As you may have noticed, this office has fallen in love with pompoms. Pompoms are so great because not only can they be the perfect finishing touch to your knitting project, they can be their own perfect object! In the next few months, we’ll be exploring how you can use pompoms in creative ways with different KnitPicks yarns. First up, we’ll see how Chroma lends itself to 3 adorable ways you can use pompoms, with kids!Read more »
I love experimenting with interesting textures and stitch patterns – and the dishcloth is simply the ideal blank canvas for projects like these. Plus, it’s a great way to rediscover old favorites in your yarn stash, since you won’t need too much yarn to make a dishcloth.
For the Staccato Dishcloth pattern, a series of repeating and alternating slip stitches are used to create a fabric with subtle sculptural qualities. The slip stitches are also what create the slight ripple effect on the edges.Read more »
Are you a fiber lover? Have you considered the animals from which you acquire your materials? In this episode, recorded at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby, Oregon, we interview farmers of three different animals raised for their fiber, and ask them what they enjoy about doing just that. Jack Lyda, of Honey Lane Farms (above) tells us about his love of raising Shetland sheep.Read more »
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Traveling is a fantastic time to catch up on crafting time. This last spring I visited New Jersey to watch my sister participate in the Special Olympics USA Games. The long plane ride, countless bus trips, and hours of train adventures all paid off with a glorious pile of completed projects.
You may have noticed, in addition to our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths series, we’ve been releasing a lot of free patterns from outside designers lately!
So many cute patterns too – we themed the recent ones around good gifts for children and babies. We’re constantly searching for great free kids patterns, in both knit and crochet, so we’re so excited to have so many lovely patterns on the site now.Read more »
Have you seen our new (utterly adorable!) Sheep Greeting Cards yet? They’re here just in time for sending thoughtful “thank you’s” or seasons greetings to everyone on your list! This was by far my most favorite photo shoot research and go on and I thought I’d take a moment to show you a few of the cute photos that we didn’t use for the cards and tell you a little bit about the Cedar Haven Farm.Read more »
I finished the worsted weight cardigan for my two year-old! It was the perfect layering option for a birthday party at the pumpkin farm this weekend.Read more »
Many of you have knit with a variety of animal fibers: wool, alpaca, angora. Have you ever worked outside of the “animal box” and knit/crocheted/spun with the fiber of a more exotic animal? If so, we’d love to hear about it. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re included in our next podcast, you’ll receive a “charm pack” of our favorite yarns. Write to us now! We’d love to hear from you.Read more »
Creating the dishcloth patterns over the last 10 months for the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths has been fun and a challenge for me. I decided experiment with new stitches whether it be knit or crochet. I also have always loved texture, especially 3D texture. The Dancing Shells Dishcloth, made with Dishie, was the perfect choice for a new look in crochet!Read more »