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Posts from the ‘yarn’ Category

Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style – Sandbells

We work so hard to bring our pattern collections from swatches and sketches into reality. What makes it really rewarding is seeing what you make from it. One of my favorite parts of this job is checking on Ravelry for finished objects form our patterns.

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Designer Spotlight: Rainbow Chevron Pillow by Mary Beth Temple

Mary Beth Temple says she’s never not knitting or crocheting. She teaches at conferences across the country, as well as online, and has authored eleven books about yarn crafts, with more on the way. Chances are you’ve come across some of her designs. Read more

Win a Furls Crochet Hook & Dionne Shawl Kit!

In the nearly 10 years I’ve been crocheting, I’ve used a lot of different hooks – big, small, wood, metal, plastic, etc. I even used a broken pen cap once when I was desperate! But just this week I got to try a hook like none of the others…

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Emily Explains: Pom-Pom Bunnies

There are lots of legends and myths associated with the Easter Bunny. Read more

Amy’s Thread: What to Knit for Spring

Spring is trickling slowly but surely into the Northeast. After a few days of rain followed by some chilly, bright sunshine, we can even see a bit of lawn starting to reappear. It’s still too cold here to really start thinking about wearing summer clothes, but I’ve hit my limit with the repetition of the winter wardrobe. This is when I reach for quick to knit projects in warmer weather yarns.

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Designer Spotlight: Beluga Buddy Toy by Megan Kreiner

After a long day creating digital art for her job at DreamWorks Animation, Megan Kreiner loves to unwind by making things with her own two hands. She learned to knit and crochet when she was young, and began designing toy patterns in 2012. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Knit.Purl Spring/Summer 2015

Fiora is not so secretly my favorite yarn of the season. With the stitch definition of cotton, the drape of viscose, the bounce of wool and the subtle shimmer of alpaca, Fiora is everything I want in an all-season yarn.

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