Fiber

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

Team

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

The Details: Grafted patch pockets

<b>So about these</b> 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 …

Sewing

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 …

Fair Isle All Over

When we first designed the Strange Brew pattern I immediately wanted to take it to the next level. Patterning at the yoke? Nice. But patterning all …

Chose

I’m just that much of a help

A few months ago when I was in Vancouver at Knit Social – I staggered up to the Gauge Dye works booth and gave Catherine all my money. You know. As …

Yarn

More Consistent Yarn

One of my most popular classes is about Consistency. On my Class list it’s called Going Steady. Interweave has a video and they called it Getting …

Knitted food and condiments served up for Stylist magazine by Jessica Dance

Going Going

I got up today (I’d say this morning if I believed for a second that 4:30am was morning) and staggered back to the airport, where I was seated in the …

Knitting Hack: the provisional cast on

Sometimes when you start a project you haven’t made all of the decisions, but really want to get moving anyway. This happens to me quite often, …

Bottom Up

Better Know a Sheep: Breeds and Yarns - Mason-Dixon Knitting

What’s all the hullabaloo about knitting with different sheep breeds and other animal fibers? Is it the yarn companies trying to sell more yarn? Is …

Sock about town

Here I am, in London. (I know. Trust me, I feel really lucky.) Here for a bit of work, a bit of play, and a bit of a family visit – Joe and I are …

British Museum

Hot Tip: Bridge the gap

There’s one tiny side-effect of knitting things seamlessly that have appendages — as in, a mitten with a thumb or a top-down sweater with two …

Knitting

The Wool Brigades of World War I, When Knitting Was a Patriotic Duty

The clacking of needles was heard from coast to coast.<p>In August 1918, the Comforts Committee of the Navy League of the United States opened a …

History

Feed Sack Fashions And Patterns of Depression Era America

During the Depression people used cotton flour bags and feed sacks to make clothes, curtains, diapers, awnings and other household items. …

How Depression-Era Women Made Dresses Out of Chicken Feed

By the middle of the 19th century, it became more cost-effective for companies that shipped commodities like flour and animal feed in wooden barrels …

Farming

On Zippers in Knits

The expert guidance of Kate Atherley transforms a finishing challenge into something completely possible.

Sewing

Attic24

Over the years that I've been designing and making blankets I've become fascinated with the way in which inspiration strikes - it's a very …

Our Fear of Going Back

Ripped!So two weeks ago I screwed up some knitting. I knitted this little baby jumper super fast because it was fun - a test knit of the super sweet …

Mind

A Glimpse into Caprette Cashmere

<i>Written by Valerie Yep & Photographed by Alycia Lang</i>Cashmere is known by many to be a luxuriously soft and willowy fiber. It keeps us warm in the …

Goats

Swatching Series: How To Knit A Swatch

<i>In our How To Swatch Series, we’re going over why it’s important to swatch your knitting, how to make the perfect gauge swatch, and advanced</i> …

Swatch

Delicate Hand-Sewn Lace Figures are Harmoniously Fused to Real Pieces of Found Wood

Hungarian artist Ágnes Herczeg combines delicate lace art with the knotty branches of found wood to create scenes depicting the contemplative beauty of humanity. The intricate portraits showcase women as they recline, sleep, and gaze into an infinite abyss. Often, the wood is an anchor for their …

Multi-Colored Merino at Kirabo Pastures

<i>Written & Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss</i>I meet Carrie and John outside of their farmhouse at the base of Kirabo Pastures: 250 acres of …

Oakland

Sashiko Embroidery Technique Tutorial

Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery using simple running stitches to create repeating geometric shapes and intricate patterns. Literally …

Sewing

Indigo: A Labor of Love

In the Japanese language, indigo is known as <i>Ai</i> 藍…<p>interestingly, <i>Ai</i> 愛 (the same sound, different written depiction) in Japanese also means love.<p>The …

How To Swatch: Why Swatching Your Knitting Is Important

Learning how to swatch correctly is one of the most important things you can do to bring your knitting to the next level. It’s also the step many …

Knitting

Slow Fashion - Enough is as Good as a Feast

My actual wardrobe. No styling (obviously :)).How we think about what we do as crafters and makers, and how thoughtfully we do it, is changing. Ideas …

Mary Poppins