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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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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use project cards to keep your ufos in orderWe’ve all had times when we knew we were putting a project in time out. Usually that is accompanied by frustration and getting the project out of our sight as quickly as possible.

But we really should be kind 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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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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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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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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seams in seamless garmentsA couple of weeks ago I shared with you a post from Audrey Knight about her process for adding seams to a seamless sweater for extra stability and durability.

Since last we checked in with her she’s now written about …

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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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I’ve been meaning to write for a while about a post from Pam MacKenzie about mistakes in knitting books and the state of the industry as more people self-publish and sell individual patterns rather than traditional print books.

I haven’t …

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10 shawls to knit this summer

Just because the dog days of summer are upon us doesn’t mean your knitting needles have to go on summer break.  Knit up one of these gorgeous shawls, perfect for a cool morning commute or warding off a chilly evening.  …

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spinzillaLast year was the first for Spinzilla, a weeklong spinning competition that encourages groups and individuals to make as much yarn as they can to claim bragging rights (as well as a trophy and gift certificates for team members).…

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Check out this amazing knit (yellow) submarine cozy!I shared this one on my Facebook group for knitters over the weekend, but I couldn’t resist sharing it with you all, too, because it’s just so cool.

The HMS Otway in Holbrook, NSW, is a real submarine that is …

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striped baby hatAfghans for Afghans is a longstanding knitting-related humanitarian organization that provides hats, blankets, socks and other warm knit goods to the people of Afghanistan.

Right now they’re in the midst of a June baby shower campaign and are seeking socks …

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