5 Great Instagram Feeds for Knitters and Yarn Lovers
Instagram is a necessity for me. As the news of the day comes in (and more often than not, frustrates me), I take a little mental break and scroll through my Insta feed. This photo-based platform never disappoints, providing free relaxation and inspiration for knitters, crocheters, weavers, and fiber lovers. If you’re searching for some fiber and craft-focused photos in your feed, look no further than this list of five Instagram feeds every knitter, crocheter, and fiber lover should know about.
1. Interweave Yarn & Fiber
Follow Interweave’s fun and colorful feed for exclusive giveaways, sneak previews, and craft inspiration! Plus you’ll get to experience my awkwardness in spontaneous Instagram stories. My favorite part about this feed is that the content is craft focused, but not one-craft specific! Let it guide and inspire your crafty pursuits—it’s a great feed for someone seeking project and home décor inspiration.
2. Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Ancient Arts is a yarn company that continuously delights me. I love their thoughtful fiber selections and can’t get enough of their inventive and exciting dyes. Trust me, you won’t want to stop scrolling through this feed of gorgeous skeins, adorable cats, and awesome patterns.
The Bi-Wing Cardigan, by Emily Ringelman, features bias-knit pockets that mimic the struts from classic biplanes. The body is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed, and stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and worked in the round. Pattern from knitscene Spring 2019!
3. Blue Sky Fibers
Blue Sky Fibers has an Instagram feed full of irresistible yarn, stunning landscapes, and adorable fiber animals! This is a great feed to follow if you’re looking to add more relaxing photos in a soothing color palette to your feed.
The Sandstorm Pullover, by Fiona Munro, features seed stitches around the hem and neckline, and a bold zigzagging lace pattern at the yoke. It’s worked in the round to the underarm, then separated and worked back and forth. Pattern from knitscene Spring 2019!
4. Kelbourne Woolens
Looking for inspiring yarn in fun and sophisticated colors? Kelbourne Woolens has you covered. They carry a wide range of yarns, including Navia, a special Faroese yarn we brought you the inside scoop on in knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018! They also have incredible knitting patterns. Their solid-color projects inspire me to create entire outfits around them, and their colorwork patterns are some of the best I’ve seen period.
Stay tuned for knitscene Fall 2018 where we’ll feature a beautiful pullover knit it Kelbourne Woolen’s recent yarn release: Germantown. Germantown is made of 100% US grown wool and comes in gorgeous colors.
5. Harrisville Designs
Last but certainly not least, Harrisville Designs is for all lovers of fiber and history! Follow them for crafts worked in our favorite thing: yarn! They also include images of their beautiful mill, where they’ve spun 100% virgin wool yarn for over 40 years. It’s just one of a handful of woolen mills left in the country, and definitely worth a visit. You can check out their store, enlist in a class, or go on a mill tour!
The Midnight Cap, designed by Sarah Solomon, features a super-thick brim and quick, modern cables. This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. And I can vouch for how great this hat pattern is! It knits up super fast and I enjoyed working every step. Pattern from knitscene Accents 2018!
Which yarn-centric Instagram feeds brighten your day? Let us know in the comments!
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