Have you ever been wandering through a yarn store or scrolling online and thought, “Oh, this skein looks fun!” even if you had absolutely no plan for it? Yep, guilty as charged. Suddenly, you find yourself with this solo skein of sock yarn that was too beautiful, too unique, or just too cool to passContinue reading “Go Beyond Socks: Free One-Skein Patterns for Sock Yarn Lovers!”
In the realm of creativity, there are few acts more heartwarming and inspirational than continuing the work of those who have gone before us. For crafters, every stitch, every brushstroke, every carefully chosen hue is a testament to a lifetime of love, dedication, and ingenuity. Yet, when a crafter’s life comes to an end, theyContinue reading “Loose Ends: Creating Community and Closure”
Knitting with lace weight yarn can seem daunting at first, but with a little practice and patience, it can yield stunning results. Lace weight yarn is thin and delicate, which means it requires a bit more care and attention than bulkier yarns. Here are some tips to help you successfully knit with lace weight yarn!
It’s time to talk about an often-dreaded aspect of knitting and crocheting, an essential yet overlooked task: weaving in yarn ends. It’s a pain, we know! But in our opinion, it’s a necessary step that, when done properly, provides a neat finish and ensures your project won’t unravel.
Just as a beloved tree needs occasional pruning to maintain its beauty and health, so too does a cherished knitted garment require some tender loving care. After a few years of wear and countless memorable occasions, your knitted piece may lose some of its initial shape, becoming a bit stretched, saggy, or misshapen. Don’t worry,Continue reading “Re-Shape, Re-Size, Rejuvenate: How and When to Re-Block your Treasured Knits”
Using hand-dyed yarn is a wonderful way to add a unique beauty to any project. Whether you choose to go with tonal yarn, speckled, or variegated, you’re sure to achieve a look that is colorful and artisanal. It’s no wonder so many people choose to go the hand-dyed route!
The other day, while browsing the internet in search of project inspiration, I stumbled upon the story of a woman who knit her own wedding gown. The dress was beautiful and intricate, with gorgeous lace details and a unique square neckline. As I admired the creation, I also found myself wondering at the reasons behindContinue reading “Mindful Knitting for Relaxation”
Level up your cowl game with a fashionable throwback that’s been making a big comeback lately. Although the name may be a bit off putting, these cozy accessories are well worth the hype. They sit close to the neck and tuck in nicely underneath a jacket or sweater to keep you snug as a bugContinue reading “10 Knitted Dickie Patterns – Free!”
My feed has been blowing up lately with folks looking for knit temperature blanket pattern ideas. I love seeing everyone’s creativity blossom as they brainstorm their projects. Have you jumped on the temperature blanket bandwagon yet? If not, we’ll catch you up to speed in this blog post and then give you the links toContinue reading “10 Knit Temperature Blanket Pattern Ideas – Free!”