Q&A: the idea for the Knitter’s Keep

How did you come up with the idea for the Knitter’s Keep?

Julie: It started with a cable needle – and what the heck do you do with it when you’re not using it? I’ve seen knitters hold it in their teeth or behind their ear, but usually it falls into the couch cushions and you have to dig around to find it. I had a friend who would tuck it into her hair on top of her head; one time she found it while driving in the car, still securely perched in her hair!

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The Next Generation of Knitters

Most of the knitters that I interact with during my classes and trunk shows are “of a certain age.” So I was especially thrilled to receive an email from a young woman named Sadie… but not only because she is a talented, young knitter!

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Mulberry Spinning a Yarn

Spinning A Yarn

The design house Mulberry put together a wonderful little video called “Spinning A Yarn” in which we get to meet two of the knitters responsible for the handknits in their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Fun to watch while knitting!

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Yarn Tasting

When shops host Habu and Cocoknits together we often do a yarn tasting. People sometimes ask what a yarn tasting is and why they would want to do one. I tell them the best reason to take part in a yarn tasting is that it is an excuse to play!

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Inis Méain

Irish knitwear

If it is too hot to knit wherever you are take a little break and enjoy this short video about knitwear company Inis Meain on the Irish Island of Meain. Wonderful that they have found a way to keep the knitting business relevant and sustainable today.

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