September 3, 2015
As popular as the smaller one-skein projects remain, I'm seeing more sweater knitters than ever before.
Bigger garments have bigger requirements, especially when it comes to blocking and washing. Designer and sweater-knitter extraordinnaire Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits understands these requirements first-hand. She has created a Sweater Care Kit that is as charming as it is helpful. I'll show you what's inside.
Changes for Knitty
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Head to Reed Point, Montana, on Sunday, September 6, for the 27th annual Great Montana Sheep Drive. Festivities begin at 9am with floats, antique cars, sheep shearing demonstrations, and a petting zoo. At 4pm sharp, join the crowds along either side of the town's main street as the running of the sheep begins. Meanwhile, just a stone's throw from my very own backyard, the Fiber College of Maine takes place September 9-13 at the Searsport Shores Ocean Camping in Searsport, Maine. And finally, from September 17th to the 20th, head to Denmark for the 10th-annual Fanø International Knit Festival—this one is on my bucket list. Find details about these and many more events in our online calendar.
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