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Lesson: Knitting Mohair

Working with mohair yarn can be a challenge. Because the yarn is so fuzzy and the fibers are clingy, the yarn will stick to itself as you knit, making it almost impossible to rip out. If you do have to rip, slowly unknit the piece stitch by stitch, using a sharp scissor to separate the furry halo if it gets stuck together. But be careful not to cut the core of the yarn! read more →

How Silk is Made

Here’s a cool video on how silk is made. Check it out! And if you want to learn more, join our Natural History of Knitting Yarn Club. There are a few spots open. We’ll be talking about silk in our next package and more later in the year.   read more →

Looking for Sample Knitters $$

We just receive an email from one of our yarn suppliers called “peace fleece”. They are looking for knitters to knit samples for their new colorways. They pay by the yard. More info below. Peace Fleece continues to work alongside the Navajo Nation, spinning wool with meaning and producing lines of worsted & DK weight.. read more →

15 Mar 2019
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Don’t be a Yarn Snob

Two things happened this weekend that made me think of this: On Facebook, Gaye Glasspie aka GGmadeit, has a weekly knitting Q&A and she asked who was going to Vogue Knitting Live. Well, I’m not, and it’s because I can’t afford to go to a knitting event unless I’m working the show. People often make assumptions.. read more →

Two New Patterns and Kits!

I have two new patterns and kits! The patterns are on Ravelry and the kits are on Craftsy/Bluprint. Tununak Nachaq Cowl Knitting Kit Have you ever noticed that the lower the temperature falls, the higher our necklines become? That explains why oversized cowl necks are the ultimate accessory during the depths of winter! Tununak Nachaq.. read more →

Parts Unknown Viking Cowl KAL

This Knit Along has concluded. Are you ready for a winter KAL? How it Works Sign up by downloading the Parts Unknown pattern PDF on Ravelry. Use coupon VIKING to get it for free. Follow along in my Ravelry group. If you didn’t pre-order a custom-dyed kit, you can use your own stash yarn or.. read more →

No wool? No vikings.

Since we’ll be knitting my Parts Unknown cowl that Dom calls the “Viking Cowl” in January, you might enjoy reading up on vikings and wool ahead of time. To knit from stash, the pattern is free on Knitty but it’ll be really hard to match the color flow, plus the sale of this yarn helps Annie.. read more →

Knitting Anarchists with Warm Feet

Ready to read and knit again? We’ll be reading Knitting for Anarchists by Anna Zilboorg and knitting my slipper socks from the latest Knitty.I have kits available in two yarn choices: Hand-dyed superwash merino from ModeKnit Yarns and merino/acrylic blend from Valley Yarns. Kits include the pattern and video tutorials, as in all of my.. read more →

Stepping back to move forward…

What’s your challenge for summer? Here’s mine: I’ve got a bit of laryngitis today after teaching indoors in AC for the last two weekends. My throat is dry! This got me thinking about how read more →

Where I Am.

Yesterday one of my Facebook friends asked, “What question are you living in today?” read more →

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