Fiber

By Jackie Divis Doyle | Spinning, knitting, fiber itself and the creatures that grow it, &c.

Neve’s Quilt and #trianglesaresohotrightnow

It looks like I’ve been sharing a lot of sewing projects this May, because I’ve been so inspired by #memademay and #minimemademay. But hey, as a …

Sewing

Handspun Crazyheart

I Knit Where I Want: The Pens Knitting Lady - Mason-Dixon Knitting

Dear Ann,<p>I know you count on me to spend an inordinate amount of time on Twitter and report back my findings. Imagine my delight, last week, to …

Knitting

Akerworks Swatch Gauge – Knitter's Review

Swatching and gauge are the two least-sexy topics in knitting—and yet they are also the most vital. We swatch to know how many stitches our hands …

Swatch

Dear Clara: How Much Touch Is Too Much? - Mason-Dixon Knitting

<b>Dear Clara,</b><p><b>My knitting friends and I enjoy showing each other our finished projects. One friend, however, cannot admire any piece of knitwear without</b> …

Relationships

Wool Tweed + Liberty Prints

So I was loving Max’s little red trousers… but then a friend commented that red trousers are associated with upper crusties, here in the UK anyways, …

Sewing

Find Your Fade

Inspiration

Rooting the Fashion Revolution in the Soil

This year’s Fashion Revolution Week just wrapped up but the movement for transparency, accountability, and shifting the norms of a harmful and …

Sustainability

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

I’ve recently been writing about teaching my left hand to work again following my stroke. Because of this, I’ve been thinking very carefully about …

It Might Be My Favorite

I love most of the yarns I've spun over the years. There are some exceptions, like the surprise fibers from a fiber club years ago that I never would …

Stashing Similar Yarns

Some of my special stash of single ply sock weight yarns, from a range of hand-dyers including Madelinetosh, Hedgehog Fibres, Rainbow Heirloom, and …

Yarn

Spring cleaning… the stash!

Max is taking a bit of a stroll through Emily’s stash!<p>While we know some of you are diligent monogamous knitters, working on one project at a time, …

Hacking

Colourful, Playful Stitches: Strawberry Tea

Rusted browns and muted purples blend with a subtly saturated red for a colourway that is compelling, almost … mystical. It makes me think of those …

Meditation

A Knitter’s Weekend: Oslo

Take a spin around this Norwegian city of surprises with our textile-mad guide, Dianna Walla.The post A Knitter’s Weekend: Oslo appeared first on …

Europe

How to block a hand-knit sweater

The final step in most knitting projects is blocking, which settles the knit stitches into place, stretches and reveals lace patterns, and allows …

Sewing

Spring Cleaning….your knits!

My drawer of hand knit sweaters<p>As part of our year of thoughtful knitting we have been thinking a fair bit about knitwear <i>after</i> it has been created. …

Hacking

What a Relief: I Actually Do Like Knitting After All

Any serious sock knitter who takes themselves seriously, in all seriousness, has at least one pair on the needles, another pair whose second sock is …

Lessons in Blocking: Hadley Pullover - Mason-Dixon Knitting

Dear Ann,<p>In knitting patterns, a fair amount of printer’s ink and pixels have been devoted to the phrase “block your swatch before measuring,” or …

Sweaters

Dear Elliot

I did not know, my sweetness, what it would feel like to be a grandmother. I tried to imagine it, and I wasn’t able to, not the whole time that you …

Noni’s Sheep

<i>Written by Sasha Wirth; Photographed by Paige Green</i><p>It began with only two sheep. Soon the two turned into eight. Then eighteen. Forty. Before long, …

The quiet joy of watching other people knit

If you've never been a knitter, perhaps you're a knitter-watcher — a term Barbara Levine uses to describe herself in the introduction of her book</i> …

Art

baby bias

So I guess we’re biased.<p>Sometimes people ask why we’ve gone so ‘all in’ with the baby knits. Or they think that Tin Can Knits only designs for babies …

Babies

Rowan: A Love Story - Mason-Dixon Knitting

<i>It’s no secret that we two are ardent fans of</i> Rowan Magazine <i>and the company’s beautiful yarns. After all, we first “met” on the Rowan website’s</i> …

Fashion

woven: Combo Spin Scarf

While this is too long and I spoke about it length on this episode, I thought I would share some photos of my recent woven FO. I used my Leading Men …

Yarn

QI: how knitting was used as code in WW2?

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI knits one, purls one<p><i>Properly practiced , knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit, either.</i> Elizabeth Zimmerman<p><b>Real knitting</b><p>The word knitting comes from the Old English …

World War II

The Woman Dressed in Blue: a Textile Find from the 10th c. Icelandic grave and its reconstruction. By Marianne, Guckelsberger and Marled Mader.

Based on The Lady in Blue-Bláklædda Konan, National Museum of Iceland Project The Lady in Blue-Bláklædda Konan: the textiles. National Museum of …

1999

It is a common misconception that all of Canada is very snowy. Here in Vancouver it is usually very rainy, usually not so cold, and very seldom snowy …

Sweaters

Hydrangea Stripe Blanket :: Ta-dah!

Good morning and welcome to what I hope will be a lovely floral and blankety ta-dah! I really love creating these uber-happy, ever so slightly …

Inspiration