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The North Circular's First Book: A Good Yarn
by Caroline Kinneberg Marking five years since friends and fellow models Lily Cole and Katherine Poulton launched their luxury ethical knitwear brand The North Circular, the duo recently released the book "A Good Yarn." The designs in the book...
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Nido: Handmade Knitwear from Argentina
Knitwear, at the moment, has never been more interesting—in the last month alone, we've covered everything from psychedelic beach-inspired couture to soft iridescent blankets to a new dedicated biannual magazine. And in the world of hand-knitted...
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Mirror of Threads Blankets by Emdal Colorknit
Designer Signe Emdal has an affinity with the year 1984. That's the year her 1.25-ton German knitting machine was made, as well as the Nikon camera she uses to create patterns from photos. However, Emdal (who entered the industry in 2006 by helping...
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Knit Wit Magazine
Young knitters, weavers and even hobbyists rejoice—no longer do you have to resort to dusty old library books or wade through the barrages of cutesy pink images on Pinterest to learn, share and discover new material related to handicrafts. Making...
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Haesu Kwon
Eschewing the idea that upcycling and luxury are mutually exclusive, recent Parsons grad Haesu Kwon blends traditional high-end wools with anomalous yarns for Space Queen, an ambitious thesis collection of striking sweaters, leggings, capes and...
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The Steven
The latest knit product from Krochet Kids, this new zippered laptop case joins the socially-minded outfit's line of beanies in empowering developing regions by encouraging sustainable businesses. Employing Northern Ugandan women to hand-knit the...
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Warmi Knits
Now in its second season, Warmi continues to blend contemporary style with indigenous craftsmanship. A Franco-Colombian artisinal fashion label, each collection is designed by the brand's Colombian-born, Paris-based founder, Sylvia Toth, then...
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Rodarte Men's Sweaters
by Richard Prime Releasing its first items for men this month, Californian fashion label Rodarte introduces their fairytale-grunge deconstructed knits to a new audience. The four-piece collection sees the sisterly duo apply a slightly more masculine...
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Sandra Backlund Knitwear SS2010
by Richard Prime When we first learned about Sandra Backlund's experimental knitwear last year, she made all her garments to measure. Now, thanks in part to the Milan-based non-profit White Club, Sandra Backlund's 2010 collection will reach...
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Blankoat Giveaway
Seemingly only a couch-lazing accessory, Blankoat is actually a fully functional, extremely soft coat perfect for the aforementioned activity, as well as for keeping warm during the winter months. Designed with a generous collar that drapes dramatically...
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Swing Skirt
by Ariston Anderson While waiting for a train, hanging in a park or simply wanting to take a playful break throughout the day, Rachel Griffin's hand-knotted swing skirt is an outfit that becomes an insta-swing anywhere, anytime. All that'...
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Rödel Latin America
Helen Rödel is positively masterful at knitwear. The crocheted dresses made under her signature Rödel Latin America line are carefully constructed by hand, with no help or finishes done by a sewing machine whatsoever. This obvious dedication...
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Sfera Kid's Poncho
We wanted to add this to our 2008 gift guide but regrettably even with the help of Google Translate we still couldn't figure out how to purchase this adorable kiddy poncho. (We're adding "learn Japanese" to the CH 2009 New Years...
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Sandra Backlund: Sculptural Knits SS09
The most astonishing collection we saw at London Fashion Week back in September was "Pool Position" by Swedish designer Sandra Backlund. Since then we've been eagerly awaiting some images of these radically sculptural knits to share...
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Best of the Brooklyn Flea: Keep It Moving Knit Plants
A small booth headed up by a woman as nice as her creations are clever, Keep It Moving Design sells knit plants. Each hand-knit specimen comes in a pot with its own name. Most are flexible due to wire armature and some even have moss. She has some...
TECH
Making Stuff for Kids
A craft book for children of the "craft revolution," "Making Stuff Kids" from Black Dog Publishing celebrates crafting as a great way to improve skills such as imagination, dexterity and problem-solving, as well as the increased...
CULTURE
After School Art
An innocent lamp pole on a quiet street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was the latest bit of urban architecture to get "knitta'd" with it's own knitted accessory by Knitta Please. The slightly subversive public installation is part...
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Theresa Honeywell Knit Motorcycle
Apparently, everything that can be knitted will be. Currently on display at the Georgia Museum of Art, this motorcycle and several other manly items were knitted by artist Theresa Honeywell. More examples of this blatant yet wonderful contrast (including...
CULTURE
Knitted Digestive System
Our fascination with knitting things continues to grow, this time fueled by these photos of a knitted digestive system. Seemingly proportionate, you can see everything from the tongue (left) to the anus (right). Created by Matie Trewe of Eugene...
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Knitta Please
Taggers of a different sort, AKrylik and PolyCotN leave their mark by attaching knitted fragments to poles, antennas, trees and anything else they can find. These two Houston area knitters have kids and jobs and a lot of chutzpah. They even have a...
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