Learn how to crawl: the New York City Yarn Crawl is on through Sunday, September 25.

An Old Flame


Dear Ann, You and I stopped by Knitty City last week, so we could ogle Lopi colors and I could  pick up some Size 10 double-pointed needles for my Stopover sleeves. I spied a cardboard box on the floor. In it was a shrink-wrapped stack of Rowan Magazine 59, hot off the presses. This is the Spring/Summer 2016 issue. Although I let my subscription lapse some time ago, I still pick up a copy of every magazine — for The Collection, you...

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Out-of-Character Knitting


Dear Ann, Hey, did you realize it’s almost Christmas? I think you mentioned this the other day but I paid no mind. I did do a bit of Christmas knitting. I did it last January or February. One Saturday, I was browsing in my local yarn store, Knitty City, and I came across a cubby full of Rowan Brushed Fleece, a yarn I’d never seen before. There was a beautiful Rowan pattern booklet for it. You know the genre: arrestingly beautiful...

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I See Honey Cowls

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Dear Ann: Reader Gale Zucker writes in our comments: “Have you pushed through the Honey Cowl time warp and can just, like, make them appear? That particular color just kills me.” Gale, I’m glad you asked. Yes, I close my eyes, visualize a Honey Cowl, lay my hands on 400 yards of hand-dyed merino, and when I open my eyes I am standing over the kitchen sink inhaling Soak fumes. Seriously, here is the current Honey Cowl. ...

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When the Moon Is In the Seventh Cowl

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Dear Ann, O Baby! What a darling baby is Woodie. And how efficient were you to get her cardi made while she’s still small enough to have to roll up the sleeves? My sympathies on Boreal’s second sleeve. Git R done, asap, or that thing is going to die just one sleeve short of glory. But enough about your knitting. What about my knitting? I got a lot of solitary knitting time in trains, planes and automobiles last week as I...

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Marinate Project for One Year

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Dear Kay, Finished object update. A few weeks ago, I had a total tweed freakout regarding Jared Flood’s yarn Shelter. This spell sent me into a frenzy of tweed fever, to the point that I rooted through my lair in search of something, anything to knit that involved tweed. Fortunately, I laid my clammy paw upon an unfinished object, the Back Home in Vermont Sweater from Barbara Albright’s Natural Knitter. Rowan Felted Tweed. A...

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