Focus on Fit: Triangles & Inverted Triangles

Last week, Deb discussed the most flattering sweater styles for hourglass, rectangle, and oval body types. This week, we’re going to cover the two other main body type groups: triangles and inverted triangles (see Invasion of the Body Type Snatchers for definitions). As might be expected, the style tips are more or less opposite for […]


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I have always loved cables, but most of the cabled sweaters and accessories I saw were knitted. Surely, I thought, you can crochet cables. Then I was introduced to the beauty of crocheted cables, and I was hooked. You will be quickly hooked as well. Strands of crocheted post stitches step around and behind each […]


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Yarn Leftovers: Wall Hanging

Inspired by the one empty wall in my cubicle, this yarn leftover wall hanging project is incredibly easy to make and great for personalizing any space. And it is the perfect craft to make with the younger people in your life! Help them get started on their first DIY décor project, or make one for […]


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Arm-knitting is the practice of using one’s forearms instead of knitting needles, using huge yarn. Take a look at Vickie Howell arm-knitting in this clip from Knitting Daily TV and learn the basics.   Recently, a company called Ohhio popped up with Facebook videos of people arm-knitting and enjoying gigantic blankets in minimalist homes. One of […]


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A Crochet Story with Northern Lights

Have you ever wondered how stories in magazines come to be? Take Northern Lights, for instance; this is a story in Love of Crochet Winter 2016 of five projects stitched in rich saturated colors of blues, greens and pinks. The story as it appears in the magazine is quite different than the story we pitched […]


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Yarn Spotlight: Variegated Johanne

Variegated yarns are wonderful to work with. No matter the project, this colorful project foundation somehow makes me happier than working with solids. Changing colors without having to change yarns? Yes, please. When I’m working a project in variegated yarn, I’m always interested to see how it’s going to work up. Will it stripe? Will the […]


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Knitting has the national stage this week—hot pink hats with cat ears have grabbed the attention of news organizations across the country, from The Washington Post to the Los Angeles Times. These hats come from the Pussyhat Project launched Thanksgiving weekend in preparation for the Women’s March on Washington, taking place on the National Mall, January […]


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Love Your LYS: Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

Kit Hutchin opened Churchmouse Yarns in September 2000 on Bainbridge Island, just west of Downtown Seattle. For the next ten years, Kit and her staff served a growing number of local, national, and international visitors to the shop who appreciated knitting, crochet, stitching, and the comfort of everyday teas. In 2010, her husband John closed […]


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WIP: Sara’s Octal Beret

This week, my crochet Work in Progress (WIP) is Anastasia Popova’s Octal Beret from Interweave Crochet Winter 2017. Since it’s a quick and relatively simple pattern to work up, it’s perfect to make as a belated Christmas gift!  There are a few reasons why I chose to work on this pattern. First, my mom specifically […]


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Daily I am reminded of the things in my life that I have to be thankful for. Not least is my ability to crochet for charity and the opportunity to create beautiful and functional crocheted garments and accessories. With this gratitude comes a desire to help those around me. Crocheting for charity is part of […]


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