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Free Antique Knitting Books

Yup.  They exist. Now, before we get too far into this, I would like to unequivocally state that of my four favorite places on planet Earth, three are libraries.  Libraries are wonderful places, home of local knitting circles, knitting books (and other books), knitting magazines (and other magazines), knitting videos …

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Stunting with Knitting

Remember this post? Nike and Adidas were fighting head to head over who had the rights to sell knit sneakers around the world.  Adidas won the court injunction, but Nike seems to have the more popular shoe; maybe due in part to publicity stunts like this one: Yup.  If someone …

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Knitting Ahead – Spring 2014

Notes on Pantone’s Spring 2014 Color Palette vs. Available Yarn: This post is the result of an entire evening spent scouring the internet for yarn colorways which live up to Pantone’s high standards.  Granted, I did briefly get sidetracked looking at photos of Hitomi Shida’s breathtaking designs.  But I also …

Book Review – Metropolitan Knits

Details Title: Metropolitan Knits: Chic Designs for Urban Style Author: Melissa Wehrle ISBN: 978-1-59668-778-3 (pbk.) Published: 2013 Interweave Press Summary A pattern collection emphasizing knitting on the urban edge.  Divided into three chapters entitled Heart of the City, Urban Bohemia, and City Gardens, featuring a well-rounded selection of patterns for …

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Red Herring’s Helpful Household Hint #1

Über short post this time, as I’m in the process of trying to organize my knitting projects and this website for fall.  Normally, I leave my projects in a sort of creatively-inspired upheaval, but I happen to know that I will have less time than normal to knit in the …

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Adding Some Defiknition(s)

*Defiknition noun  A word defined in a knitting specific manner, usually with the spelling altered to reflect the change in meaning  :  Here is a list of 20 defiknitions. Now.  Two things: If you have a severe distaste for knitting-related puns, or puns in general, stop reading here. For the …

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Free Pattern – Tout Boutonné Leg Warmers

Free Pattern – Tout Boutonné Leg Warmers To download pattern .pdf directly, click HERE Or Download at Ravelry Finished Size The pattern is written for a 14” calf and a 15” shaft. This is easily customizable by adding in a few extra stitches (3 per inch required) in the center …

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A Yarn-Bombed Life

Yarn bombing has been around for a while now. I remember first reading about it in Vogue Knitting, distinctly remember the photograph of an actual knit bomb they used to illustrate the article.  That picture exhausted my entire knowledge of ordnance in a single blow as I wondered, What the …

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You can’t mix dyelots? Seriously?? (Plus a Color IQ Quiz)

Okay.  So am I really the only one who has ever fudged the whole dye lot issue and used two different lots of yarn because the colors were the same?  And I mean, only when two lots really look the same.  I’m not kidding. I certainly wouldn’t risk the health …

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Book Review – Knits of Tomorrow

Details Title: Knits of Tomorrow: Toys and Accessories for your Retro-Future Needs Author: Sue Culligan ISBN-13: 978-1596688360 (pbk.) 2013 Interweave Press Summary A collection of patterns inspired by past advances in technology and science, e.g. sputnik, radio, reel-to-reel players, cassette tapes, robots, rockets, etc. Contents The book consists of twenty …

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