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The SECOND issue of By Hand is based in Portland and mid-coast maine and features:


Original knitting patterns, including:

  • Birds in Flight Blanket by Andrea Hungerford, featuring Quince & Co Osprey yarn
  • Telja Colorwork Pullover by Jenn Steingass, featuring Quince  Co Owl yarn
  • Love Letter Poncho by Andrea Hungerford, featuring Swan's Island Natural Dyes yarn
  • Pretty Perfect Cabled Socks by Trish Thibodeau, featuring Quince & Co Finch yarn
  • Birds in Flight Scarf by Andrea Hungerford, featuring Stone Wool Cormo yarn
  • Wooly Blooms Tipless Gloves by Andrea Hungerford, featuring Quince & Co Owl yarn

Handmade projects and recipes, including:

  • Cinnamon Swirled Orange Bread, by Nancy Coufal
  • Knit Stitch Needles & Notions Pouches by Meredith Hobbs
  • Second Chance Pillow Series by Andrea Hungerford



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the portland and mid-coast maine makers' community

Our second issue takes you on a virtual tour of the natural beauty of Portland and mid-coast Maine!  Meet local companies, knitwear designers, organic yarn dyers and weavers, and an amazing local yarn store.  Find recipes, exclusive knitting patterns made from our featured yarns, and other hand craft projects.  Learn about some of the artists who make up Maine's creative community, including an author and an artist who creates original block prints on organic linen.  Explore opportunities to hone your sewing skills at retreats hosted by beautiful locales all along coastal Maine.  Take a photographic day trip to a 200 year old farm dedicated toward the preservation of endangered species of fiber animals, and enjoy the beauty and diversity of Maine, from the cobblestone streets and bricks of Portland's Old Port district to the rocky, untamed coastlines and waterways.  Welcome!