A Treasure Pouch in Simple Looping

Imbue your totems, tokens, or talismans with even more significance by nestling them in a handmade treasure pouch, from the PieceWork January/February 1994 issue. It’s perfect for precious things! A Treasure Pouch in Simple Looping designed by Robin Taylor Daugherty Posted February 21, 2014. Updated October 12, 2017. Featured Image: Photo by Joe Coca. Learn […]

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Women in Peru and Bolivia have made and used knitted figure purses called monederos (coin purses) for centuries. The two shown here were purchased in a market in Cuzco, Peru. (For more on Peruvian figure purse elements, see “Andean Knitted Figure Purses: Monederos for Your Money” by Cynthia LeCount Samaké in the January/February 2009 issue […]

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When we were planning the September/October 2017 issue of Handwoven, we asked Laverne Waddington to design a pick-up band project done on a backstrap loom. Laverne sent us the instructions and project information along with photographs and the bands, but at some point we realized the project couldn’t be contained within the magazine and was […]

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Cupcake Hat

Cupcake Hat: Free Crochet Pattern Introduction This cute hat makes the perfect gift for a little girl who is extra sweet. Crochet different “flavors” by changing up the yarn colors. Skills used: Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Working in rounds Changing colors Special stitches: bob, BPdc, FPdc (with written explanation […]

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Winter Sea Cowl

Winter Sea Cowl designed by Marie Segares Bulky yarn and an openwork stitch combine to form a great last-minute gift. Featuring the simple star stitch, this easy lace pattern is quickly memorized. The creative use of two complementary colors gives this scarf an additional layer of depth. Bulky yarn makes this scarf a quick knit […]

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Slip Stitch Slippers

Slip Stitch Slippers designed by Amy Polcyn An easy slip stitch color pattern forms the toe of these comfy slippers, while a layer of foam in the soles provides extra padding. Chunky yarn creates a soft and cushy fabric that will keep your feet comfy as you lounge around the house on chilly nights. Skill […]

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Boardwalk Vest

Harry Wells – Good for a Boy Designs Our Free Boardwalk Vest Pattern features striking diamonds adding a masculine texture to a simple stockinette design. The easy fit and comfortable cotton yarn blend beautifully in this funky vest he will love to wear. Yarn: Cotton Classic Lite by Tahki Yarns Appeared in: Love of Knitting […]

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Beginner Lace Sweater

Breezy and effortlessly on trend, this Beginner Lace Sweater designed by Jill Wolcott combines the best of knitting and fashion. Whether your style is sophisticated, casual, funky, sassy, romantic, or smart, this design will ensure that you feel beautiful and special whenever you wear it. This classic piece will complement any look, making it as […]

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Marseilles Stripes Top

Marseilles Stripes Top designed by Therese Chynoweth Reverse stockinette stripes and dainty buttons make for a classic top you can pair with anything in your wardrobe. Whether you wear it as a shirt or as a short-sleeved cardigan, you’ll enjoy this timeless piece for years to come. Skill level: Intermediate Appeared in: Love of Knitting […]

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Imperial Yarn Snowflake Hat

Imperial Yarn Snowflake Hat Knit with the same yarn used in the sweaters worn by the American athletes during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games, this warm hat is a breeze to knit. Work the classic snowflake pattern in either one color or two, and show your support for these amazing athletes. Download […]

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