Posts tagged: "knitted wraps & scarves"

  1. Learn it once, knit it thrice: Jen Lucas returns with Stunning Stitches (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 31, 2017

    Knitters, take note: these stitches are too stunning to knit just once! Best-selling author Jen Lucas is back with her fifth book, Stunning Stitches, sharing more exquisite wraps that are way easier to knit than you might think! Jen’s dreamed up an all-new system for knitting through her latest book: first, she chose seven of […]


  2. De-stash in a flash ⚡ play with your yarn today (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 11, 2016

    Best-selling author Jen Lucas is back with a new book—and we can’t wait to share her BIG idea with you! Jen’s big idea is inspired by her BIG stash of yarns. Those hanks, balls, and skeins of yarn all have one thing in common: they’re greater in weight than the delicate sock yarns she designed […]


  3. Slip some color into your knits (+ yarn giveaway)

    Posted by on June 26, 2015

    Remember the BIG box of crayons you owned as a kid? The one with nearly 100 colors to choose from? Browsing the local yarn shop can feel just like pawing through those colorful crayons. So many fabulous, fantastic, phenomenal hues! If you’ve never tried knitting with multiple colors, you’re in for a thrill. Best-selling author […]


  4. New quilt books + more coming in June (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 2, 2015

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Time for a first look at new quilt books—plus new knit and crochet books!—on their way to your local shop. Click on a book cover below, then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog so you’ll know […]


  5. Crochet + knitting ideas: 2015 color of the year

    Posted by on March 27, 2015

    Starting a new project this weekend? Here’s a little crochet and knitting inspiration: a roundup of patterns, yarn, and accessories that all look stunning in Marsala, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year. 1. From Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet // 2. Spud and Chloe Sweater in Red Velvet // 3. Knit Picks Rainbow Wood […]


  6. Knitting with sock yarn: it’s not just for socks! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on January 23, 2015

    How much sock yarn do YOU own? Whether it’s a few balls, a dozen hanks, or more skeins than you can count, sock-yarn shawl patterns are a versatile—and stunning—way to put those luscious beauties to good use. And you won’t have to worry about overcrowding the sock drawer! Jen Lucas of Knitting Like Crazy is […]


  7. The gift of lace: how to knit comfort shawls

    Posted by on September 5, 2014

    When learning a new craft or technique, it’s easy to think that we should wait to give handmade gifts until our skills improve. When Alison Jeppson Hyde was new to (and lacking confidence in) lace knitting, she decided to knit and give away a wedding ring shawl. And it taught her that a few ounces […]


  8. How to knit with silk yarns: 3 top tips

    Posted by on August 29, 2014

    Silk: prized for its durability, strength, warmth, and delicacy—as well as its ability to take color beautifully. Knitting with silk yarns can be a challenge, but don’t let it scare you! With the proper instruction and a few expert tips, you can begin stitching gorgeous silk-yarn knitting patterns. 3 Top Tips for Knitting with Silk […]


  9. Perfect knitted scarves for your stash! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on August 1, 2014

    We know it happens. You were browsing the local yarn shop and ended up buying a few special skeins with no pattern in mind—gasp! No need to worry—even if those skeins have been sitting in your stash for months, we’ve just released a new booklet of popular designs by Sheryl Thies that can be knit […]


  10. Finishing touches: beaded bind off, lacing, and more

    Posted by on May 9, 2014

    Have you ever felt that your knitted or crocheted project was missing that special something? Sheryl Thies, author of Ocean Breezes, Knitting by Nature, Tunisian Crochet Encore, and more, is the queen of adding those coveted finishing touches. From beaded bind offs to beautiful ribbon details, Sheryl has a catalog of inspiring tips and instructions […]