knit this lovely silk scarf with simple elongated stitchesKara over at Petals to Picots had been holding on to a ball of Lion Brand Collection Silk Yarn, waiting for the prefect project to come around. When she learned about making elongated stitches by wrapping the yarn an extra …

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How to finish off a circular knit project. There are lots of little tricks in knitting that you don’t necessarily learn when you’re learning how to knit, particularly if you learned from the Internet (not that there’s anything wrong with that; I’m proud to teach people to knit …

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knits at home giveawayThings are getting just a little crazy in my life right now. It’s about six weeks until my book is due to the publisher, and I still have a lot of work to do, plus an almost-five-year-old who’ll be home …

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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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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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knit mittens inspired by delft potteryKat at Just Crafty Enough is going strong with her challenge to design and knit a pair of mittens every month this year. The June installment was inspired by the Delft pottery she saw during a recent trip to the …

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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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knit some fun hair to spice up a costumeMary Scott Huff recently shared a fun free pattern for knit doll hair with a bow (sided for an adult) over at the Craftside blog. This was a leftover project from her book Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, and …

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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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