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Designer Spotlight: Grace Notes Doll & Clothing by Beth Webber

Making dolls is Beth Webber’s passion – and more than that, it’s her talent. Whether sewn, crocheted or knit, she sees each one as “a tangible expression of grace.” So it’s perfectly fitting that Beth named her newest doll Grace Notes. Knit in the round from the bottom up, Beth paid extra attention to make… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Grace Notes Doll & Clothing by Beth Webber

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Amy’s Thread: Choose Your Yarn Adventure (Part II)

In my last blog post, I shared some thoughts on yarn substitution. I compared Ultra Alpaca to Maya - two yarns that look different but behave similarly. Both have good stitch definition and produce fabrics with a lot of drape, so they're a great match. Since I have the luxury of many of different yarns at my disposal,… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Choose Your Yarn Adventure (Part II)

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Designer Spotlight: The Little House by Mary Lee

Mary Lee loves knitting Christmas ornaments for her friends and family. After all, they’re cute, quick to knit and one size fits everyone! This year she came up with a new ornament design, which can be customized to celebrate any special event! The Little House is a tiny, 3-dimensional ornament that looks exactly like it… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: The Little House by Mary Lee

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Designer Spotlight: Poncho Zillah by Jessica Mounts

Jessica Mounts loves knitting for her nieces and nephews. In fact, her latest design was inspired by and named after her baby niece, Zillah! Poncho Zillah is a sweet little hooded poncho. It’s knit from the top-down, starting with a garter stitch rectangle that is folded over to form the hood. Stitches for the body… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Poncho Zillah by Jessica Mounts

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Designer Spotlight: Library Window Watchcap by Christine Guest

Between homeschooling three children, keeping two blogs and publishing knitting patterns, Christine Guest spends a lot of time at her local library. So much time, in fact, that library’s architecture actually inspired a recent design! “I noticed that the windows have the decoration of a square with an x and a cross, so I started… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Library Window Watchcap by Christine Guest

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Designer Spotlight: Mod Floral Blanket by Lisa Clarke

You might say that Lisa Clarke inherited her love of crochet from her grandmother. More specifically, she inherited 123 granny squares when her grandmother passed away in 2011. She then taught herself how to crochet and used her granny’s squares to make special gifts for other members of her family. It wasn’t long before she… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Mod Floral Blanket by Lisa Clarke

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CLOSED Christmas in Crochet Giveaway: Win a free Santa Cocoon kit!

I love all holidays but, in my opinion, nothing quite compares to the magic of Christmas!  There's time with family, good food, classic carols and cheesy movies - not to mention, an opportunity to knit or crochet something warm and cozy while watching the snow fall outside! I didn't think Christmas could get any better,… Continue reading CLOSED Christmas in Crochet Giveaway: Win a free Santa Cocoon kit!

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Baby’s First BFF by Mary Triplett

Mary Triplett’s latest design was something of a personal challenge. She often sews teddy bears for people, but this time she wanted to see if she could knit a teddy bear on a blanket using a variety of stitches. “I even had to invent some new stitches because I couldn't find a stitch that worked… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Baby’s First BFF by Mary Triplett

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Football Helmet by Breanna Brummer

For many people, Labor Day weekend is the unofficial start of fall. The kids go back to school, the air feels a bit cooler and football season kicks off. Honestly, football isn’t my thing…but I seem to be among the minority. And even I can’t deny the cuteness of Breanna Brummer’s Football Helmet. What a… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Football Helmet by Breanna Brummer

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Sartoria Monica Stole by Anthony Butts

Georgia teen Anthony Butts has only been knitting for a year and a half, but he’s already designing his own patterns and teaching advanced knitting classes at his local yarn shop, Sartoria Monica. He credits the shops owners with inspiring his latest design. “They were so excited and so encouraging.” The aptly named Sartoria Monica… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Sartoria Monica Stole by Anthony Butts