Lion Brand Yarn debuted a new feature on its blog today: Crafter Stories. They’re user-produced tales about the good things we’ve seen and done thanks to yarn crafting in public.
The first story is about relying on the kindness …
I follow knitwear designer Allyson Dykhuizen on Pinterest, and I happened to notice not too long ago that she was pinning a lot of stuff having to do with vintage baseball uniforms and logo designs. I wondered what she was …
Have you heard about the Fiber Factor yet? It’s a knitwear design competition that will pit 12 designers against each other in six challenges spanning in length from two to five weeks. Finalists will take part in a seventh challenge …
I love Rowan yarns and their patterns are exquisite, but I’ve never been a huge Rowanette and have never subscribed to their magazine. But right now they have a contest going on that might sweeten the pot for anyone on …
A few weeks ago I shared with you a video of different ways to wear a scarf, which was pretty obviously geared toward women, so I thought today I would offer some advice to any male readers — or …
If you’re in the market for some great knitting books, Vogue Knitting and Sixth and Spring are having their winter book sale, which means you can score books for 25 percent off.
They have so many great books, including …
There’s a really cute story from Kent Online about Sittingbourne knitter Ted Hannford, who presently holds the record for the longest bit of knitting. His piece of French knitting (aka spool knitting, performed on a little device with four …
If you’ve been in the online knitting world for a while, you’ve probably heard of Jimmy Beans Wool. An actual yarn store in Nevada, Jimmy Beans is best known as an online marketplace for a wide variety of yarn …
Most stories about men knitting are what we called in journalism school “hey, Martha” stories. (As in, hey, Martha, take a look at this funny story!) They expect readers to be shocked, and probably a little amused, that men would …
Even though they’ve been at the …
I guess it’s the time of year for all new things to be arriving, and today I got Berroco’s newsletter announcing that yarn company’s new books, new yarns and new colors for spring and summer. What fun!
That link will …
Wool 4, the new pattern book from Quince & Co., was recently released and its a beauty. It doesn’t hurt that the five designs come form two of my favorite designers: Cecily Glowick MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre.
These patterns …
Two years ago, Gregory Patrick was homeless and jobless, living in the woods of south Georgia. He turned his life around, remarkably enough, by knitting teddy bears, and now he wants to go from being a man who can just …
It’s not quite a 10 year anniversary, but the good people at Knitting Daily TV have just released the tenth season of that series, which delves into knitting and crochet techniques, fiber education and more.
I have to admit to …
I came across a story that I think is kind of funny but also says a lot about how great handcrafts are. When filmmaker and writer McCal Roberts was involved in a freak kitchen accident in which his hand was …