news from the world of knitting & crochet…
This feels seismic: in the past month, three separate, major knitting publications each announced they are closing down for good. Interweave Knits and Pom Pom magazine have made official announcements while Ravelers report Vogue Knitting has been letting subscribers know in email correspondence. Either way, it’s shocking to see these pillars of the industry shuttering.
This article in the Atlantic claiming that commercially-made sweaters are “garbage” garnered a lot of attention on social media. Over on Twitter, menswear commentator Derek Guy put together this very interesting thread about what constitutes good quality in a sweater.
I loved (loved loved) reading this article about Lamb Mowers, a landscaping company that transports sheep instead of lawn mowers to clients’ houses to cut grass, get rid of weeds, and — ahem — fertilize their lawns. Please please will someone start doing this in Pittsburgh?
There are so many options when it comes to binding off so I was glad to come across this quick explanation of a great bind-off choice when knitting cables.
I am happiest looking through knitting and crochet patterns for something new and exciting. Here are the knitting and crochet patterns I love this week. Enjoy
Secret Forest by Lisa K. Ross
FadeOut Cardigan by Susanne Sommer
Franny Granny Poncho by Hannah Cross
Images © the respective designers, used with permission
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