With a selection of cotton yarns from lace weight all the way up to bulky for quick crafting, you’ll be sure to find something to add to your yarn stash. But hurry, this one-week sale ends soon – get your favorite cotton yarns at a delightful discount through September 7th!
A month of transition, September offers up the last few weeks of summer followed by the first day of fall. And you know what that means? It’s time to break out our woolens and cast on for cozy sweaters and accessories. To soak up those last moments of summer, we’ve put together a lovely sunset-inspired background for this month’s calendar.
To get the free September 2016 calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!
In our last installment of Fair Isle Tip of the Week, Andrea Lum talks about the specifics: yarn dominance, holding your yarn, and managing floats. If you’re new to fair isle knitting, these might be completely new topics to you but don’t worry! Andrea is here with some useful tips that are sure to get your fair isle knitting off to a great start.
Hear that? It’s the last call for our latest monthly yarn sale featuring City Tweed! Tomorrow is your last chance to save 20% on this fabulous little luxury yarn. Perfect for cozy sweaters with a rustic flair or classic accessories, this tweedy masterpiece comes in both DK and Aran/HW weight. Need some inspiration before you grab your skeins? Read on for some of my favorite patterns in City Tweed!
For one week only, we’re offering you a free skein of one of our favorite yarns, Preciosa Fingering, with any purchase of $75 USD or more! Once your cart has $75 or more in it, enter the code PRECIOSA16 at checkout, and one skein of Preciosa is yours, absolutely free! Here are some of our favorite staff projects in Preciosa Tonal Fingering Yarn, for some inspiration:
Summer is definitely winding down… the days are shorter, the evenings a bit cooler, and the kids are back in school. Whether this makes you happy or sad, autumn is just around the corner. In preparation for the leaves turning colors and pumpkin-spice flavored everything, I thought I’d do a little round up of season shifting knit projects from Independent Designers to help us transition from lazy summer days to crisp fall nights.
No matter how hot it is outside, inside is always knitting time! Our newest yarn samplers are the perfect inspiration, whether you’re contemplating your next masterpiece or getting a head start on all those holiday gifts. Each sampler features carefully curated yarn lines and color combinations at a special 25% discount, every day. Here are some of my favorites from our newest samplers, along with a few pattern ideas to get you started!
Have you tried fair isle knitting before? When you’re reading a fair isle chart, things can get a bit tricky. This week, Andrea Lum gives some tips on reading your chart effectively, and mentions tools that can help you along the way.
Even though we are in the midst of a heat wave (along with much of the country), we still want to get our fall/winter knitting going. Instead of big projects like sweaters or afghans, we find ourselves constantly grabbing smaller projects to work on – items that can be done quickly during marathons our favorite tv shows while sitting in air conditioned bliss. An excellent pattern for that would be Joyce Fassbender‘s newest free hat pattern – CouCou Cable Chapeau!