Category Archives: 2012 World Travel

Journey to the Birthplace of Malabrigo Yarns

I originally wrote this feature-length article as a submission to Interweave Knits.Reading time: 10-15 minutes. The Elusive Malabrigo Yarn Factory climb up the rusted metal stairs again, carefully counting each floor as I pass. Where is this place?! The guy … Continue reading

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Exclusive Video Tour Inside The Malabrigo Factory In Uruguay

Update (11/19/13): I’ve published the full-length story about the tour here:Journey to the Birthplace of Malabrigo Yarns Last week I fulfilled a dream that seemed almost impossible – I visited the Malabrigo Yarn factory in Montevideo, Uruguay. I interviewed Malabrigo … Continue reading

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A Perfect Detail: The Italian Cast-On

Think details don’t matter? Consider the difference between a breakfast muffin and a four-dollar cupcake. Or between the morning coffee you fix for yourself and the after-dinner coffee service you prepare for guests. Between the epsom-salt bath you take for … Continue reading

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How To Knit The Ultimate Mitten Thumb, & Two New Free Mitten Patterns

Maybe it’s because I’ve got my mother’s hands. Big, substantial hands, with a big, strong thumb. Or maybe it’s just because I want my mittens to fit perfectly. A mitten hand is easy enough to design – just measure as … Continue reading

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How To Pick Up Wraps On The Purl Side: Wrap and Turn

Do you know how to pick up wraps on the purl side of short-row projects? It’s not as hard as it sounds. What if the trick you used to do so were so rare that none of your friends had … Continue reading

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