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Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 6

We’re back to lace for block 6. Get ready to work some yarn overs! Jo says: This is another lovely lacy pattern, but a bit different. It’s a traditional Fuchsia pattern where the stitch count varies across the rows. This… Continue Reading →

Mindless Cowl

Do you like to knit in the car? Not while you’re driving, obviously. I don’t bring projects for short trips, but as soon as we get into the 2+ hours range I like to bring a project along “just in… Continue Reading →

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 5

It won’t be surprising if you have a bias toward Square 5. Ha! I crack myself up. Jo says: I love stripes, but to be a bit different these stripes are knitted in garter stitch and are worked on the… Continue Reading →

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 4

Did you have fun selecting your own colors for the stripes in Block 3? We’re back to a single color for Block 4. Jo says: Show off your skill with the lovely traditional Shetland Fern lace, here in an overall… Continue Reading →

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 3

How are you coming along on blocks 1 and 2? Are you ready for block 3? Jo says: This is the first of the stripy squares. Using an easy combination of knit and purl to create this basketweave pattern, gives… Continue Reading →

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 2

For block two, Jo says: Cables add texture and depth to any knitted design. The allover cable pattern here creates a broken chevron pattern and when its knitted in this lovely mustardy colour, gives further hints of Fall, with the… Continue Reading →

Skill Building Blanket KAL: Block 1

Knitters, start your needles! It is time for the first block in our Skill Building Blanket Knit along. Jo says: Lacy patterns are great when all the wrong side rows are purl. This easy leaf pattern reminds me of Fall,… Continue Reading →

Planning: Skill Building Blanket KAL

We’re excited to announce our “Skill Building Blanket KAL” starting on October 2, 1027. (You can watch Karen’s video announcing the KAL on our Facebook page.) Jo Allport has designed a brand new blanket pattern specifically for this knit along. We’re… Continue Reading →

Juniper Moon Farm: Breathless

If you are like me and you enjoy knitting cables, then the Juniper Moon Farm “Gamine Collection”, designed by Kathleen Dames, will live up to its subtitle and leave you breathless. The cables in these designs took my breath away!… Continue Reading →

(Closed) Giveaway-Painted Sky Yarn and Estelita Hat & Cowl Set

Edit: 229 people entered the contest. Maria M was the lucky winner. We’ve emailed her. Thank you to everyone for playing! The weather* by me has been swinging between chilly autumn and warm summer days. It really is the season… Continue Reading →

Noro Slip Stitch Hat, Again

I finished knitting my second (first?) Noro Slip Stitch Hat in the blink of an eye. Probably because I had already knit the ribbing back in April. That allowed me to go straight to knitting the main body of the… Continue Reading →

Noro Slip Stitch Hat Revisited

According to my observations, based on online and in-person discussions, there are three types of Noro Yarn knitters and crocheters. The first type embraces the “perfect imperfection” of the yarn and allows it to unfurl as it will, trusting that Mr…. Continue Reading →

Araucania Huasco Sock Socks

Well, that blog title sums it up. I finished knitting my socks using the new Araucania brand yarn “Huasco Sock.” My skein is color 1004-Galapagos Martin. I did take them on vacation at the beginning of the month. Socks are… Continue Reading →

Your Local Yarn Store

You hear it every day. It’s so convenient to shop online. One click, you’re done. No need to get dressed or even roll out of bed. Buying yarn online from the comfort of your own home can seem like a… Continue Reading →

Introducing—Queensland Collection Cassowary

No “sneak peek” here because Cassowary is already arriving in yarn shops for your knitting and crocheting pleasure! This new yarn from Queensland Collection brand is a fingering weight 70% Wool, 30% Nylon blend. Cassowary will be a great option… Continue Reading →

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