It’s really easy to love Marimekko, with their outsized textile designs, their legacy of women design entrepreneurs, and their clothes that seem designed to be comfortable and fashionable at the same time. I don’t generally shop at Marimekko, because I know I’ll want goods beyond my price range. But when I was in Minneapolis a few months
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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! In honor of this day, I offer you these photos from an old knitting magazine in my personal library called Aran Fisherman Sweaters to Knit. Apparently Bear Brand, Fleisher’s, and Bucilla Yarns, responsible for this publication, imagined a great yearning for matchy-matchy Aran sweaters. I’m not planning on making any of
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This summer I spent some time drafting patterns for clothes that really fit me, using the advice in Cal Patch‘s excellent book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes. And I can tell that efforts are paying off, because I recently created a new dress pretty much from scratch—though with heaps of design inspiration from Oliver+S’s School Photo Dress
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Each time I begin a new knitting project, I fret. About size. About gauge (even though I now dutifully make the required swatch). About new techniques that I might not be up for. About whether the yarn I’ve chosen will work. And yet, none of these worries stops me from devoting weeks of time,
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