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

Is your stash piling up? Here are some, um, "creative" techniques for getting every last ounce of storage space out of your home.

As a proud resident of a state whose temperatures can stay below freezing for up to half the year, I am very well-versed in

During my brief but illustrious career as a baker, I was tasked with building the breakfast menu. Someone else provided the toast, bagels, sweet

If you follow sports at all, you may recognize the name Tim Brown. A former New Zealand footballer, Brown played on the All Whites

December started with a bang, fresh on the heels of Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Goodshop Sunday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday

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

  "How many skeins do I need for a sweater?" The project may vary, but the question doesn't. When faced with a new yarn and a vague

The washing machine has long represented the point of no return for woolens. Drop something in there by mistake, and, unless the yarn has

Ten years have passed since I began these year-end retrospectives. In that decade, our world has changed significantly—our knitting world and the world at

China has brought us many exciting fiber innovations over the last decade, from bamboo to crab shells, jade, milk, and soy. Today, thanks to

We have an insatiable appetite for new and novel fibers. We've created yarns made from corn and bamboo. We've seen yarns dusted with jade,

Have you ever wondered why some people are drawn to one color, while others prefer a totally different palette? Why do we feel blue, roll