November 21, 2017
Looking for a gift with a sheepy theme? Love wool but don’t think you need more yarn? Check out these sheep-themed gifts good for holiday or year-round giving.
(And yes, there’s an alpaca one, too.)
November 19, 2017
Guest Blogger JC Briar tells us what she has learned from Stitch Maps. I’ve raved about Stitch Maps before, so I’m thrilled to hear from JC. Don’t forget to click on the links to explore more of the awesomeness that is Stitch Maps.
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You may have heard this old story: For years I drew stitch maps by hand, whenever I needed to truly understand a stitch pattern. And to share these amazing visualization tools with other knitters, I created Stitch-Maps.com.
Here’s the new story you may not have heard: What have I learned from creating the website?
November 15, 2017
Decorate your home or add a special touch to your holiday gift-giving by crocheting or knitting your own holiday decor. The following patterns are all reasonably fast to make as we head into the busy season.
November 13, 2017
Sieve stitch an easy crochet stitch pattern that you can use as an all-over fabric or mix-and-match it with other stitch patterns. It uses only chains and single and double crochet stitches.
I’ve sampled it here in the wonderful color-changing Schoppel Wolle Zauberball. You can see the green shading taking place in the swatch. This is a sock-weight yarn which creates a lovely drape in this openwork pattern.
What will you make with Sieve Stitch?
Chain a multiple of 3 + 2.
Set-Up Row (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook,
November 10, 2017
Storey Publishing provided a copy of Design Your Own Crochet Projects for my review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own. This page may contain affiliate links, which help support me, but don’t cost you anything extra.
If you’ve been following the blog tour for Design Your Own Crochet Projects, you’ve already heard from others about how Sara Delaney has made crochet design accessible. How she walks you through the process of using gauge swatches and plug-in templates, How she makes it easy to create your own crocheted accessories.
November 8, 2017
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My newest crochet design, the Three Pines Shawl, made its debut at the Shelridge Yarns booth at Rhinebeck. It was a big hit with crocheters looking for an interesting wearable project using beautiful yarn.
This rectangular crocheted shawl wraps you in jacquard-look coziness. Contrasting colors in a simple four-row repeat make up the eye-catching reversible all-over fabric. The subtly ruffled edging complements the main fabric while adding movement and texture.