made even the

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

We've reached that point in summer where even I, the ardent wearer of wool, am switching to cooler cottons and

It takes guts for an American to move to Australia and start a sheep farm—especially if she is a woman

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We've seen them before, those sad and lonely balls of yarn from projects that were abandoned, frogged, and eventually discarded. These

This very easy hat pattern from The Knitter's Book of Wool offers a perfect vehicle for sampling different sheep breeds. It requires

Pattern by Amy Ripton Clara's Note Colorful hand-dyed yarns are fabulous to look at on the skein, but sometimes can be a

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

My house is full of knitting needles, yet I never seem to find the exact size and configuration I need.

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

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The National NeedleArts Association's semiannual trade show took place in Columbus earlier this month. It's where knitting industry players come

It seemed so far-fetched, flying all the way to Scotland for just four days. But something was happening in Edinburgh, something

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

A while ago I received an envelope in the mail. The return address was someplace

My summer reading list is sadly devoid of much knitting content. We have very few

In the late '90s, mitered squares and their entrelac cousins were synonymous with brightly colored,

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