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knitty patreon campaignI have been a longtime fan of the online knitting magazine Knitty. Maybe not from the very beginning in 2002, but probably pretty soon thereafter. I was just getting back into knitting after a hiatus in college, and I loved … Read More...

Is Knitting Becoming a Lost Art?

Is knitting a dying skill?Ordnance Survey is a British mapmaking company, but they’re interested in a lot of different things, including thinking about and talking about skills that seem to be in danger of dying out in the modern world.

Of course knowing how … Read More...

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Spool Knit a Headband for Kids

make a spool knit cat headband with help from vickie howellSpool knitting, or French knitting, or whatever you want to call it when you “knit” a long chain with a device other than knitting needles, is a great way to get kids started with yarn crafts who might not be … Read More...

Knitted Shoes Reduce Manufacturing Waste

knit shoesWhile this story has nothing to do with hand knitting, it’s still a really cool example of how knitting can impact lives.

Both Nike and Adidas have been producing athletic shoes with entirely knit uppers, and earlier this year Adidas … Read More...

Giveaway: Knitting 101

knitting 101

Congratulations to Andy!

There are lots of great books out there that can help people learn to knit, and Knitting 101 by Carri Hammett covers a lot of ground in a relatively short (fewer than 200 pages) book that covers … Read More...