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What's in a name? Say "Donegal" and most knitters think of that robust, hearty stuff from County Donegal, spun on a

Every region leaves its mark on those who live there, whether they're animals or humans. While the cashmere most of

As a proud resident of a state whose temperatures can stay below freezing for up to half the year, I

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One cold windy day in Portland, I realized I was just like the shoemaker's children who had no shoes. Only

In defense of swatching as a practical, spiritual, and deeply creative knitting enterprise all its own - with free patterns

As a proud resident of a state whose temperatures can stay below freezing for up to half the year, I

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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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I’ve just returned from the American Sheep Industry Association’s annual conference, which took place in Denver, Colorado. Knitters don't go

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

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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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