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Imagine if all the wine in the world—red and white alike—were mixed together and sold as generic "wine." Think of

To evolve from handspinner to yarn manufacturer is like switching from an upright piano to a pipe organ. Everything is

When your grandmother's maiden name is Woolfolk, it's almost guaranteed that you'll go into the textiles business. Kristin Ford took

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how-tos

I'll let you in on a little secret about triangular lace shawls: Most of them follow a very easy basic

It is extremely easy to make your own circular needles. Your first pair will probably take you much longer to

Finished knitted lace may look brain-staggeringly complex. But lace is essentially composed of two simple elements: increases and decreases. Once

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tools

What prompts someone to go into the knitting needle business anyway? It made perfect sense for Knitter's Pride. The Indian manufacturer

Blocking is to knitting what baking is to bread. It's the final act that turns a series of random stitches

How much attention do you pay to the needles you use? Are you fussy, or will you knit with pretty

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travels

It seemed so far-fetched, flying all the way to Scotland for just four days. But something was happening in Edinburgh, something

Twice a year, knitting industry folks get together to network, take classes, and do business at a show called TNNA. They

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Books

What could be more charming than a family of smiling people, all of whose feet

When knitters gather, our natural tendency is to don our latest handknits for display. The

A strange thing happens when Amy Herzog addresses a crowd. A feeling of optimism and

We have few royals in the knitting world. Elizabeth Zimmermann, Barbara Walker, and Mary Walker

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