Once the backbone of the British empire, wool has declined in value so much that it's being buried or burned by farmers who pay more to shear a sheep than they can get for its fibers. Three people in the UK are trying to change this, coming at it from slightly different perspectives. Each is passionate about engaging in—and reviving—what was once a thriving industry.
Any time I see cashmere with an unusual twist, I get excited. This fine, short-stapled fiber is all about delicate tenderness
A few years ago at Interweave Knitting Lab in Manchester, New Hampshire, I ventured into the North Light Fibers booth.
Blocking is one of those intensely personal things, like swatching and even knitting itself. Some of us have a laissez-faire,
What on earth could a kitchen scale have to do with knitting? A lot more than you may think. Take a
We've seen them before, those sad and lonely balls of yarn from projects that were abandoned, frogged, and eventually discarded. These
"How many skeins do I need for a sweater?" The project may vary, but the question doesn't. When faced with a new
Addi Turbos are the Cadillac of nickel-plated brass circular knitting needles, setting a standard against which all others in the
If the yarn world were football, the New York Sheep and Wool Festival would be homecoming. The event, begun in 1980, is
It began as all great ideas do, as a spark of an inspiration, a loose
In 2013, I embarked upon a project called The Great White Bale. Over the course
It began with a simple idea: By repeating a certain sequence of knit and purl
The gap between what we see and what we knit can be vast. To capture