Nick Blanket Knitting Kit

With everything needed to craft one comfy 26 by 56.5-inch blanket, We Are Knitters’ Nick Blanket Knitting Kit includes four skeins of 200 gram wool, two 15mm (aka US 19) wooden knitting needles, the pattern, a small knitter’s sewing needle and an embroidered label. Customization options include variations in needles and an array of wool colors. Knitter Morgane Mathieu collaborated with WAK on this easy-to-use …

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Farewell to Mathematician Katherine Johnson, Crucial “Hidden Figure” at NASA in the ’60s Space Race From her time as a childhood math prodigy in West Virginia to her crucial role as a “computer” at NASA, where her calculations helped lead astronauts into orbit and then the moon, black mathematician Katherine Johnson was a pioneering figure in spaceflight. Johnson’s work was critical to NASA’s earlier successes—especially …

Knitters Chronicle Climate Change With “Temperature Scarves”

From the “sky scarf” of the early aughts to the Tempestry Project today, knitters tap into climate change for guidance in their stitching. While the former accessory is about aesthetic inspiration, the latter aims to preserve data reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through “temperature scarves.” These are two examples of the way colorful yarns tie into the climate crisis and our reaction …