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  • 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...
  • T-Shirt Yarn
    T-shirt yarn projects to crochet and knit
    Everyone has t-shirts they got for being in events or as giveaways. The shirts are 100% cotton or 50/50 cotton/poly. They are inexpensive so you usually have more than you need and in a wide variety of colors. Have you ever thought about recycling...
  • Uses for new decorative yarn
    Uses for new decorative yarn
    Have you seen the ribbon-like yarn now sold for knitting and crochet purposes? There is a special method, I understand, that you can use to make them into fluffy, lacy scarves. Unfortunately, I see so few people wearing scarves at all that I have...
  • Arm Knitting - Infinity Scarf in 30 Minutes
    Arm knitting video sucks in 5 million on YouTube
    When arm knitting became the rage a couple years ago, most veteran knitters gave it a once over and continued on with their US size 8s. But not so for 5 million other would-be knitters, as pointed out this morning by a Times Union blogger from...
  • Ruffle edged triangle scarf is awesome Christmas knitting
    One skein ruffle-edged triangle scarf is awesome holiday gift
    What teen, young adult, or senior for that matter, wouldn't enjoy receiving this fashion trendy ruffle-edged triangle scarf shawl made from one skein of yarn? It's quick knitting at its best: a free pattern posted on AllAboutYou.com. Link...
  • Fiber Wish List
    Fiber ideas for your wish list
    Is your mind overrun with what to get everyone? Do you find it is cutting into your fiber time? Here are some suggestions to help with this fiber dilemma.Lion Brand and Mustard Zone have free virtual knitting/crochet ecards. Send one to each of...
  • Christmas gift knitting patterns
    Fishing your stash for knitting holiday gifts
    We, as knitting and crochet artists, turn to our needles and hooks before the holidays to create hats, mittens, cowls and scarves for our loved ones. On this football Sunday, here are a few keepers, patterns for Christmas keepsake gifts, which...
  • Black Friday
    Black Friday and Small Business Saturday yarn shop deals
    If you want to avoid the big-box retailers and purchase something for your favorite yarn-crafter, this is your lucky weekend! Here is a roundup of the deals and happenings at your Chicago-area local yarn shop this weekend.Elemental Yarns: Open in...
  • Small Business Saturday
    Shop Austin's local yarn stores this Small Business Saturday
    National stores are setting the bar lower and lower when it comes to opening early for Black Friday, now as early as 6 pm Thanksgiving evening. But most small businesses remain closed until a reasonable hour on Friday, allowing business owners and...
  •  Caring for handmade crocheted and knit items
    Caring for handmade crocheted and knit items
    Whether you have purchased a handmade crocheted item or made a gorgeous afghan for your home, knowing how to care for it is important. Properly cared for, most handmade items will last a lifetime. Depending on the type of yarn used to create the...
  • Cheeky chicken kids pants Drops Design Garnstudio
    Cheeky Chicken drops knitting for Thanksgiving
    Discovered just in time for this Thanksgiving holiday, Drops Design "Cheeky Chicken" kids' pants knitting pattern is one of many free patterns at Garn Studio. Delightful gifts year round, this chicken pattern can also celebrate...
  • Chicken sweater pattern knitting facebook
    Chicken sweater pattern goes viral on Facebook
    Reaction to a November 21 posting for chicken sweater patterns on Knit and Crochet Patterns, a Facebook community page administered by yours truly, is definitely "something to crow about." After only several hours, the chicken sweater...
  • Winter 2015
    Fashion knitwear for winter 2015
    With the blast of cold air and the white stuff falling, warmth is at the fashion front. Moving from jewel tones into cooler and softer more muted colors will be the trend. Pantone color experts tell us 'Misted Yellow' is the color of the...
  • Knit.Purl
    Knit.Wear changes its name
    Have you been looking for the Fall/Winter issue magazine of "knit.wear" on the newsstand and unable to find it? Don't fret, look for it under its new name "knit.purl". The magazine still has the same "aesthetic and...
  • Bloggers at Vogue Knitting LIVE's Save the Children kickoff tea
    Join the Save the Children Pins 'n' Needles challenge
    The weeks leading up to Christmas and other winter holidays tend to be associated with shopping deals, large family meals, and getting into the spirit with home decorations, but it is also the season of giving. November 12 marks the kickoff date...