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A Knit­ted Legacy Women were leav­ing the rice fields of Uhaj, Ifu­gao in the Phillip­ines to find more work un­til two in­trepid women, Candy Reyes-Ali­pio and Aurora Man­gu­bat-Suarez, came in and taught them to knit. Now, with the in­come raised from hand­knit mon­sters, toys and scarves through the Knit­ting Ex­pe­di­tion brand, they are able to stay in their an­ces­tral lands, pro­vid­ing a sus­tain­ing legacy of com­mu­nity for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. Learn more at www.knit­ting-ex­pe­di­tion. myshopify.com.

Yarn and Go It’s a grow­ing trend that doesn’t seem to be slow­ing down any time soon—yarn stores hit­ting the open road in trucks, RVs and pop-ups. From the Yarn Over Truck in Cal­i­for­nia to Yarn­byrds RV in Ohio, at least eight mo­bile yarn stores can be found in the United States, in places such as open-air mar­kets, fes­ti­vals and park­ing lots, all with the hopes of rais­ing cu­rios­ity and at­tract­ing new knit­ters. Keep an eye out for fibers rolling into your town!

Peo­ple Knit­ting It’s not just knit­ters who are fas­ci­nated by yarn be­ing slowly trans­formed into some­thing use­ful. In her new book, Peo­ple Knit­ting: A Cen­tury of Pho­to­graphs, Bar­bara Levine un­cov­ers, in over 100 his­tor­i­cal pho­to­graphs, what cap­tures us all: the qui­etly con­tem­pla­tive and cre­ative ex­pres­sion that knit­ting in­spires. Learn more at www.pa­press.com.

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