Easter weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with my family in New Jersey and had a lot of time to think about what I was going to write in this next blog. It seemed that every where I went there were just the cutest little babies and toddlers, in stores or at the restaurants where weRead more »

I love to learn. Part of what took me from absolute newbie to designing my own patterns and teaching classes in a couple of years is my love of a challenge. Every time I chose a new project, I picked it based upon the skill I wanted to learn. So I went from knitting andRead more »

In today’s designer spotlight we have the delightful Barbara Benson. Barbara is a master of creative techniques and stunning color work. You are an amazing designer; what inspires you? It might seem odd but I think that my greatest inspiration is the actual structure of knitting. Figuring out how to convince the stitches to doRead more »

Today in the Designer Spotlight we get to meet the talented designer and author Faina Goberstein. How long have you been designing knitwear? Although I have been designing knitwear before I immigrated to the U.S., I did not publish my designs until 2008. My first publication was a book Casual Elegant Knits with Martingale and Co. That sameRead more »

Charts are a very important part of knitting patterns. Not everything needs to be charted of course, but lace and cable patterns really should be charted if they are of any size. What size? Well that’s up to you as the designer. Paying attention to magazines and books and when they choose to add charts isRead more »