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Swatching Pays Off

It seems that most knitters and crocheters don’t like swatching. Or, at least, the anti-swatching crowd tends to be more vocal online. If they do swatch, most people don’t tend to save their swatches in a scrap book. Anti-swatchers will… Continue Reading →

Planning Ahead: Mirasol Yaya KAL, Dec 15, 2107

Our next Knit Along is starting on Thursday, December 15! That’s next week! We will be working on garments from the Mirasol Yaya Scarf, Neck Wrap, Hat & Wristwarmers set (aka leaflet m5155). All four garments are knit using Mirasol… Continue Reading →

Color of the Year

Pantone has selected “Greenery” as the Color of the Year for 2017. Their press release says, “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.” As I… Continue Reading →

Yummy Yak Yarns

We recently saw an article in The Wall Street Journal with the headline “Is Yak the New Cashmere?” (you might need a subscription to read it). The article compares yak to cashmere for softness and durability, discusses the pros and… Continue Reading →

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday gift knitting and crocheting begins in earnest now. Just as soon as we wake up from our post Thanksgiving Dinner nap!   When you do venture out to start your gift shopping, don’t forget about the… Continue Reading →

Planning Ahead: KALs and a CAL

These last few months have been a busy time here behind the scenes. A massive amount of beautiful yarns and patterns have been arriving at headquarters. Our warehouse team has been hard at work getting everything boxed up and sent… Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Babe Jazz

Are you looking for a soft, easy care yarn for baby garments? Take a closer look at Babe Jazz from Euro Baby. This machine washable, 55% Polyamide and 45% Acrylic blend is available in 10 self-patterning colors with 10 new… Continue Reading →

Yarn In the Community: The Fiber Arts Group of Brooklyn Public Library

We donate a lot of yarn to community based and non-profit organizations throughout the year. We do this quietly, because our goal is to help the organization, not toot our own horn. Sometimes the yarn we send is enough for… Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Babe Softcotton Worsted

Spring and summer don’t slow down dedicated knitters and crocheters. Although other activities might cut into our stitching time. (I’m looking at you, vegetable garden!) No, instead, we just change what and how we stitch. Cotton instead of wool. Small… Continue Reading →

Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2016

Have you seen the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Vogue Knitting Magazine? It started hitting newsstands last week.   The covers are always so inspiring! It is, as you would expect, chock full of wonderful garments for your warm weather knitting.  Photo… Continue Reading →

Noro Magazine Issue 8: Crochet

People are understandably excited about the new issue of Noro Knitting Magazine. It is full of beautiful projects to make! Four of those beautiful projects are wonderful crocheted garments. Let’s take a closer look. The “Shell-and-Mesh Squares Cardigan” by Yoko… Continue Reading →

More Rainbow Roll Inspiration

The Noro Rainbow Roll giveaway over on the Mason-Dixon blog is running through May 7 at 11 pm EST. If you haven’t entered yet, you should! They are selecting six winners who will each receive three wheels of one of… Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Noro Rainbow Roll

Have you seen the fascinating glory that is Noro Rainbow Roll? (Jump straight to Mason-Dixon Knitting for the giveaway.) Rainbow Roll was introduced in the fall and people are loving it! Instead of a traditional, spun yarn, Rainbow Roll is… Continue Reading →

Projects for Baby Showers

Parts of the East Coast are socked in with many feet of snow this weekend. While two feet of snow might not be a big deal in some areas, southern states that don’t see much snow aren’t prepared to deal… Continue Reading →

Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year

      By now you may have heard the 2016 colors of the year announced by Pantone, the color forecasting company. (Read more on the Pantone website.)   This year they’ve chosen to honor not just one but two complementary colors,… Continue Reading →

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