enchanted knits special issueThe latest special issue from Interweave, called Enchanted Knits, recently launched, and from the look of things it’s a lovely collection inspired by fairy tales and other fantastical stories.

The magazine offers 27 projects in four themes: Ordinary in …

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very shannon's summer sweater knitalongI love a good knitalong (though I’m notoriously bad at finishing things for knitalongs), and Very Shannon’s Summer Sweater Knitalong is a good one. It encourages people who’ve never knit garments before to give it a try, and for everyone …

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yarnmarket sold to love knittingAccording to a notice on their website and an email sent to subscribers, Yarnmarket has closed its doors and its remaining stock has been sold to Love Knitting.

Yarnmarket was an online yarn, pattern and notions store that was in …

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a new season of knitting daily tvSeason 13 of Knitting Daily (the second with host Vickie Howell) is coming to PBS soon (depending on your local station, of course) and the DVD set of the season is available for purchase now (or you can download it …

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finger knitting david babcockRemember the knitting marathoner? Last year David Babcock become the Guinness World Record holder for knitting the longest scarf ever made while running a marathon (at the Kansas City Marathon in October).

Word has it Babcock is headed back to …

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big squeeze knit juicerWe all love our gadgets, but there’s something kind of cold and impersonal about using them. Touching a screen or flipping a switch isn’t very soul-satisfying, but as knitters we know that connecting with yarn is.

Those two things — …

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vote now in the british knitting awardsVoting for the British Knitting Awards for 2014 is now open. There are 20 categories ranging from favorite yarns and companies to the best book of the year and favorite designer.

Two new categories this year are Best Brand for …

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women knit in vermont protestA woman was arrested last week in Vermont after five women staged a knit in at a local gas company. Jane Palmer of Monkton was arrested after refusing to leave Vermont Gas Systems’ waiting room. The women were protesting …

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knitting terms laura birekNPR recently took a look at some special terms used by knitters with the help of Laura Birek (author of the awesome Picture Perfect Knits), who discussed frogging (ripping out knitting) and the sweater curse (if you knit …

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Caron's United yarn helps kids of fallen soldiersCaron has launched a new yarn, called Caron United, that aims to help the children of soldiers who have died in the line of duty as well as providing a good experience for knitters.

The yarn is 100 percent …

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alice springs beanie festival winnerFunky hats abounded in Alice Springs, Australia, with the Beanie Festival and Exhibition that took place late last month. (This article says it goes on through mid-July but I’m not seeing that anywhere on the event’s website, but …

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CreativeBug, Edie Eckman and Red Heart's 12-week cable afghan knitalong courseEdie Eckman, Red Heart Yarn and CreativeBug have teamed up for a 12-week free knitalong course to make a cabled afghan, and the first lesson launched today.

It begins with a discussion of the materials needed — it calls for …

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who is britain's next top knitwear designer?I’d been on the lookout for this one but somehow missed the official announcement. Back in March I told you about the knitwear design contest being held by LoveKnitting looking for the next great knitwear designer in the UK. Hopefuls …

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I-91 Shop Hop mystery tourThe fourth-annual I-91 yarn crawl is happening this weekend, with 12 yarn shops from Vermont to Connecticut participating.

All participating shops will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from noon to

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What knitting looks like in stock photographyLots of websites use stock photography to jazz up their sites without having to pay a photographer, but there are a lot of problem pictures out there for people who are really in the know. And sometimes even for people …

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