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First came Shelter, launched in 2010—and then Loft the following year. Quarry completed the trilogy. All three of the core Brooklyn

I'm a sucker for cashmere and cute packaging. But there's something more to these kits, which actually don't look like kits

Once the backbone of the British empire, wool has declined in value so much that it's being buried or burned

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how-tos

How do you keep that spark alive? You know, the one that drove you to knit in the first place, that

The day I completed my first sock was a day of liberation. For years I'd been mystified by socks, never

Most knitters have been taught from day one not to tie knots in their yarn—or, at a minimum, not to do so

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tools

The principle underlying knitting is simple: You use two pointed sticks to pull loops of string through one another. But

You could say that Julie Weisenberger has a thing for gadgets. The creative brain behind the knitwear design line Cocoknits, Julie

Sometimes the most useful tools are also the simplest. They have no moving parts, they require no batteries or clamps.

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travels

I've always dreamed of seeing London in December. When I heard news that Pompom was having a Christmas party and

The 2015 Knitter's Review Retreat Canandaigua, NY November 12-15, 2015 A funny thing happens when you bring knitters together. Create a space—a comfortable,

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Books

We have loads of superb mitten books, the best of which tend to focus on a

Kate Atherley has long served as the technical editor of Knitty.com, the oldest and largest

I'm strangely smitten with Stina Tiselius' new collection of knitted potholder patterns. Potholders, you say? I

In the world of teams, few are as prolific and popular as the dynamic Swedish/Norwegian

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