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The day I completed my first sock was a day of liberation. For years I'd been mystified by socks, never daring try them on my own. I learned that although knitted socks look complex and daunting, they're actually one of the most logical items to

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Erika Knight is the consummate knitwear designer. Teacher, lecturer, and author of countless books, she's been a fixture in

At the 2010 Knit Nation market in London, the British yarn scene was just beginning to expand from big brands to

Earlier this year, I started receiving mysterious postcards from someone named Mrs. Crosby. The first was sent from Buenos Aires,

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Who says you can only knit with yarn? The truth is, if you can wrap it around your needles and

Every once in a while I stumble across a technique that makes knitting fun again. This time it came from

A common misconception is that all yarns are alike, and that substituting one for another is merely a process of

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Knitting needles are simple tools. They're basically a long shaft with a point at one end. And double-pointed needles (DPNs)

Every project—whether it has one piece or twelve—needs a darning needle. Larger and duller than your average sewing needle, darning

 As knitting began its meteoric rise in popularity earlier in this decade, new yarn stores and yarn companies emerged almost

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The year was 2003. My high-school buddy Theresa flew from California to Maine and we road-tripped it down the coast

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"A pattern, no matter how many sizes it includes, is unlikely to fit you perfectly

Here's a novel approach to picking well-fitting garments. Instead of studying gussets and darts and short-rows,

On November 30, 1999, Elizabeth Zimmermann passed away at the age of 89. In her

I'm a great fan of navigating new places on my own, even if it means

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