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Karen Klein

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 →

Yaya Knit-along

  Part One: The Wrist Warmers This pattern, Yaya M5155, consists of four pieces: a hat, scarf, wrist warmers and neck wrap. Our knit-along begins today with the wrist warmers. If you haven’t yet experienced Yaya yarn, (try saying that… Continue Reading →

Wrapping it Up!

Our Trellised Wisteria Cowl CAL concludes today…   Our KFI colleague, Gina, looking amazing… ….Don’t you agree?   Have you finished your Trellised Wisteria Cowl yet? Well, I have…sort of, that is. For this CAL, I really wish there had… Continue Reading →

So…How’s it going?

By now, I’m fairly certain that you are zipping along with the progress of your cowl. Are you enjoying your chosen color combination? Personally, I’m seeing A LOT of purple but fortunately…I happen to like purple. Have you already figured… Continue Reading →

Trellised Wisteria CAL: Let’s Get it Started!

As is customary in many crochet designs, this pattern begins by chaining a specific number of chain stitches.  For this cowl, 110 chain stitches are needed. Using a slip stitch, you are then instructed to join in the round being… Continue Reading →

Join Our First Crochet-a-Long!

Our very first Crochet-a-Long begins on November 15. The Trellised Wisteria Cowl, designed by Abbey Swanson, is a great design in crochet that even beginner hookers can quickly master. Using just three skeins and two complementary colors of Juniper Moon… Continue Reading →

Week Six Wrap Up

    Fig. 1: The Completed Babs’ Redux Blanket   Wow, it’s hard to believe that we started this knit-along six long weeks ago. Ironically and with any luck, you’ll complete your blanket just in time to put it away… Continue Reading →

Week Five: When a Cable Isn’t Really a Cable

  So you thought you knew cables, did you? Well so did I, that is until I discovered a few of the following patterns. Although all three are technically classified as types of cable patterns, only the last one, the… Continue Reading →

Week Four: Fun with Yarnovers

    Don’t you just love yarnovers? With a simple flick of the wrist, the yarnover creates a lovely little (or big) eyelet and the resulting pattern forms the basis of all kinds of interesting knitted fabric. Our first design… Continue Reading →

Mystery Knit-along: Week Three

  Week 3: Twisted Stitches For this week’s installment topic, I’ve chosen to focus on what is commonly referred to as twisted stitches. These are stitches that are worked in an order that is different from how they appear on… Continue Reading →

Mystery Knit-along: Week Two

  Week 2: Slipped Stitches For this week’s squares, I’ve chosen two wonderful slipped stitch patterns. The great thing about slipped stitches are that they’re easy to perform and the results can be so varied and unexpected. To look at… Continue Reading →

Mystery Knit-along Unveiled

  THE BABS’ REDUX THROW If you are a fairly new knitter, the name Barbara G. Walker may be unfamiliar to you, although long time knitters should know her well. Along with Elizabeth Zimmerman, Ms. Walker is widely recognized as… Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Karen’s Corner

Gradient Knitting Gradient knitting or more specifically, color gradient knitting, refers to the knitting of a gradual progression of colors usually within the same color family and often going from the lightest shade of a specific color to the darkest. When done correctly, the finished… Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Karen’s Corner

Noro Heart Knit-Along: Steam Blocking As a knitter for nearly three decades, I have a confession. I hate blocking…and even worse, I rarely do it. I know that’s a very bad thing for a professional knitter to admit. I am not… Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Karen’s Corner

NORO HEART BLANKET KNITALONG Intarsia vs. Fair Isle Knitting If you are somewhat new to colorwork knitting, you may hear the terms intarsia and Fair Isle knitting being used to refer to two methods of changing colors. Each method, though… Continue Reading →

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