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Knives Out, Cable Knits In

According to knitting twitter, Knives Out is a new romantic comedy about Chris Evans and his cable knit sweater. Knives Out hit theaters November 27th and one thing became clear almost immediately… the cable knit sweater that Evans wears in the movie was the real star of the show. Here’s how you can make one for yourself!

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Knitsy Bitsy

I blame it on Beatrix Potter. Specifically, I blame the library copy of “The Tailor of Gloucester” that fell into my pudgy hands when I was five years old. That book, so far as my infantine taste was concerned, had everything. Pretty language. Pretty type. Colors so inviting I wanted to–and once did–lick them. And…

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Socked

My first sock was the product of peer pressure. Everyone else was knitting socks; they felt that I, too, should be knitting socks. By way of encouragement, they began to give me skeins and balls of beautiful, expensive sock yarn. I hadn’t been knitting seriously for very long, so I didn’t have much of stash…

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The Big Snag

My first visit to a yarn shop was discouraging, but not so discouraging as to keep me from knitting. I had no knitting teacher, and after commencement scattered our class to the four winds, I no longer had friends who knit. It was more than a decade before I went back to the shop in…

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Contest Alert! Write A Caption to Win!

We heard a picture is worth a thousand words, but we’re only asking for a few! A few words, that is. Win A $100 Gift Certificate to LionBrand.com! Franklin Habit has drawn a cartoon for us, but we have no caption! We’d like to hear you get creative and comment (on Instagram) with what you…

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My First Time: The Yarn Shop

(In which I continue the reminiscences that began here.) At nineteen years old, I stood at the door of a yarn shop for the first time. I was alone. I had put on my best hat and coat and my good shoes. It was a short walk to the shop from my room in Lowell…

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My First Time: The Lesson

I was preparing for an upcoming teaching engagement when a file (an actual paper file–how quaint) hit the floor and the contents flew across the workroom. Most of them were what should have been in the file–class notes. But there was also a name tag, my name tag, from the first year I taught at…

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Ten Perfect Needlework Notions: The Gift Giver’s Guide

It happens every year. The Thanksgiving turkey isn’t yet cold on my plate, the parade hasn’t even passed by, and here come the questions from friends-and-relations of those who knit and crochet. “What sort of holiday gifts,” they ask, “ought I to get for this delightful, but odd, person in my life? I feel it…

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#YarnBuzz! Don’t Miss Top Stories from November

If you’re always interested in the latest news when it comes to crafting trends, then chances are you already subscribe to our weekly Yarnbuzz. But in case you don’t, we’re rounding up all the November highlights for you to peruse here. And if you do love celebrity knitwear moments, amazing stories of community crafting, and…

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Sheep to Shawl

I’ve had a spell of time–an entire summer, really–where the Ugly really got to me. That’s not quite right. It wasn’t one Ugly, it was all the Uglies. A torrent of Uglies. A cascade of Uglies. When the Uglies rally, they form a tight circle around me and lock arms so I can’t get out.…

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