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Lara Neel (Math4Knitters)
Craftsy Instructor, Author of Sock Architecture, Creative Professional, Journalist, Knitter, Spinner, Weaver and Sock-Obsessed Person
Craftsy Instructor, Author of Sock Architecture, Creative Professional, Journalist, Knitter, Spinner, Weaver and Sock-Obsessed Person

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Tiny Hem Bandana
My niece, Maxine, modeled this bandana for me. It's the one with the tiniest writing and the fabric is called Tiny Nasty Woman , so I made it with a tiny hem. Check out the artist who made the fabric - she's giving all of the proceeds from this design to Pl...

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Street Casting
I wanted a photo of some women modeling my bandanas, and I happened to run into these ladies downtown at lunch. I think they're super-cute!

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Nasty Dude Bandana
My coworker agreed to model the "Nasty Dude" bandana for me. The fabric pattern is by the same designer who made the Nasty Woman fabric. I think it looks pretty cool! The hemming method on this design can be sewn on a regular sewing machine with a regular f...

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Pussyhat Bandana
For this little number, I used Donna Druchunas's  Resist Pussyhat Pussycat fabric . It's really fun, even though the cats look super unhappy. I used a really easy way to hem in a sewing machine for this bandana. All you need is a satin-stitch foot and a lit...

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No-Sew Bandana
Did you know that they make pens that allow you to create your own iron-on transfers ? I did not know. Now everything in my house is in danger of being transferred onto. Even the cats. Bandanas are important for when you are on the march. Of course, you can...

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Clarity Vinyl Tote
I had the idea to make this tote after we used clear totes at the Women's March on Washington. I was a little afraid of stitching through heavy vinyl, but, in the end, it wasn't any harder than working with leather or any other tough material. It was a lot ...

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Crafting the Resistance
Those of you who follow me on social media already know this, but just in case you missed it, I have a new (co-authored) book scheduled to come out in August. It's called Crafting the Resistance . Like many of you, I was a little bit consumed at the end of ...

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Step Up Socks, Top Down
Quick photos in my mudroom, because that's how I roll. It's easy to add colorblocking on the heel. I'll show you that photo later this week, after I find it. 

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Step Up Socks
Step Up Socks, Toe Up, Self-Striping Yarn Step Up Socks, Top Down, with colorblocked, slipped-stitch heel In her Encyclopedia of Needlework (I use the English edition, published in 1886), Therese de Dillmont calls this heel the "heel in steps." Her heel is ...

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Victorian Knitting Manuals on
I included a link to Richard Rutt's collection of Victorian knitting manuals at the University of Southampton Library in my book. Sadly, pretty much right around the time that I published, they changed the way the collection was organized, which made it way...
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