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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Fancy Feet

Hooray! We've made it to week TEN in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we're featuring Fancy Feet, quick and oh-so-cute anklets designed to use one of our 50 gram balls of sock yarn. There are seven patterns (one for each day of the week!) with lovely lace and eyelet textures for added interest.

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Socks Perfect for Hawthorne

Sock season is just around the corner so we're highlighting patterns perfect for Hawthorne, hands-down my favorite sock yarn! Sturdy but soft, this yarn is machine-washable and will stand up to some seriously heavy use. Stacey's Go Your Own Way free sock pattern is a great, basic top down or toe up project. Shown in Wisp and Serpent tonal, you can use one hank of your favorite fingering weight colorway to whip up a pair just in time for the first frosty morning!

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Socktacular! – Now back in stock!

Like most sock knitters I know, I tend to mix and match my sock patterns - I'll like a stitch pattern on this one, a heel on that one, and a toe from completely different one! So that's why I love Socktacular!, our fun choose your own sock adventure. And we know a lot of you are loving it too since we completely ran out of our first printing! But good news - the book is now back in stock!

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A Guide to Mix & Match Socks for Top-Down & Toe-Up

Whether you're new to sock knitting or have knit countless pairs for yourself and loved ones, you'll be delighted at the endless options and combinations that you'll be able to create with our new book, Socktacular! Mix & Match Socks for Fancy Feet. Here's how it works: choose to work the socks top-down or toe-up pick one of three styles each for the toe, heel and cuff add in one of twelve stitch patterns And that's how easy it is to create hundreds of unique and customized hand-knit socks.

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Stripes Galore! Felici is Back!

Our favorite self-striping sock yarn is back! Felici is the perfect blend of squishy-soft Superwash Merino Wool and Nylon complete with colorful stripes and cute colorways. We put together a roundup of mitten and sock patterns, perfect for the new Felici colors (and the perfect size for your next portable project). Feast your eyes and keep busy during your summer vacations!

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Choosing the Perfect Project for Fingering Weight Yarns

This time of year, with summer just around the corner, many knitter and crocheters put away their bulky wool yarns and pick up lighter weight yarns for projects. Socks, shawls, light scarves, tees - all much nicer to have on the lap than a bulky weight afghan! With the release of our new Stroll Tonal and Stroll Handpainted Yarn colors, we thought this would be a good time to go over our different types of fingering weight yarns and the perfect projects for each yarn.

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Go Your Own Way Socks – Free Pattern!

Toe up? Top down? Undecided? No matter whether you are a seasoned sock knitter or simply want to start and knit your very first pair, this lovely free pattern is sure to become your go-to pattern! With simple and clear instructions, this design includes both ways of knitting socks so you can truly go your own way. Go Your Own Way Socks - Free Pattern

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Hawthorne

  Hawthorne is my newest yarn crush with the lovely color palette, local yarn names (so much fun to pick!) and the wonderfully durable fiber blend it's perfect for so many different projects. Alison has been making baby sweaters, I've seen a few lovely shawls and I've personally made almost four pairs of socks since we got the samples in the office. We also reknit the Gradual Rib Hat from the Geometric Pattern Collection in Rose City and Irvington, I like the new colors even BETTER than the original Stroll colorway!

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Working with Hand Painted Yarn

I love our new yarn Hawthorne. You probably could tell because I wouldn't shut up about it on our latest podcast. Since I've been using it like crazy in several projects, I thought I'd share some tips & tricks for working with what can be a challenging yarn to some people - hand painted yarn.

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Worsted Basics

I'm so glad that I finally get to talk about one of my favorite collections to date - Worsted Basics! I love working with worsted yarn and it's a delight to be able to find a whole collection of projects in the same weight in one place. The projects are fantastic which made it easy to take some gorgeous photos of them on location at a house in the lovely Forest Park area. I love those deep, dark woods and we were able to take advantage of lovely scenery between rain showers by ducking into the cute house for a few projects.

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