How to Seamlessly Graft Flat Panels made on your Addi Knitting Machines

21 May

Grafting is not just for hand knitting! Learn how to seamlessly graft together 2 flat panels made on your Addi Knitting Machine.

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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

Finished November Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

22 Dec

I have finally finished my November afghan!

Quilt Inspired Knitted Afghan - Yay For Yarn
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November Update – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

16 Nov

I have knit some of my Brava Worsted yarn into quarter-circles for my November Afghan.


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November – Choosing Yarn – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

3 Nov

For November, I am using Knit Picks Brava Worsted Yarn (again).


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Double Chevron Lace Scarf – NEW Knitting Pattern by Yay For Yarn

28 Oct

Show your love of chevrons with the Double Chevron Lace Scarf!

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Choosing Yarn for September – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

31 Aug

I am using Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn for my September Afghan. (Yes, I know, I have already made two afghans from it this year, but it is one of my favorite yarns!) This will be made on the Addi Express Kingsize Knitting Machine. What do you think of these colors?

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Easy Brioche Baby Blanket – FREE Knitting Pattern by Yay For Yarn

28 Aug

Free Pattern! We all like to choose soft and cuddly items for babies. This easy baby blanket is knit in Brioche stitch, so named because it resembles the soft, squishy texture of Brioche bread. This pattern will teach you my shortcut to working the Brioche stitch. If you can knit garter stitch and “knit 1, purl 1” ribbing, you can knit this blanket!

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August Update – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

17 Aug

Can you guess what I am going to do with these squares?

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Finished July Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

1 Aug

Yay for FREE Yarn! This afghan is made entirely from scrap yarn.

Ombre Rainbow Afghan crocheted on the bias.  This is made entirely from scrap yarn! Continue reading