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  • Loom knitting warm hats for the needy
    Loom knitting warm hats for the needy
    When I learned an elementary school in my neighborhood needed all sorts of clothing for its students, I remembered my knitting loom with its hat making option. Most of my work has been done on the deluxe Martha Stewart Knit and Weave Loom, which...
  • Knitting On Top of the World
    Knitting the Nicky Epstein way
    Nicky Epstein is a prolific designer and author. She is known for her beyond, over and on the edge series, "Knitting in Circles", Knitting Block by Block", "Knitting Never Felt Better"... and now "Knitting on Top of...
  • Norwegian Knits with a Twist
    Knit with a Norwegian twist
    If you have ever knit a Scandinavian pattern, there is a good chance you came across designs by Arne and Carlos. They are two guys who have a joy of life that shows up in their knitting patterns. Their latest book is "Norwegian Knits with a...
  • Spinner's Book of Fleece
    Fleece - a breed by breed guide
    For the passionate spinner, here is a book that you need to add to your personal library. "The Spinner's Book of Fleece" by Beth Smith is a breed by breed guide to choosing and spinning fleece for the perfect fiber for every purpose....
  • Windy City Knitting Guild January meeting
    Learn something new with the Windy City Knitting Guild
    For January's Windy City Knitting Guild meeting, both members and non-members will be treated to something slightly different than just a guest-speaker or craft exhibition. The meeting, to be held on January 20 at the Sulzer Regional Library...
  • VK LIVE NYC
    VK Live in NYC
    The Marriott Marquis in Times Square NYC will be abuzz this weekend with knitters, crocheters, needle-felters, yarn, fashion shows... all representing Vogue Knitting Live. You can still register for classes and lectures. Meet designers and authors...
  • Je suis Charlie hat pattern - knitting freedom solidarity
    Boston Strong hat designer knits Je suis Charlie cap
    In the wake of the Paris terrorists strikes and the resulting "Je Suis Charlie" hashtags on social media, this writer contacted Lisa McFetridge, who lives in the shadows of the Boston Marathon bombings in Medford, Massachusetts. Sadly,...
  • Craft Party
    Time for a craft party
    The winter holiday parties have all past. Now it’s time to put the Knitter's New Years resolution into full swing. Remember that "organize your stash" resolution? There is still time to accomplish it and brighten the month of...
  • Super chunky cowl patterns knitting "Cherry Creek"
    Super chunky cowl patterns make "Cherry Creek" a winner
    A new pattern for a cowl and two infinity scarves released just yesterday offers knitting "a little bit of attitude in every stitch." Susan Santos of Denver, Colorado, jellidonut on Twitter, has created "Cherry Creek," a genius...
  • Knitting big scarf patterns for more than a fashion statement
    Knitting big scarf patterns for more than a fashion statement
    There's no doubt big scarf and chunky cowl patterns are at the top of everyone's fashion-conscious knitting and crochet project list this winter. But did you know wearing them can also improve your health?Indeed, a timely Yale University...
  • Knitted Wrist Warmers
    Knitted wrist warmers
    Now the 'Twenty to Make' series includes "Knitted Wrist Warmers" by Monica Russel. Maybe you call them finger-less gloves. Either one, you will like wearing them. You can run your errands without removing them. One less way to...
  • Knitters share their resolutions for 2015
    Knitters share their 2015 resolutions
    Admit it: even if you are not actively celebrating the New Year holiday, you will do some reflecting on the past year and resolving to change a few parts of your life in the coming twelve months. Yarn crafters resolve specific goals regarding...
  • Yarn Event
    Yarn, yarn, yarn
    Yarn, yarn, yarn, now repeat after me. “I can never have too much yarn. I can always find projects to use more yarn.” Now smile. That’s right, if you knit or crochet like me, you can probably use more yarn, even if we really don...
  • Bliss Ribbed Baby Jacket knitting knitnscribble Watterson Examiner
    Ribbed baby jacket gets knitting pattern rework
    The Debbie Bliss "Ribbed Baby Jacket" was a free knitting pattern widely distributed on the Internet. A generous well-designed baby sweater, quickly knit in worsted yarn, it will fit 12 to 24 months. It since has been included in "...
  • String Yarns
    String was sold
    Big changes are taking place at String. Currently "String Yarns" is located at 33 east 65th street, second floor New York, NY10065, (212) 288-yarn (9276). The yarn shop "offers a carefully curated collection of the highest quality...