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New from Annie’s: Little Knitted Jewels, and a Quick & Easy Knitting with Beads Tutorial from Laura Nelkin

Sometimes students ask me why beads need to be pre-strung, and if they can skip that step and place the beads with a crochet hook instead.  Placing beads with a crochet hook is a lovely look, but what it does … Continue reading

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Socks to Knit for Those You Love

If you’ve been thinking of tackling some new socks in the coming months, I suggest taking a closer look at Socks to Knit for Those You Love, from expert knitwear teacher and designer Edie Eckman. This book contains 18 family-friendly … Continue reading

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Win a Free Copy of Mittens & Hats for Yarn Lovers!

In a recent post, I gave you a chance to learn about Carri Hammett’s book Mittens & Hats for Yarn Lovers. Now, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of her book! This contest is now closed. All you need to do is leave a comment explaining what you … Continue reading


Back to Basics: Practical, Everyday Lace Knits

If you’ve paged through a recent issue of your favorite fashion magazine, no doubt you’ll see that lace is big on the catwalk lately. There’s something truly romantic and timeless about this elegant technique. Knitting lace may seem a bit … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Skein

I can hardly believe that August is here, and that we’re nearing the end of this incredibly hot summer. But believe it our not, it’s time to be thinking about those quick-knit holiday gifts, and now’s the time to get a jump-start.  No … Continue reading

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