Fiber

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

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

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, …

Yarn

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 …

Knitting

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 …

Yarn

FAIR ISLE Friday

During our Week of Colour we have explored 5 colour strategies and shared many more than 5 knits. We’ve had a blast playing with colour and sharing …

Chose

TRICOLOUR Thursday

so… how do I add in a third colour?I’ll admit it, I don’t find this colour strategy as easy as the ones I worked on for Monochrome Monday, Tonal …

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 …

Atlas Obscura

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. …

Sewing