• Sweater Season: A warren of Warrens

    Sweater Season: A warren of Warrens

    One of the most fun—and the trickiest—parts of colorwork is picking colors. There are so many choices! High contrast, low contrast, analogous colors, complements... the choices are seemingly endless.  So, where do you start? I tell my students to think about what drew you to the design originally: what about the color combination do you respond to? What creates its main visual impact? For...
  • Sweater Season: Work Rows, Not Lengths

    Sweater Season: Work Rows, Not Lengths

    [Sloane's Warren pullover, from our upcoming Deep Winter 2021 Collection] Okay, we admit it: we're both die-hard sweater knitters, and we think pretty much any time of the year is sweater season. But, both of us have a penchant for starting new projects in this after-holiday time, as a moment to reflect and start to focus on something a little longer-term after our frenzied...
  • Sweater Season: Swatching for Sweaters

    Sweater Season: Swatching for Sweaters

    [Emily Greene's Fall Creek, from Spring 2020] Okay, we admit it: we're both die-hard sweater knitters, and we think pretty much any time of the year is sweater season. But, both of us have a penchant for starting new projects in this after-holiday time, as a moment to reflect and start to focus on something a little longer-term after our frenzied needles knit gifts...
  • Sweater Season: Schematics

    Sweater Season: Schematics

    [Pictured: the schematic from Felton, Spring 2020]    Okay, we admit it: we're both die-hard sweater knitters, and we think pretty much any time of the year is sweater season. But, both of us have a penchant for starting new projects in this after-holiday time, as a moment to reflect and start to focus on something a little longer-term after our frenzied needles knit...
  • Sweater Season: All About Ease

    Sweater Season: All About Ease

    [Cheryl Toy's Glenwood, from Spring 2020] Okay, we admit it: we're both die-hard sweater knitters, and we think pretty much any time of the year is sweater season. But, both of us have a penchant for starting new projects in this after-holiday time, as a moment to reflect and start to focus on something a little longer-term after our frenzied needles knit gifts for...
  • Sweater Season: A Few of Our Favorite Tips

    Sweater Season: A Few of Our Favorite Tips

     [Pictured: Rory, from Autumn/Winter 2020, in Weld in Red Feather] Okay, we admit it: we're both die-hard sweater knitters, and we think pretty much any time of the year is sweater season. But, both of us have a penchant for starting new projects in this after-holiday time, as a moment to reflect and start to focus on something a little longer-term after our frenzied...
  • Spotlight on Lomond + Alternate Colorways

    Spotlight on Lomond + Alternate Colorways

    As some of you who have joined our Thursday virtual knit nights know, my mom is working on her very own Lomond pullover (and is almost done!). Mom's making hers in the original colorways in Weld (with Fawn as the MC and Charcoal and Red Feather for the CCs), but as we've gotten more of our favorite Weld shades back in stock, I've been dreaming...
  • Swatch Diaries: Searching for Sweater-worthy Cables

    Swatch Diaries: Searching for Sweater-worthy Cables

    Forge + Cables = Love Way back when our worsted-weight Forge was a twinkle in our eyes, its mandate in life was clear: we love hats, we love scarves, we love accessories of all stripes, but first and foremost, we're sweater knitters, and we wanted a yarn that would make the cabled sweaters of our dreams as eye-catching and wearable as our, well....dreams. Our early swatching...
  • FO Friday: Sloane's Weld + La Bien Aimée Raglan

    FO Friday: Sloane's Weld + La Bien Aimée Raglan

    Y'all, I made a fuzzy pink all-stockinette sweater...and I love it. My stay-at-home knitting hasn't exactly been going at breakneck speed, but my first Social Distancing Sweater is finally an FO: I finished my Cozy Classic Raglan this week! It's also the first thing I've made for myself that hasn't been a design sample since I test-knit the Divide hat for Emily in <checks watch> November...
  • Selfish Knitting Season: Sloane's Top 5

    Selfish Knitting Season: Sloane's Top 5

    So, confession time: between design samples, yarn development, and teaching, I have not actually knit anything on a purely-for-myself basis since I made my first-ever Rhinebeck sweater in—wait for it—2015! (I suppose I knit each of my kids a sweater that winter, but does that count as selfish knitting?) But, I'm determined to change that this year, and to spend some time knitting things...
  • Meghan's Top 5: Selfish Knits for 2020

    Meghan's Top 5: Selfish Knits for 2020

    It's that time of year when the temperature plummets, the snow storms are piling fresh pile of powder on my doorstep, and all I can think about it knitting by the fire. It's around this time when my selfish knitlist bubbles to the front of my mind, so I thought I'd share with you my top 5 wishlist knits to make in Forge and Weld.  1. The...
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