Did you know that roughly one third of women between the ages 25 of 35 now knit or crochet? This month, Apartment Therapy teamed up with a bunch of talented knitters — like KOEL Magazine and Flax & Twine — to bring you a rich mix of informative posts about this useful and meditative craft, including resources and original patterns. If you've never picked up knitting needles before, this is a great time to start.
Did you realize just how good knitting is for your mind and body? As we recover from angst-filled 2016, Rachel Jacks of DIY in PDX tells us exactly why the act of knitting will restore your faith in humanity — or at least your own well-being.
First, need a little inspiration? Irene Hoofs, founder of Bloesem and the recently launched KOEL Magazine, shares images from her home (featuring tons of super stylish knitted decor!) and answers some of our burning questions about her crafty life.
Not sure how to go about getting started? Rachel shares all her best tips for seeking out help when you finally decide to give knitting a whirl. Hint: you're not in it alone, by any stretch of imagination.
The kind folks at KOEL Magazine took a break from making media to share their very favorite places to buy yarn (so much luscious yarn), needles, patterns and other supplies. It's a list not to miss.
If you like large scale projects, Associate Editor Katie Holdefehr introduces us to arm knitting. No needles needed —just some chunky yarn and a couple of free appendages. The result is all big impact and drama, but in a good way.
It's blanket season, and KOEL Magazine has three great projects for you to work on this winter. Fight the cold and cover up with one of these three great, stylish patterns.
And lastly, Anne Weil of Flax & Twine has another original pattern, just for you. Her storage basket, made with fun chunky yarn, is a versatile and decorative item that can house any number of things at home.