Posts in the crochet & knitting category

  1. Behind every great knitter . . . (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 30, 2015, in crochet & knitting, , , , ,

    Have you heard the saying that begins, "Behind every successful person . . .?" According to the saying, there may be a number of things behind a successful person, including great mentors, years of practice, and lots of coffee. This got us thinking: behind most knitters and crocheters are great friends, family members, and teachers […]

  2. Yarn eBooks for everyone: 2 days only, $6.99 each

    Posted by on September 23, 2015, in crochet & knitting, , , ,

    Fall is almost here, the kids are back in school, and we know you need a post-summer pick-me-up. Forget that pumpkin spice latte; treat yourself to an eBook! We’re putting our knit and crochet eBooks on sale through Friday, September 25, at noon PST. That’s over 70 eBooks, for just $6.99 each. Fill up your […]

  3. Creativity awaits: crochet coffee-cozy patterns

    As the days turn crisp, is there anything as pleasant as wrapping your hands around a warm cup of coffee, tea, or cider? If you dread wasting cardboard sleeves at your favorite espresso stand and want your drink to make a fall fashion statement, a handmade coffee cozy is the perfect quick project. In Crochet […]

  4. Fall into style: knit sweater patterns

    Believe it or not, it’s time to put away those light and breezy summer clothes and pull out your fall wardrobe. We know it’s hard to say goodbye to warm days and sunshine, so here’s a roundup of our top six sweater-knitting posts to get you in the mood. Grab a PSL (pumpkin spice latte) […]

  5. Knit to fit: step up your sweater game

    Sweater weather is coming, and a custom-knit sweater is one you won’t want to take off. How to ensure the perfect fit: get The NEW Knitter’s Template, the award-winning reference for crafting your ideal sweater. This extensive book includes nine gauges and 30 sizes, as well as options for body length, neckline shaping, and armhole […]

  6. First day of school: 6 picture-perfect kid knits

    It’s a ritual for parents everywhere. After the supplies have been gathered and lunches have been packed, it’s time for back-to-school pictures. You know the ones: standing in the front yard or in front of the school, backpack and all, smiling and ready for the first day. As you get ready for the new school […]

  7. Back to school? Don’t forget your bag!

    From trying on new duds to picking out school supplies, preparing for class is an exercise in self-expression. While you’re busy planning lunches and checking off supply lists, don’t forget a standout book bag! Check out this roundup of unique crochet backpack patterns for all grade levels. Bright and fresh backpack from Boho Crochet. Find […]

  8. How to host a stitchin’ picnic

    August is National Picnic Month! If you missed World Wide Knit in Public Day, now’s your chance to get out and get to knitting (or crocheting) in the sunshine while there’s still some summer left. (Right: Picnic basket embellishment from Contemporary Crochet.) Here’s a list of things you’ll need for planning your stitchin’ picnic: □ […]

  9. Refresh your technique + get FREE shipping

    The most versatile books you can keep in your library are those with knitting techniques or crochet help. One good reference book will get you through many, many patterns. Choosing a reference book is like pairing a fine wine with a delicious meal. Check out these popular technique books (and our pairing selections) below. We’ve […]

  10. Knit socks two at a time for double the fun

    I take my knitting with me whenever I can, and I’m not shy about knitting in public. Knitting can spark the most interesting conversations, don’t you think? The most bewildered looks and curious questions come when I’m knitting two-at-a-time socks on two circular needles, a technique I learned from Antje Gillingham’s book Knitting Circles around […]