Dorothy was definitely imagining a room full of cozy blankets, plush pillows, and sweet knit home decor when she clicked her ruby shoes together and whispered “There’s no place like home!” Decorate your abode with our new No Place Like Home collection, the patterns divided into three distinct styles: Farmhouse Flair, Southwest Style and Lodge Living. There’s something for every aesthetic and skill level in this sure-to-be-classic collection.Read more »
This week, fair isle knitter Andrea Lum tells us how to swatch for fair isle knitting. Have you ever done a swatch in the round? Learn why it works so well, for fair isle knitting.Read more »
From interchangeable knitting needle sets to fixed circs, double pointed needles and classic straight needles – our needle sale is now going on which means you get to save 10%! Just take your pick and enjoy the extra savings on a new pair of needles, or maybe indulge in a complete new set.
And what’s better than 10% off knitting needles? The fact that this sale includes both our new Majestic knitting needles and our new Shorties needles! Woohoo!Read more »
Are you new to knitting, and interested in fair isle knitting, but unsure of what the term actually means? Andrea Lum is here to give us tips on fair isle, in celebration of our new collection, Creative Color: 2016 Fair Isle Collection. This week, Andrea defines fair isle knitting, and shows you some different ways the technique is used, in garments and accessories alike.Read more »
Do you have certain “yarn categories”? It never used to get that specific for me but recently it’s changed. I used to have a few favorite yarns and use them for everything under the sun. Lately, I’ve noticed that I like to make specific things with certain yarns: wool is for sweaters, superwash wool is for kids, and acrylic (even in blends) is for toys, pillows, and blankets. Apparently, my colleagues have a similar ethos, because when Mighty Stitch Bulky and Super Bulky hit the office, we wasted no time in making things for around the house that really bring a smile to our faces. Check them out, and see if they bring a smile to yours, as well!
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My favorite luxury yarn, City Tweed is our featured yarn sale for the month of August! A blend of dreamy alpaca, and soft merino with distinctively rustic tweedy neps makes this the perfect yarn for sweaters, blankets, and oh-so-giftable accessories. Don’t even get me started on the drape (hint: it’s fabulous). You can save 20% on your order of City Tweed this month and, if you need an excuse, holiday gift-knitting is right around the corner! With introductions out of the way, it’s time to check out some amazing patterns in both City Tweed DK and HW.Read more »
We’re still reveling in the summer sunshine and all things lace! To celebrate the month of August, we’re showing off our radiant new lace yarn – Luminance. We’ll be lovingly adoring this 100% silk yarn on our computers and on our phones. The colors just make us smile!
To get the free August 2016 calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!Read more »
Since I bring my lunch to work everyday, I was particularly excited when designer Faith Schmidt showed me her idea for a knitted lunch bag pattern, as an alternative to a boring brown bag. It was perfect – small enough to carry around comfortably but large enough to hold my lunch. And now we have it available for you for free – check out the Lovely Lunch Bag!Read more »
A sequel to our 2015 Fair Isle collection, Creative Color is packed with 15 brand new patterns for colorwork knitting from our favorite independent designers!
The projects range from accessories to complex fair isle sweaters, but all are equally stunning! But what happens if you love the pattern, but the color palette just isn’t your style? It’s a bit more complicated to substitute colors for a pattern that calls for many different shades – but it’s definitely not impossible!
To show you just how versatile colorwork can be, we’ve chosen three different projects from Creative Color and knit up swatches in alternate colorways as inspiration. Let’s get started!
1. The Carivel Colorblock Sweater by Megan SpencerRead more »