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A Year of Thoughtful Knitting

January 27, 2017

When knitters subscribe to our email updates (do it now if you haven’t already, eh?!) we ask them to send us a note and tell us what they’re knitting, what they are struggling with, and WHY this thing called knitting inspires them. These are some of our very favourite emails, full of stories both happy and sad, little windows into the lives of knitters. We thank you so much for sharing your stories with us! These stories are the inspiration for 2017: The Year of Thoughtful Knitting.

Thinking a bit more about the yarns we use is part of our Year of Thoughtful Knitting

Thinking a bit more about the yarns we use is part of our Year of Thoughtful Knitting

Over the years, as Alexa and I read your notes, we have found that there are common themes and stories that unite us. I think these stories we have in common are part of the glue that holds the knitting community together, and makes it such a vibrant place for creative exploration.

Grain is our latest addition to The Simple Collection

Grain is our latest addition to The Simple Collection

If you have been with us for a while you might remember the Simple Collection in 2013 (a year of learning to knit!), The Year of the Sweater in 2015 (Alexa and I knit a whopping 36 sweaters between us!), and The Year of Something New in 2016 (I took on a bit of Brioche!). This year we want to knit thoughtfully. We will be exploring why we knit, the yarns we use, sharing knitters’ stories and thinking about our own.

In February, we’ll be bringing you a very special collaborative project that we hope will inspire knitting, and get you thinking about how we knit with care!

Coming very soon!

Heart On My Sleeve is coming very soon!

If you’re curious and want to know when Heart On My Sleeve is launched you can find the info on any of your favourite social spots (#yearofthoughtfulknitting), or you can sign up for our email updates.

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Let’s make 2017 a good one!

On my knit list for this year:

Polygon BlanketWindsweptRocky Joggers by Tin Can Knits








3 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda C. permalink
    January 31, 2017 4:41 am

    Hi Emily and Alexa, I just finished knitting my second pair of Rye socks, experimenting with fit- small or medium this time. With each pair I grow more confident turning a heel and picking up stitches in the gusset. My husband wants his own pair now! Thanks for your wonderful tutorials and responses to my questions.
    I look forward to February’s project and the year of more thoughtful knitting in 2017!

  2. Donna permalink
    January 30, 2017 3:27 am

    I love this site! The first time I opened this page there was a picture of a child wearing a sweater in “Jingle Bells”. I have been searing for the pattern to no avail. Can you show it or tell me how to find it?

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