Finished my Classic Lines Cardigan!

I’m done! I’m done! I calculate that my Classic Lines Cardigan is the most stitches I’ve ever knit for one project–coming in around 76,000 stitches (38 size). Eeep! I’m glad I didn’t make that calculation before I started! I squeeked this one in under the 6 month mark, and it fits like a dream, so I’m quite proud.
Angela helped me take some photos. It’s very windy outside, so it was quite the challenge to get the lightweight sweater to lay …

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Contest for Portland Metro knitters!

A lot of components go into creating great photos for our catalog and web site, and one important component is location. (It’s not just true for real estate!) We like to get out of the studio as much as we can to capture the natural lighting and inspiring backdrops of the area in which we live. Since we’re headquartered in Vancouver, WA, we do a lot of shooting in Portland, the gorge, Camas, and Vancouver. It really brings that “Pacific …

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Stash Organization

I’m on vacation this week, but I thought I’d share a video I took last week while I was home during the photoshoot day. I recently reorganized my yarn stash (and frankly am rather embarrassed by the meagerness of my stash, but now that I can see it all, I’ll be much more inspired to start projects!).
I got those great tubs at Target. And, here are links to some other knitting supplies I find indispensable:
Jacquard Acid Dyes and Sock Yarn …

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New Feature – Designer Interviews


Hey everybody! I don’t know if you’ve seen this feature on the website yet, but we’ve started adding video interviews for each of the new kits. I sit Nina or Kerin down in a locked room with nothing but the kits they’ve designed, then I don’t let them out until they’ve spilled all their secrets about the design process, pattern features, and tips for knitting the project. Each video is added to the product page …

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Every Way Wrap


I was so excited about the Every Way Wrap when it came out in the Fall 2009 issue of Interweave Knits. I had never knit reversible cables before (unlike regular cables, this cable pattern looks good on both sides; there isn’t an obvious front and back – which means you’re crossing stitches over while purling as well as while knitting), so I thought it would be a good knitting challenge. And, I love the scarf/wrap’s versatility – you …

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I love autumn!!

My friend, Elizabeth, spied on me during Sock Summit and kept notes on the colors I enjoy wearing. When she got back home she made me this lovely wet-felt, silk scarf. I have been waiting for it to be cold enough to wear it! Well, please notice the turtleneck I’m wearing as well as the scarf. I am even wearing my lovely Imagination socks. It’s definitely cold!

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A-Hem!

This week’s podcast featured Nina talking with Kelley about hems. Nina was kind enough to allow me to film her explaining three different hem types that you can use on your knitted sweaters. Also, I love her scarf. 🙂
(If you’re interested in knitting any of these sweaters, check out our Design Your First Sweater kit. You just choose your color, and then you get to make all sorts of design decisions – hem type, neckline, all sorts of details that …

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Know anyone who wants to learn to knit socks?

In an attempt to justify my current sock knitting I’ve decided to recruit more sock knitters. If everyone knits socks then my behavior will become the norm.

This is the first of five videos in the first segment of the sock knitting videos. These five videos will get a new sock knitter up to casting on and working the leg. My plan is to follow up with the second segment to work the heel flap, heel turn, picking up the heel …

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Mr. Foster needs your help picking his Halloween costume. He can’t decide!

We got so many amazing entries for the Mr. Foster Halloween contest, it’s taken us longer than we originally thought to narrow it down to just three finalists!
The patterns for our finalists aren’t available, but you can still download the original Mr Foster Sock Monkey pattern and get patterns for the Mr. Foster Doll, his pajamas & robe for those lazy days, and three outfits for his many career paths: Dr. Foster’s scrubs & labcoast, Officer Foster’s cap, shirt & …

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