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Take 5: Yoko Hatta

What’s your favorite detail about your WP9 design contribution? Decreasing and increasing give Imago an interesting hemline that scoops down over the hips. Any interesting techniques in the design you'd like to tell knitters about? It may not be obvious, but the increasing stitch is an eyelet stitch. Those tiny eyelets give a crisp edge that sets off the geometric shapes in this sweater. What's the most beloved (and well-worn) hand knit in your closet? My most well-worn knit is a navy blue chunky cardigan. I designed this garment 15 to 20 years ago for one of the knitting pattern...

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Take 5: Olga Buraya-Kefelian

What’s your favorite detail about your WP9 design contribution?  When working on something relatively simple in silhouette, I try to pay special attention to details; they become key attractions against the canvas and help to balance the entire look. In Koto's case the overall patterning is rather minimal, but I am particularly pleased by how the hem and neckline arches correlate without interrupting the general flow of the patterning. Any interesting techniques in the design you'd like to tell knitters about?  This design utilizes short rows, but since there are so many techniques for working them, I have chosen a...

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New Colors for Shelter & Loft

It's an exciting day for our yarn palette! Today we introduce five new custom heathers to our Shelter and Loft lines, bringing our total color line up to 37 harmonious shades. Like the original colors, they're all carefully blended from fleece-dyed solids at the mill in Harrisville to create our signature heathering. They harmonize wonderfully with our existing colors, expanding the possibilities for your colorwork knitting as well as comfortably standing alone. Meet Flannel, Bale, Cinnabar, Tartan, and Tallow. This comfortable color is a mixture of denim blues distressed with white, black, and a touch of grey. Flecks of our...

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Take 5: Melissa Wehrle

What’s your favorite detail about your WP9 design contribution? I love the slightly boxy fit of Truss paired with the stitch pattern at each side. The gentle pull of the ribbed stitch detail gives just a hint of shaping to the garment. Any interesting techniques in the design you'd like to tell knitters about? I'm a recent convert to using short-row shaping and joinery bind-off at the shoulder seams of my designs. Both techniques are pretty easy to learn and are great addition to your knitter’s toolbox. What's the most beloved (and well-worn) hand knit in your closet? It just...

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Wool People 9

Dear Knitters, Summer arrived early in Oregon this year. We’ve been working hard to fix up our new headquarters and bring some wonderful new team members aboard. But we’re also taking full advantage of the unbelievable weather, taking weekends to explore the beautiful mountains and fertile valleys that surround our new city. We’ve been scouting locations for future collection shoots, making connections with possible partners for exciting long-term projects, and occasionally just kicking up our heels and picking incredible fresh fruit on local farms (Mt. Hood strawberries are my favorite find so far). And of course there’s always plenty of knitting....

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