20
Jan

6 Ways to Wear the Under 100 Knit Collection

Endlessly versatile and supremely satisfying, the Under 100 Knit Collection was designed to make the most of your stash while accessorizing your day-to-day wear with style. And to help spark a bit of inspiration, we are here to kick things off with another edition of Style It! This time, we are highlighting three accessories styled two ways – all from the Under 100 collection.

Scrunchy Ombre Arm Warmers by Amanda Schwabe
The Scrunchy Ombre Arm Warmers combine two of any knitterā€™s favorite things: using those up tiny ball balls of leftover sock yarn and stripes. These simple-yet-addictive arm warmers keep your hands warm and your fingers available for knitting.

ScrunchyOmbreArmWarmers

17
Jan

Crafting for the football fan

We’re coming to the end of the NFL season, and while I am definitely more of a baseball fan, I do enjoy a lazy Sunday watching some football. And, as of this moment, my two favorite teams are still battling to make it to the SuperBowl (that would be the Seahawks & the Patriots, mainly due to my Seattle & Boston connections). If you’re reading this after January 19th, and neither team is in the SuperBowl, just picture me being very sad.

Since I have a lot of friends who are also sport fans, I’ve gotten requests for some knitted/crochet items in team colors so I thought I’d share some of my favorites patterns

4
Jan

The Winter Blues Have Arrived!

I’m embracing the long winter months ahead with a delicious wintery blue Brava project. Like most everyone, I have a major crush on any rainbow palette – be it a full-on Crayola extravaganza or a subtle monochromatic transition. I was delighted when we expanded our Brava acrylic worsted palette to include just the perfect hues for my dream crochet blanket.

Brava Blues

18
Dec

Chevron Take Two

Our friend Katrina from our sister company Connecting Threads showed off one of her first crochet blankets a month ago – but now she’s back with yet another gorgeous gift!

Chevron_1

In my last post about the Large Stripe Chevron Blanket, I mentioned that I had already moved on to chevron blanket #2. Since then, I completed the blanket with a few improvisations. Rather than sticking with one skein per stripe, I switched it up a little and alternated colors after every three rows. This way, I was able to fit each color in three times rather than just the one.

9
Dec

Staff Gift Guide – Stacey

This week we thought we’d have some fun and let you know what’s on our personal wish lists for the holiday season! Hopefully it’ll spark some ideas, if you are stuck on what gift to get that crafter in your life. (Plus this gives us a handy place to share our must haves with our family & friends!)

For me, my wish list is not ready made clothes – it’s items that I can knit myself!

I love the City Tweed Collection but I need my own copy of the book!

5
Dec

Podcast 229 – Finding Inspiration with Elizabeth Zimmermann

Between our busy lives, the constant need for multi-tasking and an ever-present stream of distractions at our fingertips, it’s easy to get lost and lose sight of the simple joys, especially in knitting. This week, Kelley get’s her knitting back on track by going back to the beginnings of her fiber life – where the works of Elizabeth Zimmermann not only served as a guide to new techniques and projects, but also as a cherished companion. EZ’s unique style and sensibilities make her a loved teacher and friend amongst knitters everywhere. Hear Hear more about Kelley’s introduction to Elizabeth and reviews of her favorite EZ books, along with what new projects have found their way onto Kelley’s needles.

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Elizabeth Zimmermann books reviewed:
The Knitting Workshop
Knitting Around
The Opinionated Knitter
The Knitter’s Almanac

Patterns reviewed:
Swarm of Bees Sweater by Lisa Kereliuk (from the Reclaimed collection)
Funchal Moebius by Kate Davies
Groovy Socks by Caroline Hegwer

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