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"Everything we make is hand-knitted in Peru, and the yarn all comes from there too," Jade explained.

"We like to design really simple shapes that are both easy to wear and easy to make. Pretty much everything in our showroom has a corresponding knitting kit, but the demand for our finished pieces has been so high we always have to keep them in stock, too!"

"Wool and the Gang's now been around for three years, so our customers and our knitting team's grown with us. So after they've made basic snoods and hats, they're up for more of a challenge and want to try more complicated patterns."

"Here in New York, we start the design process by figuring out the stitch we want to use on a piece, and how we want it to drape. We decide on the textile, and sketch everything out. By the time we go to Peru to source the materials, we like to already have a basic design outline in mind."

"If you knit nonstop, you can probably make a piece of clothing in two days. If you're spacing out your knitting sessions a bit more, which is what most people prefer, I'd say it takes more like ten days."

"When you first get into knitting, it's the most addicting thing ever. And I think in today's technology-obsessed society, it's nice to take a break from it all and use a craft like this as a sort of escape."

"I think one of the most unique things about Wool and the Gang is our community. Knitting's always been a social thing, and the sharing and learning experience is something we try to provide through our Facebook and Tumblr. It's just another way to engage."

WATG's unbelievably soft marinière sweater is tailor-made for the outdoors.

Having never knit before, I relied on Jade to help me "cast on" and get my project started.

By George, I think I've got it!

Seasoned knitter Alison needed no help with the beginnings of her scarf.

No waving the white flag for Elana—look at what I made!