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We have loads of superb mitten books, the best of which tend to focus on a specific cultural tradition. My personal favorites are Lizbeth Upitis' Latvian Mittens, Annemor Sundbø's Norwegian Mittens and Gloves, and Robin Hansen's Favorite Mittens, which captures patterns and techniques from the Canadian Maritimes and Scandinavia.

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I first heard about the Exmoor Blueface sheep from John Arbon back in 2010 when I was in London for Knit Nation.

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.

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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

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  "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

What makes a yarn split? I get asked this question a lot, and the answer is complicated. At a very

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If the yarn world were football, the New York Sheep and Wool Festival would be homecoming. The event, begun in 1980, is

Until just four years ago, western Canada had no major annual knitting gathering of its own. All that changed when two

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Romi Hill is one of my favorite designers, especially for lace. She has a way

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

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