Issue 3 Index : Winter Delights

Winter Blahs getting to you? At this time of year, just before the freshness of spring arrives, cabin fever is usually getting the best of us. We have just the ticket to liven up your winter! Bursts of colour and lots of lively projects await. Get your cheer on. [...]

Thicket Gloves

This pretty accessory, simple to knit, will keep your fingers warm on winter walks. They feature an easy twist-stitch pattern on the back of the hands and plain stockinette palms with close-fitting ribbing to keep out the chill. [...]

Whirligig Tam PDF

This easy-to-knit, brightly colored tam will brighten up any dreary late winter day. It features a simple knit/purl pattern that knits up quickly and looks great in multicolored or solid yarns. [...]

Scandal in Bohemia PDF

Perhaps you’ll never have to make your escape from Sherlock Holmes, but everyone, including Irene Adler, needs a roomy messenger-style bag to carry all the essentials for an extended road trip. [...]

Lola Cowl PDF

Here’s Lola – not the song by The Kinks, and definitely not the Brazilian temptress of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana. [...]

Cloche to Me PDF

This is the pattern for my ideal winter hat. Loose enough not to completely flatten my hair, long enough to cover my ears, easy to smush into a coat pocket, and soft against my skin. [...]

The International Back to Back Wool Challenge – Toronto Spiders

The International Back to Back Wool Challenge is an annual international competition that challenges teams of eight (a shearer and seven spinners and/or knitters) to shear the fleece of a sheep, spin it, ply it and knit it into a sweater. [...]

Winter Foilage : spin the yarn

What do you do with those little sampler packs of small amounts of many colours? Here’s an idea. [...]

Cloche to Me: Spin the yarn

When I started spinning, thick and thin was what I was trying to avoid. One weekend I was in my favorite fiber store, and got glued to some art yarn that the shop owner had spun. It was, simply, gorgeous.

Ten Ways to Improve Your Fiber Art Photography Now

Only other fiber artists truly understand the hard work, time and love that goes into each stitch. Kristi Schueler offers photography tips to show of your fibre art and captivate your audience. [...]

Meet the Indie • Two If By Hand

Two If By Hand, the work of Ceylan and Maria of Dallas, TX. [...]

Shepherd’s Realm: Corriedale at Serenity Farms

Corriedale wool, Corriedale yarn, Corriedale sheep….what do you think of when you hear Corriedale? [...]

Books • 3 : Miriam Felton’s Twist and Knit

Now headed into its second printing due to popularity, knitwear designer Miriam Felton gives us a glimpse into her creative process behind designing a book focused on handspun yarns. [...]

Thicket Gloves : spin the yarn

Well-prepared batts are one of my favorite preparations to spin. For the Thicket Gloves in this issue, I selected two 2-ounce batts from the Artemis, Artemis Etsy store as I wanted a semisolid/lightly heathered yarn for this project. [...]

Whirligig Hat • spin the yarn

I normally find myself spinning sportweight or lighter yarns, and I wanted to challenge myself to spin a worsted to Aran weight yarn that would be warm and windproof for late-winter wear. [...]