Monthly Archives: August 2021

Oh Baby!

Inspiration for beautiful baby projects knit in some of our favorite baby yarns.

Cotlin is a cool and lightweight Tanguis cotton and summer linen blend perfect for summer knit for children and adults. Tanguis (tan-gwiss) cotton has a very soft hand, excellent absorption and, because it is a naturally white fiber, a high affinity for dyes. The knit fabric will get softer with each wash too.

Romper pattern by Debbie Bliss

(Knit in Cotlin Flamingo)

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Designer Spotlight: Margaret Holzmann

Margaret Holzmann likes to design and knit the BIG things: blankets, throws and sweaters.

She uses these larger items as a canvas for colorwork, shapes, and texture. She excels at construction techniques, the geometry of knitting, and color theory. Following a career as an engineer at Bell Labs and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she is now a full-time knit designer living in Monrovia, California, and her patterns have appeared in multiple knitting publications.

Read more about Margaret Holzmann on her website If you’re an aspiring designer you’ll want to check out her advice on asking for yarn support, how tos on writing an arts & crafts book, and her thoughts on self-publishing verses big publishers, all available on her blog.

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Knit Picks Podcast Episode 347 – Learning & Teaching Yarn Crafts

Today on the Knit Picks Podcast we’re talking all about our knitting pasts and futures. From learning to knit to taking that knowledge and teaching someone to knit, the Knit Picks Podcast team offers up their experience.

First up Lee and Stacey invite friends, co-workers and fellow crafters, Heather and Kate to come on the podcast for a discussion of their knitting and crochet origins. Each starts their craft somewhere but what everyone has in common is that someone else helped them get started.

Next Lee and Stacey share tips and tricks for people who want to teach knitting to their friends and family. While Lee has experience teaching knitting classes, Stacey has experience helping people in one-on-one learning sessions. Stacey also shares …

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Brava Minis: Bite-sized Skeins for Bitty Projects

We love Brava, our 100% Premium Acrylic yarn. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, Brava is hard-wearing yarn that works wonders for projects where durability and easy-care is a must. Hypoallergenic and machine washable, there is no fiber more accessible and dependable than acrylic, perfect for children, new knitters, and charity projects. Brava is now available in tiny individual skeins: Brava Mini singles!

Sample the Brava rainbow with these mini skeins: perfect for swatching, small projects, toys—whatever your heart desires! Single skeins make it so convenient to get small amounts of yarn for colorwork projects and more.

Hands holding small balls of Brava yarn

Projects to Make with Brava Minis:

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Free Downloadable August 2021 Calendar

Happy August! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these August 2021 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring assorted yellow and green yarns.

A top-down view of a tablecloth with assorted houseplants and yellow yarn, along with an August 2021 calendar.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

Free August 2021 Wallpaper for Desktop:

A top-down view of a tablecloth with assorted houseplants and yellow yarn, along with an August 2021 calendar.

Free August 2021 Wallpaper for Tablet:

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