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Book Review: Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits by Barbara Benson

Love the look of lace knitting patterns but want to knit them up quickly? Barbara Benson's Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits (Stackpole Books, 2019) is a perfect choice! This collection of 20 knitting patterns features a range of lace patterns (from basic eyelets to more intricate patterns) in bulky yarns that will work up in… Continue reading Book Review: Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits by Barbara Benson

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Book Review: One Skein Crochet by Ellen Gormley

I don't know about you, but I'm somewhat notorious for buying single skeins of yarn and then ...having absolutely no clue what to do with them. Maybe they appealed to my sense of color, maybe they were some luxurious fiber, maybe I was just having a bad day, but these beautiful skeins of yarn show… Continue reading Book Review: One Skein Crochet by Ellen Gormley

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Book Review: Dinosaurs to Crochet by Megan Kreiner

If you are not a person who enjoys whimsical crocheted toys and/or dinosaurs, this post is not for you (and that's okay). But if you do like crocheted toys and/or soft, squishy dinosaurs, well, you need Megan Kreiner's book Dinosaurs to Crochet (Spring House Press, 2019). This book is stuffed to the tiny T-rex arms… Continue reading Book Review: Dinosaurs to Crochet by Megan Kreiner

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Happy Harvest Knit-along: Attaching No-Show Buttons

We're in the home stretch! We've had a lot of lovely finished Happy Harvest sets, and we'll do a round-up of them in a future post, but for those of us still working on our ponchos, Elizabeth has a great tutorial on the final step—sewing on buttons! The armholes in Happy Harvest are created by… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Attaching No-Show Buttons

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Happy Harvest Knit-along: Picking Up Neckline Stitches

Hello Happy Harvest knitters! We're a little over halfway through the Happy Harvest knit-along and pretty soon you should be getting ready to pick up stitches to knit the neckband. Elizabeth wrote a blog post to help you do just that! One of the last steps in Happy Harvest is picking up stitches along the… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Picking Up Neckline Stitches

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Happy Harvest Knit-along: Adjusting the Length of Your Poncho

We know some of you may be wondering about adjusting the length of the piece, before you get too far into the piece. One of the questions we get asked most about all of our patterns is "Can I make this longer/shorter?" And the answer is always yes! We wholeheartedly believe in knitting and crochet… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Adjusting the Length of Your Poncho

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Happy Harvest Knit-along: Keeping Track of Your Rows

If you're full steam ahead on the Happy Harvest knit-along, this week we're finishing the front! But if you're moving a little slower, that's not a problem at all. This week's blog post is all about keeping track of the rows in a lace pattern, like the Acorn Lace stitch—Elizabeth has some great tips to… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Keeping Track of Your Rows

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Happy Harvest Knit-along: Cast-on Day + Working the Acorn Lace

It's heeeeerrrreeeee! It's cast-on day for the Happy Harvest Knit-along. I'm so excited—are you? I'll be using Berroco Ultra® Wool Chunky in Pine as my main color, and the contrast color (and cowl color) will be Charcoal. This pairing is so great for fall and winter—the deep green is that kind of color that can… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Cast-on Day + Working the Acorn Lace

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Happy Harvest Knit-along: Let’s Swatch!

The Happy Harvest Knit-along starts this Saturday, September 14, and while we anxiously wait for knitting kick-off, let's talk about getting ready for the fun to start. One thing that I try to do every time I start a new pattern is to highlight the numbers I need to know for my size—that way I… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Let’s Swatch!

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Happy Harvest Knit-along: Color Choice and Inspiration

Are you ready for our Happy Harvest knit-along? The fun kicks off next Saturday, September 14, so you have a few more days to get the pattern and yarn (and if you have to start a little late, don't worry about it!). Elizabeth wrote about her inspiration and color choices for the Happy Harvest poncho… Continue reading Happy Harvest Knit-along: Color Choice and Inspiration