Posts in the crochet & knitting category

  1. Dreaming of Christmas + free yarn giveaway

    Today we’re finishing Christmas in July week with a handmade holiday roundup especially for yarn lovers. Get a jump start stitching knitted holiday stockings, crocheted mittens, or a kid’s holiday sweater. Check out the roundup below for a few ideas to get you in the spirit! But first… Is your stash lacking in red and […]

  2. Summer fun: teach crafty kids to knit!

    What’s on your kids’ summer bucket list? No doubt you’ve got plenty of plans for pool days, trips to the zoo, and lots of outdoor fun. But you might also need something to do when your kids (and you!) need a respite from summer frolicking. Why not teach them to knit—with help from Gigi? Knitting […]

  3. July 4 + fabric or yarn = pure bliss!

    Happy Fourth of July to all of our crafty buds! Today we’re out of the office, enjoying the holiday—which might mean stitching away on our machines, needles, or hooks. That’s what a day off is really for, right? If you, too, want to celebrate sweet freedom with a quilt, knit, or crochet project, check out […]

  4. Love flowers? Try garden-inspired knitting

    Summer is here! The grass is green, the flowers are in bloom, and inspiration is everywhere. Whether you’re a confident beginner or an advanced stitcher, now is the perfect time to let Mother Nature inspire your knitting. Read on for two ways to incorporate flowers into your knitting designs. For the confident beginner: knitted embellishments […]

  5. Tutorials week, day 5: 24 knit + crochet tutes

    We’re finishing our tutorial roundup week today with a BIG knit and crochet post! Whether you’re a beginner looking for a few basic tips or a seasoned pro who wants to try something new, Stitch This! is a great resource for instruction, inspiration, and ideas. We’ve pulled together 24 of our top knit and crochet […]

  6. Amigurumi + your home = BIG fun

    If you’ve got kids (or if you’re a BIG kid at heart), you have the perfect excuse to fill your home with fun and happy accessories! Everything from ladybug ottomans (left) to cheerful cloud pillows fill the pages of Ana Paula Rímoli’s brand new book, Amigurumi at Home—along with plenty of tips for bringing smiles […]

  7. 5 portable projects for Knit-in-Public week

    Are you ready? It’s almost time to paint the town red (or whatever color your yarn happens to be) by enjoying your favorite fiber craft on park benches, at the beach, in coffee shops, stadiums, or any public place you can think of. We’re talking about World Wide Knit-in-Public Week! Want to join the fun? […]

  8. Overwhelmed by yarn choices? 4 top tips

    Posted by on May 30, 2014, in crochet & knitting, ,

    I’ll be the first to admit that I get a little overwhelmed—in a good way!—by the walls, cubbies, baskets, and bins of luscious yarn when I visit my local yarn shop. Wool? Cotton? Magenta? Pastel? Hand dyed? How is one to decide? Turns out, some of our authors have some really handy tips for choosing […]

  9. Where we’ve been—and what we’re up to!

    Posted by on May 23, 2014, in crochet & knitting,

    This spring Acquisitions Editor Karen Burns was on the move! Karen (left) has a super-fun job that includes seeking out new authors and book ideas, meeting and brainstorming with current Martingale authors, and traveling around the country to scout the latest trends. This month she attended a trade show hosted by The National NeedleArts Association […]

  10. What’s your type? How to choose flattering designs

    Left: Café Chic diagonal sweater from The Ultimate Knitted Tee. Do you know your type? No, we’re not talking soul mates! Finding the most flattering garment for your body shape can be challenging—even when you’re knitting that garment yourself. You can make finding the right garment style easier by first identifying your body type. Laura […]