Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Knitting From A to Z

What are the hottest knitting trends this fall? 
Here is our list of our most popular yarns, patterns, and notions from A to Z!

Perfect day for knitting!

I'm knitting a quick little lace scarf. I'll post the free pattern as soon as I'm done!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Have Fun With Knitting

Scarf Knitting Kit
Whenever the economy experiences a slump, craft hobbies, like knitting, enjoy an upswing. This is probably due to people giving handmade gifts rather than something from a store, or others looking for a way to decompress and forget their cares. Studies prove knitting lowers blood pressure and relieves stress, so it is the perfect skill to learn in times of strife and uncertainty.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fair Isle Knitting Patterns

Fair Isle Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Ever since the Prince of Wales, Edward VIII first wore Fair Isle style tank tops in the 1920's this classic type of knitting has been quite popular. The Fair Isle knitting style is one in which definite patterns are worked into a knitted garment. A Fair Isle garment has a right side and a wrong side since the front contains a pattern and the unused colors are stranded across the back.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Why Acrylic Yarn?

Feza Candy Yarn

Aside from only the allergy concern with wool yarns. Acrylic yarn has a tendency to hold it's shape and color longer than typically found with wool or blends. Knitters know that one hundred percent wool yarn will need special care when washing and drying, and acrylic knitting yarn does not have that restriction.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Imperial Stock Ranch

Imperial Stokc Ranch Bolero Pattern
Founded by Richard Hinton in 1871, the Imperial Stock Ranch has always epitomized the late 19th-century ranching experience. Blending innovative animal husbandry with an eye towards sustainability, the enterprise quickly became a revered and respected player in the ranching community of eastern Oregon.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Kauni Yarn Is The New Favorite Of Knitters

Kauni Effektgarn Cardigan
Kauni yarn is favored for Fair Isle knitting using straight or curved needles. This technique incorporates multiple colors into beautiful results thanks to the array of shades offered. This cord may be coarse to the touch at first but softens with wear and hand washing. The wool used to make this yarn comes from Shetland sheep inhabiting the Shetland Islands of Scotland.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

How To: Make an Easy Fall Fabric Wreath

How To: Make an Easy Fall Fabric Wreath

Giveaway Winners

Knitting Giveaway: Winners!

Wow! So many people entered our 4 Ways to Win Giveaway. Thanks to everyone for spreading the word and for all the kind blog comments, Facebook posts, and newsletters sign ups. We have another giveaway starting very soon, so be sure to check back!

4 Ways to Win Giveaway Winners - you can choose any or all ways to enter! 

  1. Comment on this blog - Winner: Sue C.
  2. Follow our blog - Winner: Karen Keyes
  3. Like us on Facebook - Winner: Jo Anne Bath-Miers May
  4. Sign up for our Newsletter - Winner: Ann McCann
Winners please contact me via email at and provide your address so we can send your kit. Congratulations!

Thanks for playing! Stay tuned for another giveaway coming soon!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Entrelac Knitting

Ann Norling Entrelac Throw Knitting Pattern
Many people use knitting as a pass time or as a hobby. Enterlac knitting is a technique used to create diamond like patterns. It is easier to use multiple colors as well.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Don't Let The Cool Fall Air Bring In The Chills

ArtYarns Every Which Way Shawl Knitting Kit
Autumn brings brightly colored fall leaves, back to school, shorter days and the holiday season into our lives. Fall also brings cooler temperatures and the opportunity to show a little flair and style as we put away our simple shorts and tank tops. As we get our down boots and warm sweaters. Fall is a time to layer your look.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Knitting Giveaway: 4 Ways to Win!

Knitting Giveaway: 4 Ways to Win!

Universal Yarn: Yarn You Can Trust

Universal Scarf, Shawl & Cowl Knitting Pattern
Finding yarn that is at affordable prices is one of the most difficult tasks when it comes to yarn. You want to be able to create something with love, but sometimes the prices of yarn just do not allow for that to happen. However, Universal Yarn is one company that is still keeping their prices low, and thier quality up.