6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Yarn Stash

The act of spring cleaning is a gratifying and cathartic one. Cleaning and organizing all your belongings once a year mitigates the buildup of clutter and dirt in your home, and the process itself can be pretty enjoyable and therapeutic. Your yarn stash should not be exempt from your spring cleaning efforts. We all have […]

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Hot Cakes Poncho: Get It While It’s Hot!

Ponchos are everywhere lately, aren’t they? At least, they’ve definitely been on my radar more than usual. Ponchos are an interesting garment to me—not quite a sweater or coat, but not quite a blanket. Kind of like a blanket with a neck hole. And they can vary so much in shape and fabric; no two […]

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What is Mercury retrograde? Simply speaking, it’s when Mercury looks as though it’s orbiting in the “wrong” direction when viewed from Earth. It happens three or four times each year, and for about three weeks at a time. Astrologically speaking, it’s a time when some people believe things are not normal and we should avoid […]

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Knit Your Best Life with knitscene Summer 2018

Ah, summertime. Summer might be my favorite season. Autumn used to be my favorite, back when I lived in Kansas. Colorado autumns are breathtaking, too, so don’t get me wrong, but summers in Colorado are epically beautiful. They’re also much drier than Kansas summers, and therefore much more enjoyable. It gets nice and hot during […]

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knitscene Summer 2018: Stacking Scarf

The Stacking Scarf is an adventure of stitch patterns and striping. If you are a knitter who tends to get restless doing the same thing throughout an entire project, this is the project for you. You won’t get bored with the five blocks of different colors and varying patterns, from lace with a zigzag edge […]

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knitscene Summer 2018: Sandbar Tank

The Sandbar Tank was designed with simplicity in mind. It’s a straightforward project to knit, as well as a no-fuss summer wardrobe staple. With ribbing at the hem, a stockinette-stitch body, and no body shaping, it’s great for a knitter of any skill level. You can incorporate the tank into casual, comfortable outfits for everyday […]

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Pattern of the Week: Ripple Tank

The Ripple Tank is a quick knit perfect to throw on over your swimsuit at the pool, or over a lacy bralette for a cute summer backyard party look. This tank isn’t just for summer though; wear it over a matching or contrasting camisole even in the colder months and create warm layers with a […]

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3 Ways to Freshen up Your Spring Home Décor

It is officially spring! Not that that makes a lot of difference if you’re in Colorado; it won’t truly feel like spring here until May or June. However, spring is currently in the air, so I’m not going to think about any potential snow, and focus instead on my favorite spring activity: spring cleaning. Spring […]

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Pattern of the Week: Clematis Cardigan

The Clematis Cardigan is a cleverly simple and elegant design. It has a clean silhouette that features an allover cable pattern that looks complicated but that only requires a few steps. The cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed, and the front twisted rib bands are picked up and knit after […]

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