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    Beat the heat with these knitting pattern ideas
    With temperatures projected to reach 90 degrees every day this week, some knitters face the dilemma of whether they should hang up their wool and needles for the season. The key is just knowing what fun projects can still rest in the lap while the...
  • Wrapped in color
    Wrapped in colorful shawls
    The fall season will be approaching soon and we can look forward to the temperature dropping. In the areas that get a true autumn, a shawl is the perfect cover-up. If you have been knitting for any length of time, a shawl or two or twenty can be...
  • Knitted Potholder
    Share your passion for knitting
    My mom who is a master knitter taught me how to knit as a little girl and I am still knitting today. It has been a tradition in my family and I feel that this tradition is important enough to to write about to get the word out, not only about...
  • Chicago Yarn Crawl 2015
    2015 Chicago Yarn Crawl preview
    For the sixth year in a row, Chicago local yarn shops will be participating in their annual summer shop-hop, the Chicago Yarn Crawl. The popular nine-day event, stretching through the first week of August and coinciding with Stitches Midwest, has...
  • Warm Days, Cool Knits
    Warm days, cool knits
    If you live in a climate with four seasons, the warm weather always brings on the question of what to knit. Who better to ask then Corrina Ferguson, the author of "Warm Days, Cool Knits", a Florida designer. She has patterns of lighter...
  • 100 pin loom Squares
    Pin loom patterns
    Pin looms have been around since the 1930's. They made a comeback in the 70s and now are here to stay. You may have seen one made from wood or the newer plastic 'Zoom loom'. With this small 4" x 4" loom you can weave a square...
  • Yarn sales in July
    July wraps up with local knitting events
    With the 6th annual Chicago Yarn Crawl beginning on August 1, local yarn shops in the Chicago area are using the second half of July to celebrate yarn crafts in a myriad of different ways. If one theme could be chosen, however, that theme would be...
  • Knot Just Knits closed in June.
    Local yarn shops feel an economic domino effect
    After five years of running a successful and profitable business, Knot Just Knits in Oak Park closed its doors at the end of June.Unlike the tales of woe which bestow the majority of small businesses which close, Elizabeth Halpern ran a retail...
  • Lee Gant on knitting as backdrop for connection and healing emotional trauma
    Lee Gant on knitting as backdrop for connection and healing emotional trauma
    Knitting, the mysterious wizardry of creating exquisite three-dimensional items out of two strands of wool with two sticks, is sleight of hand right up there with the best magic tricks. And, that is just the beginning of the spell cast by knitting...
  • Crochet project entailing 'Super Mario Bros. 3' blanket took over 800 hours to create
    Computer programmer uses over 100 balls of yarn to make 'Super Mario 3' blanket
    According to Nintendo News on Saturday, Norwegian computer programming and sky diving champion spent six and a half years crocheting the "Super Mario Bros. 3" world one map. The amount of time it took him to do so was over 800 hours and...
  • Knits for Father's Day
    The best knits for Dad in honor of Father's Day
    If you are crafty, then chances are you have made something for Mom or Dad at some point well into adulthood. Gone are the days of handprint turkeys and popsicle-stick dreamcatchers, however; the gifts in honor of the respect for your lineage have...
  • Finger Knitting Fun
    School's out...time for Finger Knitting
    When is the right time to teach fiber crafts? If you have young ones who show an interest in your knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving...., that's the right time. Even though they are excited to learn, they may not be ready to handle your...
  • Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket
    Build a Blanket with your knitting needles
    Pick your stitch and knit an afghan that will be a showstopper. Doreen L. Marquart (master knitter in the USA and Canada) has a new book out from Martingale, "Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket". It is comprised of 80 knit stitches in...
  • World Wide Knit in Public Day: Holiday keeps knitters in a ‘stitch’
    World Wide Knit in Public Day: Holiday keeps knitters in a ‘stitch’
    Have you heard the news? According to a Evansville Courrier & Press report published on June 12, a special day of the year is here and folks around the word are ready to celebrate! This annual holiday is guaranteed to have you in a stitch! It...
  • Scarves for Charity
    World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015
    The eleventh World Wide Knit in Public Day will be celebrated Saturday, June 13, 2015. Established in 2005, it is traditionally held the second Saturday in June, with the intention of increasing the visibility of the fiber arts, knitting and...
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