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Sometimes gauge just doesn’t work the way you planned

I started crocheting about two years ago. As with any new craft, I started small and made cowls, hats, scarves, and other accessories. A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to make my first crochet garment and chose the Drops Summer Bliss Vest. This long, lacy vest has a Boho feel, and I really…

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Recap: TNNA 2017

How do yarn industry professionals get education and networking opportunities for our businesses? We actually have our very own trade show! The National Needlearts Association (TNNA) hosts needlearts wholesale trade shows, and I just got back from my trip over the past weekend to Columbus, OH. TNNA is an international trade organization representing retailers, manufacturers,…

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Knitting is Healthy

Knitting is healthy! One thing I always comment on to beginning knitters is that it’s a meditative hobby. When you first learn to knit, it can help to count each step as you’re making the knit stitch. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. Repeating this mantra allows you to focus on what your…

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Meandros Mosaic Mitts KAL: Week 3

Congratulations to Mary Wills and Johna Wrzosek, the Giveaway Prize Winners! They each received two skeins of yarn for their projects (either Noro Silk Garden or Queensland Brisbane), generously donated by Knitting Fever! Welcome to week 3 of the #LMBKAL Mosaic Mitts knitalong! This is the last week of the KAL, in which we will…

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Meandros Mosaic Mitts KAL: Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the #LMBKAL Mosaic Mitts knitalong! Each KAL post starts with an overview that outlines what we’ll be learning and working on for the week. You should read the “review” section before working on the corresponding “action” section of the pattern. At the end of every KAL post, you’ll receive information on where…

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Meandros Mosaic Mitts KAL: Week 1

After weeks of anticipation, today’s the day we kick off the Meandros Mosaic Mitts knit-along! Each KAL post will start with an overview that outlines what we’ll be learning and working on for the week. You should read the “review” section before working on the corresponding “action” section of the pattern. At the end of every KAL post, you’ll…

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Rhinebeck Goodies

Our recent “Fiber Adventure Trip” to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival was a visual treat, and elicited many goodies! As part of the trip, attendees were given a “goodie bag” with donations from some special friends and colleagues: Varian Brandon donated her Blue Flame Cowls pattern. Varian is a master at stranded colorwork design, check out her…

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