Posts tagged: "knitting"

  1. Who’s having a Black Friday sale? Your local shop!

    Posted by on November 28, 2014

    The annual Black Friday buzz is upon us. Where will you spend your dollars this year? Big ads from chain stores may be swamping your mailbox and TV, but check your last email or newsletter from your local quilt or yarn shop: we’ll bet they’re having a Black Friday sale too! We’re passing up the […]


  2. 5 ways to celebrate I Love Yarn Day + stash tip

    Posted by on October 10, 2014

    Each year the Craft Yarn Council sponsors I Love Yarn Day—an entire day honoring the love of our favorite fabulous fiber. Today is that day! Wondering how you should celebrate? Read on for 5 terrific ways to celebrate yarn today, plus a quick tip for stash knitting. 1. Visit your local yarn shop Your local […]


  3. Knit to flatter: 14 plus-size knitting patterns

    Posted by on September 19, 2014

    According to Women’s Wear Daily, size 14 is the average for American women—yet most knitwear designers neglect larger sizes. If you’re looking for women’s plus-size sweater knitting patterns, you shouldn’t have to settle for baggy styles or solid colors. The late Carol Rasmussen Noble, well-known author and designer, became disillusioned with the lack of plus-size […]


  4. Ask your crafty idol anything

    Posted by on May 2, 2014

    We get the chance to work with truly incredible, well-known authors on a daily basis. Have we become less star-struck over the years? Definitely not! Many of our authors are role models to us, and working with them is one of our greatest privileges and joys. Left: from Everyday Style by Carol Rasmussen Noble Maybe […]


  5. How to cast on, how to bind off: 200+ options (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 18, 2014

    Cast On, Bind Off—now in paperback! Did you miss this book when it was released in hardcover? Or did you hesitate because of the price? Packed full of cast-on knitting methods and bind-off techniques, it’s now only $19.99—that’s more than 200 ways to finish your knitting for only $19.99! I’ve been knitting for many years […]


  6. Hate finishing? How to knit seamless sweaters

    Posted by on April 11, 2014

    How many times have you completed the bulk of a sweater pattern, just to leave the pieces unfinished in your WIP basket? How many times have you paid someone else to sew those sweaters together because you just really hate the finishing? If that’s you, you’re not alone! Turns out, there are many, many knitters […]


  7. Quirky Question: your week, the highlights (+ sale)

    Posted by on March 7, 2014

    Thanks for coming back for the monthly Quirky Question! The question is just for fun, answers are always welcome, and you could get an eBook for free. Left: from Contemporary Crochet by Sys Fredens. SALE ALERT: only $8.39! Imagine you’re a reporter and your editor has asked you to write a feel-good story about your […]


  8. Quirky question: oh, how we love yarn (+ 50% OFF)

    Posted by on February 7, 2014

    Welcome back to the monthly Quirky Question—where the question is just for fun, answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free. Right: from Knit Bright by Kristin Spurkland. SALE ALERT: only $6.50! Can you believe it’s February already? The year is officially in full swing. We’re busy preparing for a fun […]


  9. Keep it together: organizing knitting projects (+ free pattern)

    Posted by on January 31, 2014

    Under the bed? In shoeboxes? Stuffed in various nooks and crannies? How do YOU store your yarn? How about your current knitting or crochet projects? I’m ashamed to admit that mine are currently stuffed in a magazine caddy underneath my bedside table, but I’m pretty sure today’s free pattern will change all that. All you’ll […]


  10. Stitching resolutions

    Posted by on January 17, 2014

    ’Tis the season for resolutions. Do you make them? Do you keep them? Over the years, I’ve learned that setting strict resolutions is a surefire path to failure. Rather than declaring, “I’m going to lose 30 pounds by summer,” I go with, “I’m going to spend more time exercising so I can stay healthy.” That’s […]