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Being bad at capitalism from a business perspective.
Category_Knit Diverse

Being bad at capitalism from a business perspective.

When I first started my knitting design business, it was to support my friend Jen at 626 Yarn and her Thai Iced Tea gradient sock set. We ended up raising funds to donate towards organizations tha...

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Making better sock choices: How I think about yarn.
Category_Knit Diverse

Making better sock choices: How I think about yarn.

Now that we've talked about all the ways to evaluate a yarn for sustainability reasons and for our personal values, why we shouldn't be horrible to other people who make different choices than we d...

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6 ways to measure environmental impact by fiber.
Category_Knit Diverse

6 ways to measure environmental impact by fiber.

Disclaimer: If you're new here, don't forget to read the previous posts in this series for context. We don't do yarn snobbery here so please do not take any information from my work to go and be a...

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How to make the Mariner Mod for the Coloring Book Raglan
Category_Patterns

How to make the Mariner Mod for the Coloring Book Raglan

By popular request, here's a quick little notes sheet for how I made my Nutiden mariner version of the Coloring Book Raglan pattern. Sizing and Yardage I am using Nutiden yarn Barighet and ...

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3 tell-tale signs a knitting magazine is really diverse.
Category_Knit Diverse

3 tell-tale signs a knitting magazine is really diverse.

Is there something we can do that would help us assess the work that is going on to the magazine to ensure that it aligns with our values? The answer is, definitively, yes. As a former section ed...

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Choosing fibers that align with your values AND project
Category_Knit Diverse

Choosing fibers that align with your values AND project

processes, but not life cycle assessments to show how a sustainable knitting life really would look like. This is a capitalist viewpoint and many times conversations about sustainability are steepe...

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Ways that your making practice is already radical. - Aimee Sher Makes
Category_Knit Diverse

Ways that your making practice is already radical.

Just a few ways your making practice is already making a big change. Learn what they are so you can expand your practice as a radical act for justice in other ways, so that we can go forth and make...

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No more fear: your scariest swatching questions answered! (1/??)
Category_Tips and Tricks

No more fear: your scariest swatching questions answered! (1/??)

Last week, I made a reel about reasons to love swatching, and put out a call in my Instagram Stories asking you what your biggest questions about swatching are. I answered what felt like a thousan...

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Does this yarn company align with my values?
Category_Knit Diverse

Does this yarn company align with my values?

Disclaimer: Before you go on, please make sure you have read part 1 of the yarn values series so you’re not using this knowledge to be a yarn snob and judge other people. Additionally, I know some...

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