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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

We have loads of superb mitten books, the best of which tend to focus on a specific cultural tradition. My personal favorites are Lizbeth Upitis' Latvian

Kate Atherley has long served as the technical editor of Knitty.com, the oldest and largest curated online magazine of free knitting patterns. Tasked with

Ann Budd is quite possibly the best (and only) person you'd want to teach you how to knit socks. She is the all-knowing guru.

I'm strangely smitten with Stina Tiselius' new collection of knitted potholder patterns. Potholders, you say? I know, I know. Potholders are right up there with washcloths

In the world of teams, few are as prolific and popular as the dynamic Swedish/Norwegian duo of Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison. Their latest

Romi Hill is one of my favorite designers, especially for lace. She has a way of making yarn disappear into a cohesive sheet of

It began as all great ideas do, as a spark of an inspiration, a loose thread that many people would let rest. But Debbie

Once you have a few socks under your belt and feel confident with the basics, you're ready to embark on more challenging projects—and that's

In 2013, I embarked upon a project called The Great White Bale. Over the course of 12 months I, and an intrepid group of

It began with a simple idea: By repeating a certain sequence of knit and purl stitches again and again, you can create gorgeous and

The gap between what we see and what we knit can be vast. To capture the essence of tree bark or a cobblestoned street

A while ago I received an envelope in the mail. The return address was someplace in California, a name I didn't recognize. The contents

My summer reading list is sadly devoid of much knitting content. We have very few good reads that tell a story or convey knitting-related

In the late '90s, mitered squares and their entrelac cousins were synonymous with brightly colored, variegated novelty yarns. The mitered square was a useful

What could be more charming than a family of smiling people, all of whose feet are cozy and warm inside colorful handknit slippers? From the

When knitters gather, our natural tendency is to don our latest handknits for display. The bigger the event, the greater the excitement around finishing

A strange thing happens when Amy Herzog addresses a crowd. A feeling of optimism and confidence permeates the room, a sense of "at last!"

We have few royals in the knitting world. Elizabeth Zimmermann, Barbara Walker, and Mary Walker Phillips are generally considered the trinity. There's a fourth

Socks buffer us from life's hard edges. Whether knit by hand or produced by machine, socks serve as a good set of tires for

"A pattern, no matter how many sizes it includes, is unlikely to fit you perfectly without any changes," writes Ysolda. Size was a key

Here's a novel approach to picking well-fitting garments. Instead of studying gussets and darts and short-rows, measuring every inch of your body and calculating your

On November 30, 1999, Elizabeth Zimmermann passed away at the age of 89. In her newsletters, books, and DVDs, she left behind a legacy

Charts. Some knitters will tell you they're the greatest thing since sliced bread. Others will start hyperventilating and ask you to change the subject. Charts

I'm a great fan of navigating new places on my own, even if it means getting lost along the way. Only by taking a

After 40-plus years of Soviet occupation, the people of Estonia are still trying to sort out who they are. To restore the cultural, religious,

If you want to feel smart, sit yourself down and swatch a few cables. They look far harder than they actually are, and you'll

Each word, photograph, and illustration in this book was carefully scrutinized by me, my technical editor Sandi Rosner, and several extremely observant editors at

This book reminds me of demi-glace, that magical ingredient in many French dishes. It's made by simmering an enormous quantity of beef scraps and

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a master storyteller. Her mind is always working, observing, recording, making connections, remembering things that most of us notice and then

Potter Craft and I, backed up by even more other people, went to great pains to make this the most perfect book possible. But

This is a follow-up to Schurch's previous book, Sensational Knitted Socks. Together, these two highly collectible books make up a powerful sock arsenal that'll keep

While summer may not be the best time to work with qiviut—it is the warmest fiber on the planet after all—it is the perfect time to readabout

The notion of bloggers writing books makes me nervous. Not because I doubt their skill, but because good blogs are often as much about

Knitting is an integral part of my identity, as it has been for many women in this country since the first European settlers arrived.

I've had this book for several months, but I'm only now reviewing it. Truth be told, I've been hoarding it just like I'm hoarding

When I first laid eyes on this book, I thought, "Ugh, not another 'hip' knitting book." I didn't even give it another glance for

For years I've wanted to find solid historical information about knitting that could help me understand who and what came before me. Few if

If you've read Interweave Knits in its early years, you may already be familiar with Ann Budd. The managing editor of the magazine, she's

For most people, the practice of spinning, weaving, and knitting are a luxury rather than a necessity. But during Colonial American times, the home-based making