If we had to sum up the 2017 issue of Interweave Knits Holiday in one word, that word would be “community.” Something about the end of one year and the beginning of another reminds us to connect with loved ones. On Giving Tuesday, let’s not forget the many people who have suffered tragedy this year. Charity knitting lets us hold out helping hands—and not just to the individual who receives a handmade donation.

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