We Are Knitters’ All-in-One Kits

Make DIY sweaters and beanies easily, even if you're a beginner

Whether you find knitting meditative or enjoy the rebellious act of slow handmade fashion, the season is here for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Design-forward kit-making companies like Kitterly and Wool and the Gang (plus print magazines like Knit Wit) already make it easier than ever to get excited to purl, but another name in the knitting kit world, We Are Knitters has …

Maggie Thompson’s Makwa Studio

The textile artist challenges perceptions of Native American fashion with her knitted accessories

Minneapolis-based textile artist Maggie Thompson has been grappling with ideas, perceptions and systems of authenticity from the moment she was born. With a Native American father and an Irish-German mother, she’s met with questions every step of the way regarding her identity as Native American. The RISD alum (and member of the Fond du Lac Ojibwe tribe) offers answers—through her fine art works—to the challenging …

Knit Merino Wool Hats from Rustic Threads

Super-soft, dip-dyed beanies made by hand in Joshua Tree

Inside a small boutique called The End, in the arid desert of Old Town Yucca Valley, CA, we stumbled upon some hats that beckoned to be touched and held. The hats are knitted by Taylor Elyse Compton, a Joshua Tree resident, who has a small studio called Rustic Threads. Compton sources 100% merino wool—softer and lighter than other wools, and without the itchiness—from Ohio, which …