Category Archives: Celebrity Spotlights

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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Meet Stephanie of Tiny Owl Knits – The Fairy Princess Of Knitting

“I like to freak out about my knitting. That’s when I know it’s good.” So said Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits when I interviewed her earlier this year. So who is Stephanie, and why was she the most-requested interview … 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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Jared Flood Interview: Inside Brooklyn Tweed & Shelter

Welcome to a world of heathered colors, pure American wool, and you-can-almost-feel-it photography. Meet Jared Flood.

In an exclusive interview for KNITFreedom, the man behind the Brooklyn Tweed scarf, the Hemlock Ring blanket, and the Koolhaas hat, shares inspiration, design advice, and how he the developed unique color-palettes behind his new Shelter and Loft yarns. Continue reading

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Workshop With Cookie A Part III: Top-Down Sock Design

Fun news! My friend and fellow knitwear designer and instructor, Alex Capshaw-Taylor, owner of WorldKnit and Handspun, has volunteered to share with us her experience of a weekend class she took in October with one of the knitting world’s most … Continue reading

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