• August 2018 KnitCrate Unboxing!

    The August KnitCrate yarn is so pretty!  I received a beautiful speckled colorway of URU Yarn Speckled Singles (called Undertow), and I am so excited to begin working on this month’s project! (as soon as I finish the project from last month…)

  • May 2018 KnitCrate Unboxing and Review

    Full Review and Unboxing of the May 2018 KnitCrate! I loved this month’s yarn and patterns, and I can’t wait to see next month’s crate!

  • How to Crochet a 60-degree Triangle

    Learn to Crochet a 60-Degree Triangle! These motifs can be sewn together to make striking geometric designs. 

  • Knotted Bow Headband or Earwarmer – FREE Crochet Pattern

    This sweet, yet simple headband is quick and easy to crochet!  Make it in a lightweight yarn for a feminine summer hair accessory, or make it in a thicker yarn for a chunky winter earwarmer.

  • Double Gradient Boomerang Shawl – Free Knitting Pattern

    Free Pattern! The Double Gradient Boomerang Shawl combines two different gradient or self striping yarns. This shawl can be made in any size, with any needles, any yarn, and any gauge you like.

  • How to do a Provisional Cast On on your Addi Express Knitting Machine

    Learn to do a Provisional Cast On on your Addi Express Knitting Machine! This is a temporary cast on used to hold the live stitches on the cast-on edge so you can do something else with those stitches later.

  • How to Knit Ribbing on your Addi Express Knitting Machine

    Learn to knit Ribbing on your Addi Express Knitting Machine! A little ribbing adds a nice touch to hats, mittens, socks, sweaters, and more. This technique works on both Addi machines, whether you are knitting a tube or a flat panel.

  • Yarn Review: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering – Multi & Kettle Dyed

    When I designed my Double Chevron Lace Scarf Pattern, I needed a warm, machine washable, fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition to highlight the lace pattern. I wanted the stitch pattern to shine. I didn’t want to use a multicolored yarn that would distract from the stitch pattern, but I didn’t exactly want a solid colored yarn, either. I decided to try Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in the Kettle Dyed Delphinium colorway, which seemed to be just what I was looking for. It was the perfect yarn for my scarf. In fact, I loved it so much that I bought several more skeins (and will probably buy more in…

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