Posts tagged: "knit and crochet fashions"

  1. New quilt books! Machine quilting, Double Stitch, more (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 1, 2015

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Today you’ll get a sneak peek at new books from Martingale, all on their way to your local shops this month. Click on a cover below; then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog for info on […]


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

    Posted by on July 29, 2015

    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 […]


  3. Holiday gifts: start knitting now! (yarn giveaway)

    Posted by on July 15, 2015

    Don’t believe that time flies? Here’s a convincing argument: there are only 23 weeks until Christmas. Eep! How many Christmas knitting projects can you complete in a week? July means it’s time to make a list of your Christmas craft ideas and start working (or sprinting) toward the goal. Check out these roundups of holiday […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. Be the star of the baby shower: free knitting pattern x 3!

    Posted by on May 29, 2015

    Spring means colorful flowers, bright green leaves, and, of course, baby showers! Why not combine all three in an adorable handmade gift that’s quick and easy to knit? We’ve got a darling blanket, hat, and bootie set that any Mom-to-be would adore—and best of all, the pattern is free. FREE PATTERN: “Flowers” from Blankets, Hats, […]


  6. Need a vacation? Plan a “yarncation!”

    Posted by on May 22, 2015

    Imagine the perfect vacation for knitters and crocheters: a cruise to the Shetland Islands—that paradise of supple, chunky wool yarn—on a luxurious cruise ship loaded with stitchaholics who each have a serious yarn stash and a collection of knitting patterns to back it up, just like you. Yes, such a thing really does exist! Knitting […]


  7. How to knit a dog sweater with seamless results (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 15, 2015

    Your dog needs a sweater. You want to knit that sweater. But figuring out how to make a dog sweater from a human-shaped pattern is downright daunting. Enter Seamless Knits for Posh Pups. What’s your pooch’s personal style? Pearls and a little black dress? All-American sports mascot? Celtic-style cable aficionado? Take your pick from these […]


  8. Knitting socks with extra strength

    Posted by on May 1, 2015

    We’ve been having a wonderful time stitching projects from Jen Lucas’s gorgeous new book, Sock-Yarn Shawls II. It’s filled with great ideas for using those lovely yarns in your stash. But that doesn’t mean we’re not still knitting socks. We love sock-knitting and we know you do too! After all, isn’t that why you acquired […]


  9. How to crochet a flower: free pattern!

    Posted by on April 24, 2015

    Spring is finally here and blossoms are bursting out all over. To celebrate the arrival of the new season, create some cheerful flowers of your own with a crochet hook and a small amount of yarn. Easy crochet flowers are fast, fun, and a great way to use up leftover yarn. Learn how to crochet […]


  10. 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 […]