Jackie Divis Doyle

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Uncle

I am never going to finish that sweater – I see that now. I brought it with me on the Bike Rally Road trip, the thing where we’re in the car for 3 …

Far Above

This post comes to you from high above the middle of Canada – sort of. I’m way too cheap to pay for the inflight wifi unless something really …

Techniques in Depth: How to Attach Buttons

Let's go deep into a topic that gets startlingly short shrift in pattern instructions: how to "attach buttons."

My pocket-sized life

This is my heart, my mind and my life — the last six months of it, anyway — in the form of a pocket-sized bullet journal, and I’m so deeply attached …

Interlude

You know how sometimes, you’ve got these friends, and they totally love that you’re a knitter, and they really think that it’s terrific that you …

How to KNIT Crochet Stitches

How to KNIT Crochet StitchesYears ago when I hosted <i>DIY Network’s Knitty Gritty</i>, designer Lily Chin came on as a guest to show how to knit a …

Shakerag Top: That Edging!

It's just the most elegant thing ever: a fine finish for a simple project.

Water, a hat designed to support Flint, MI

There’s a fantastic 11 year old little girl there named Mari Copeny, who also goes by the name LittleMissFlint. She’s done more as an activist in the …

The cost of a knitting pattern

The Why of Ply

This often-overlooked yarn characteristic can have a big impact on knitted fabrics.

Knitting

The West Coast Cardigan

Emily and I both grew up on the coast of British Columbia and one of the most iconic knits from this region is the beautiful Cowichan sweater. …

Knitting

let’s un-complicate this

for a variety of reasons i am a big fan of sweaters knit in pieces, with seams to give them structure and durability. among their many attractions, …

Knitting

Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Crochet Hooks

Early British steel crochet hooks were manufactured from steel wire using the same methods and in the same workshops as sewing needles. They differed …

crossconnectmag: Paul Louise-Julie is a...

crossconnectmag:<p><b>Paul Louise-Julie</b> is a French-American painter and sculptor working exclusively in paper, cardboard, and acrylic. Using both …

Something New To Learn About Cables: The Videos are Live!

Today we welcome 10 essential how-to videos featuring favorite knitting teacher Jen Arnall-Culliford.

Knitting

Bounceback

One time I was listening to the radio (CBC, because I am some sort of dinosaur who still listens to the radio in my house) and I heard a piece (which …

16 picture books with knitting and yarn

Because my middle grade novel, Zinnia and the Bees, features a main character who’s a knitter and yarn bomber, I always notice picture books with …

A Knitter’s Weekend: Northampton, Massachusetts

A little city full of delights for makers, readers and pie eaters.

Knitting

I’ll just take that too

My little Pretty Thing is finished and blocking (I forgot what a super fast knit it is, the chart’s only got 62 rounds) if by “blocking” you …

Pretending

I am pretending that this week is not on fire. (It is.) I am pretending that I am totally organized (I am not) and that everything is absolutely …

I Started To Crochet Cute Animals While My Husband Was Deployed To Africa, And Here’s What I Made So Far

I am a military wife, and I started playing around with crochet while my husband was deployed to Africa. A friend asked me to make an amigurumi …

Finland Takes Olympic Chill To The Next Level: Team Knitting

Finland has a tendency to beguile. Saunas are so important that both the president and prime minister keep official ones. The country has the most heavy metal bands per capita. It's experimenting with a basic income. Its language has no future tense.<p>And in an unexpected moment during the weekend's …

Knitting

A River in Egypt

This June I will be fifty years old. When I am fifty, I will have been knitting for forty-six years, and I have just done a classic dumb-knitter …

Knitting

Réttir

Iceland's annual tradition of rounding up 800,000 sheep.<p>Every September for centuries, Icelandic farmers have rounded up their sheep from picturesque …

How a Library Handles a Rare and Deadly Book of Wallpaper Samples

The arsenic-laden pages of “Shadows from the Walls of Death” should not be touched without gloves.<p><i>Shadows from the Walls of Death,</i> printed in 1874 …

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Team

I’m ready to talk about the hats.A few weeks before Christmas, I noticed that the Tiny Lumberjack hat that I’d knit for Elliot was too small. (He’s …

Knitting

The Details: Grafted patch pockets

So about these pockets on my just finished Vanilla Cardigan! I’m on record as being a huge fan of an inset pocket — one of the most magical of all …

Knitting

Artist Uses Vintage Textiles To Create Sculptures Of Dogs, And The Result Is Surprisingly Beautiful

Helen Thompson, also known as Holy Smoke, is a UK-based artist who creates stunning dog sculptures out of unexpected materials. These unique canines …

Even Weave

For the Spin and Weave Along that’s coming up I’ve been doing plain weave for my samples which isn’t anything new. For the 3 skirts I made I used …