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Editor’s Resolutions

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What do you hope to achieve this year in your knitting?

Keep reading to learn what our individual knitting goals are this year. If you're inspired, join us!

We're looking forward to making 2014 our most knitterly year yet.

 
Our 2014 Knitting Daily Goals
 
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Hannah Baker

Assistant Editor,
Interweave Knits

 

Amy Palmer

Editor of Knitscene
 

Anne Merrow

Editor of Sockupied
 

Louisa Demmitt

Assistant Editor,
Knitscene

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I'm working on projects commissioned by friends and family.   I'm testing new techniques, mainly double-knit colorwork and mosaic knitting.   I'm waving the white flag and knitting from my very extensive yarn stash!  

I'm tackling projects with sleeves!

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Learn more about each of our 2014 goals!
 
 
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my 2014 goal:
I'm working on challenging projects for friends and family.
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Hannah Baker

Assistant Editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts

My 2014 Goal:

 

In 2014 I’ll be working on some projects commissioned by friends and family, including a ski mask with rabbit ears. I also aim to tackle increasingly complex projects in order to broaden and sharpen my knitting skills, particularly with new stitch patterns and some colorwork.

 

Here I am in Carol Feller’s Clear Creek Pullover (Interweave Knits Fall 2013) that I finished knitting in November. This project propelled my knitting in a positive direction by combining basic skills I’ve had for a long time with a few new (to me) techniques. This mix of comfort and challenge paved the way to a complete, quality garment, as well as a much more confident knitter.

Make this your goal!
Are you tackling a long list of projects this year, taking your knitting to the next level? Check out these resources to help you achieve this 2014 goal:
 
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Fearless Knitting: The Step-by-Step Guide to Knitting Confidence   Knitwear Design Workshop: A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits   Interweave Knits 2000-2009 Decade CD Collection   The Knitter's Toolbox: Lily Chin's Techniques and Tricks for Savvy Knitters
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my 2014 goal:
I'm testing new techniques, mainly double-knit colorwork and mosaic knitting.
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Amy Palmer

Editor of Knitscene

My 2014 Goal:

 

I love love love colorwork, but I've been living in my comfort zones of stranded colorwork and intarsia for too long. This is the year I try some new techniques, namely double-knit colorwork and mosaic knitting. 

 

First up, I'm tackling Sandy Cushman's Mosaic Mitts. These fun mitts are the perfect project to test my mosiac knitting skills, and they're a fun way to experiment with colors. You can be subtle with reds and purples, or go for heavy contrasting colors to bring out the mosaic patterning with greens and purples. Heavy contrasts will show mistakes more easily, but you'll also be able to see your skills at work!

 
Make this your goal!
Are you tackling colorwork this year? Join Amy and knit these fun mosiac and double-knit color projects to help you achieve this 2014 goal:
 
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Herringbone Mosaic Cowl   Gerda's Double-Knit Scarf   Double-Knit Lollipop Cap   Double Knitting
with Annie Modesitt
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my 2014 goal:
I'm knitting from my very extensive yarn stash!
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Anne Merrow

Editor of Sockupied and video editor of knitting and crochet workhops

My 2014 Goal:

 

In 2014, I'm waving the white flag and knitting from my very extensive yarn stash! I have way too much yarn for my tiny house, and I need some stash-busting projects to make a serious dent in the piles of yarn.

 

Sound familiar? Knitters love yarn, and we often buy one or two skeins of yarn we fall in love with without having plans for each skein.

Instead of moving to a larger home, Anne is focused on using up her stash. Tiny projects that require small amounts of yarn is a great way to make a dent in your yarn stash!

 
 
Make this your goal!
Are you in serious need of stash busting? Check out these resources full of knitted accessory projects that require small amounts of yarn to help you achieve this 2014 goal:
 
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Knitting Little Luxuries: Beautiful Accessories to Knit   Knitscene Accessories 2013   Boutique Knits: 20+ Must Have Accessories   French Girl Knits Accessories: Modern Designs for a Beautiful Life
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Download the eBook   Download Digital   Download the eBook   Download the eBook
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my 2014 goal:
The new year will find me tackling projects with sleeves!
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Louisa Dermmitt

Assistant editor of Knitscene

My 2014 Goal:

 

The new year will find me tackling projects with sleeves. Sleeves and I have been at odds for quite some time, but I finally feel confident that we can become friends! And now that I know how to properly seam things, I see a lot of sweaters in my future.

 

Here I am pictured with my first sweater, which is ill-fitting (although comfy) and has an assortment of issues, particularly with the heavy sleeves. I'm ready to tackle more sweater designs, garments I will actually wear.

 

Diving into sweater construction may seem daunting, but once you master the knitted sleeve the options for sweater design are endless! From raglans to set-in sleeves, the knitted sleeve can make or break a sweater.

 
 
Make this your goal!
Are you in serious need of stash busting? Check out these knitted accessory projects that require small amounts of yarn to help you achieve this 2014 goal:
 
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The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns   Easy Seamless Sweaters to Knit, 5 Raglan Sweater Patterns eBook   The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters   Knitscene Easy 2010
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Resolve to make knitting a priority in 2014!

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