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

14 Apr

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 the future). So here’s my review of the Knit Picks Hawthorne Yarn. Continue reading

12 Afghans in 12 Months Challenge – January – Choosing Yarn

7 Jan

This year, I have challenged myself to make 12 Afghans in 12 Months! Crazy, yes… but hopefully not impossible. 🙂 Check out my yarn selection in this video!

Happy Yarning! 🙂

25% off of ANY book on Amazon.com – Top Rated Knitting and Crochet Books

12 Dec

Check out this awesome deal on Amazon.com!
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This code is good on any physical (not an ebook) book, but I always use these types of coupons on knitting and crochet books. 🙂 You can never have too many! It was so hard to choose just 10 to feature in this post. If it’s a book about yarn, it is almost always a good book. 😀

Customer Top-Rated Knitting and Crochet Books:

As always, don’t forget to read the “Terms and Conditions” for this coupon code. The promotion is valid for a limited time only, from December 11, 2014 at 5pm PST to December 14, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.

I learned to crochet at 7 years old with this book. It is one of the clearest learn-to-crochet books I have ever seen.

What is your favorite / most helpful knitting or crochet book?

Happy Yarning! 🙂

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Free Mug Cozy Knitting Pattern

15 Nov

Lace Mug Cozy - Free Knitting PatternWhether you drink tea, coffee, or hot cocoa, this mug cozy will make your cold-weather drink even more enjoyable. Continue reading

Diamond Lace Infinity Scarf – Crochet Pattern

27 Oct

Diamond Lace Scarf Pattern Crochet Winter bThe Diamond Lace Infinity Scarf pattern is now available! This cozy, yet lightweight scarf works up quickly with worsted weight yarn and a lacy stitch pattern. Continue reading