Dishcloth Remix: Bear & Pig Shoulder Bag

We’ve had such fun in our blog series “Dishcloth Remix”, where we’ve re-purposed our popular 2014 dishcloths, available in our book 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular. We’ve made a coaster and trivet set, a rug, a pencil or accessories bag, and a bread cloth. In our final installment in the series, we turned Emily’s Some Pig  and Bear With Me dishcloths into an adorable shoulder bag perfect for your wallet and keys, or your crafting projects!

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To make the bag, we knit up the Pig Dishcloth

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Ends Tonight: 30% off Green Yarns!

This is our last call for the green yarn sale, don’t miss this chance to save up to 30% off your favorite green yarns*!

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And in case you need some pattern inspiration for your newly stashed green yarns, we’ll be sharing our a few of our favorite designs.

The Circlet Cardigan by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence

A true classic, this cardigan is a must have for any knitters that love cables. And the swing-style of this cardigan is extremely flatting on everyone.

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Dishcloth Remix: Dishcloth to Bread Cloth

Have you seen our new book 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular? It’s also available in an ebook, and contains our ever-popular dishcloth patterns from each week of 2014. In our blog series, “Dishcloth Remix”, we’re featuring new ways to use these dishcloths, to make fun and functional items you’ll treasure. In our last “Dishcloth Remix”, Hannah’s Chance of Rain dishcloth became an adorable Cloud Case pencil or needle case. This week, Kim’s Lacey Spa Cloth becomes a bread cloth, for housing your warm loaf or other baked goods, and the pattern is so simple!

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Your pot of gold: The Green Yarn Sale

It’s your lucky day week! In honor of St. Patrick’s day, we are happy to announce that we are having a green yarn sale up to 30% off*! Now through 3/18/15, you’ll get a chance to score a lucky deal on all our favorite green hues.
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Need a bit of help sifting through these gorgeous green yarns at tempting prices? Here are my top picks for the green yarn sale – from delicate lace weight yarns to cozy bulky yarns.

1. Aloft in Kenai $4.89 $6.99
An honorary shade of green, Kenai is equal parts blue and green – combining together to create a deep, rich shade that is akin to cool ocean waters.

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Celtic “Chill Zone”

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve come up with a bunch of links for you to create your very own “Celtic Chill Zone” – a place to knit fancy cables, sip a delicious beverage, and listen to the sounds of waves upon a rocky shore (or U2, whichever you prefer). In your Celtic Chill Zone, perhaps you could:

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DIY All Purpose Cleaner

Move over, bleach and ammonia – a new cleaning superhero is in town! May I introduce essential oils, nature’s affordable, eco-friendly, and just as effective (if not more) alternative to store bought cleaners.

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For the last year, we’ve been featuring a free dishcloth pattern every week, so I thought it would be fun to explore natural cleaners to use with your dishcloths. Not only are conventional cleaners expensive, they can also be hazardous to your health and the environment. Using essential oils to create your own cleaning spray is safe for your family’s health and phenomenal at eradicating salmonella, e.coli, MRSA, pneumonia and a slew of other insidious little nasties (source). This spray is perfect for cleaning hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, etc.

Let’s get started!

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Dishcloth Remix: Cloud Case

Welcome, once again, to”Dishcloth Remix”, where we’ve been looking at ways to re-purpose our popular 2014 dishcloth patterns in new ways just by changing up a few things to the original patterns. The dishcloth patterns will always be free on our site, but you can also buy a compilation of them in our new book, 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular. It’s also available as an e-book! Sometimes it’s nice to have everything in one place, you know?

Last week we used my Emerald City Dishcloth pattern to make a Yellow Brick Road Rug, and the week previous, we made a trivet and coaster set with Stacey’s Orbital Dishcloth pattern. This week, we’ve taken Hannah’s A Chance of Rain Crochet dishcloth and made it into a fun and functional pencil case. The pattern is no harder than the one for the dishcloth, and you can download it HERE, for free!

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In case you’re nervous about installing a zipper into the pencil case, we’ve taken some how-to photos to help you professionally finish off your project.

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