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Design Swatches: Communicate More with Less

If you’re a designer or you’re thinking of giving design a try, design swatches are a critical (and fun!) tool in your repertoire of design communication skills.  Learning how to create and photograph... Read more.

Sparking Creativity

What do you do when you need a little creativity boost? If you’re a designer or you’re thinking of giving designing a try, where do you look for your creative inspiration? Do you... Read more.

Tall and Petite Sizing

Let’s talk about an aspect of size inclusivity that doesn’t always get the attention is deserves – tall and petite options. I’m a tall gal, at 5’10”, so this point is near and... Read more.

Thinking About Designing?

Have you toyed with the idea of designing knitting patterns?  Do you have great ideas, but you’re not sure how to turn them into patterns?  Maybe there’s a particular part of the design... Read more.

Knitting for You

How has your first half of December been?  Has it been pretty focussed on others? Decorating, celebrating, probably shopping, and most likely gift knitting? These are all so wonderful, and it’s a beautiful... Read more.

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A Designer Bio – Why You Need It, and How to Write One

If you’re an aspiring designer, or if you’ve been designing for a while and you’re ready to sell knitting patterns, one important (and often overlooked) step is writing a stand-out designer bio. (Before... Read more.

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Gifting for the Knitter/Crocheter

It’s that time of year when we’re all thinking about what to gift to the ones we love. For those of us in the knitting/crochet world, this usually takes one of two forms:... Read more.

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Learn To Knit – Binding Off

Binding off in pattern for knitting is the process of closing off open loops on your knitting needles. Today, we’ll be finishing a sample project using the binding off technique. You can use... Watch now.

First Knitting Projects Can Be Stunning

Here’s a question I’m asked a lot – ‘Do my first few knitting projects have to be boring?’ Answer: Absolutely not! First knitting projects can be beautiful, nuanced, and uniquely your style.  The... Read more.

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Learn to Knit – The Purl Stitch

The purl stitch is usually the second stitch learned by beginning knitters. When paired with the knit stitch, it can be used to create all sorts of beautiful textures. For this tutorial, you’ll... Watch now.

Photography by Piotr Angiel