Posts tagged: "knitting"

  1. 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 […]


  2. Here’s why 2015 is a great year for yarn

    Posted by on March 6, 2015

      Did you know that the Chinese New Year is the most important social and economic holiday in China? February 19 marked the celebration of the new year in Chinese culture, and with it, a 2015 zodiac symbol: the sheep! Needless to say, yarn lovers everywhere are pretty excited. The original Mandarin word for this […]


  3. Pick your stitch: 80 knitting options (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on January 16, 2015

    A stitch dictionary can be one of the most exciting resources in your knitting library. But what if you’re new to turning those stitches into finished projects? Best-selling author Doreen Marquart has combined 80 unique stitch patterns and 11 blanket knitting patterns into one complete resource. This two-in-one reference guide and pattern collection also shows […]


  4. New year, new books! Knit and crochet sneak peek

    Posted by on January 9, 2015

    Welcome to 2015! We love a good resolution to stitch more, learn a new technique, or complete a record number of patterns. But truth be told, we also love the New Year for all the anticipation it embodies. After all, we’re in the business of creating all sorts of fabulous things for you to look […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]