The World’s First Granny Square Pattern (Plus 7 More to Make)

The World’s First Granny Square Pattern (Plus 7 More to Make)

The good old granny square. If you crochet, you’ve probably made one…or ten…or maybe even hundreds. But did you ever wonder who invented the granny square? Lots of other people have wondered too. Crochet historians knew it was created in the United States and was first popular in the 1890s. But the earliest published example…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Possum Wool (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Possum wool is arguably New Zealand’s national fibre. It is astoundingly warm, shockingly light, phenomenally soft, and an absolutely luscious yarn to work with. Best of all, when you knit with possum wool you’re helping to control a pest that has wreaked havoc on New Zealand’s native life. Here’s why possums are such a problem…