Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! The 2014 autumnal equinox will be here come September 22. How will you be taking in the changing of the leaves and enjoying the refreshing cool breezes that makes for a good night sleep? I love taking hikes through the the woods, walking through the crispy leaves, and foremost taking in the splendid bursts of color thatRead more »

Let me introduce you to Stories in Stitches, created by Donna Druchunas and Ava Coleman—Two great friends who’s love of research and history thought, how wonderful it would be to share times past narratives from around the world with knitters of all skill levels . These volumes tell the tale of knitters and their lives along with their traditions, history,Read more »

How do you do your short-rows? Do you wrap and turn? Are you a Japanese short-row kind of girl? (I really need to try those!) Or are you like me and work yarnover turns? For patterns like Jovia and Longfellow I incorporate yarnover turns. I feel like they are the simplest methods of working short-rowsRead more »

It’s T4D day! Tips 4 Designers – and this one is on pattern writing. Stitch counts change. All the time. Unless you are knitting a scarf with a simple stitch pattern that never changes counts you need to keep your knitters in the know! Do you need to let your knitters know every single stitch count change?Read more »

Today on Designer Spotlight we are interviewing Brandy Fortune of Pixie Purls. Thanks for joining us today, Brandy. Like me, you’ve been involved in the craft industry in many various ways: podcaster, designer, online magazine editor, photographer, author…What is it that you love about this industry? And what inspires you to continue to develop newRead more »

In most American knitting publications you will only see yo. However, yon, yfw, and yrn are all valid and slightly different things that are often seen in European publications. Is there a difference? Yes. Let me show you with some illustrations. The classic yarn over (yo) is formed between two knit stitches. Here’s a head-on shot, or crossRead more »

So you wanna submit to a magazine or online publication? It’s not as hard as it seems. A few simple guidelines will help you put together a submission that will reflect your personal style and help the powers that be see your vision. Rule Number One! Yes this one is a rule not a guideline.Read more »

Children have to be educated but they have also to be left to educate themselves. ~Abbe Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928 Can you believe it’s the middle of August already, and you know what that means! Time flies by fast and the young ones will either be starting school for the first time or returningRead more »

Are you someone who avoids using the long tail cast-on because you never estimate the appropriate length for your long tail? Today I’ll show you how, with the help of a center pull ball (or by using two balls), you can cast on using the long tail method without the long tail—No estimating, no runningRead more »

It’s back to school time! My boys start this week. I now have two boys in high school. I find this very hard to believe. I am also now the shortest person in my house at 5’10”. This is also quite unbelievable. But although I miss my boys when school starts back up as aRead more »

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