Friday, June 23, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: Clean Crafting

Dishcloths are often the first project for a new crafter. But that doesn't mean you have to stop at a simple square! Today, we've rounded up some fun wash and dishcloth ideas to refresh your cleaning routine.

Flower Power Dishcloth by Doni Speigle


Kitchen Duty Hooty Dishcloth by Melinda Miller



Fishy Fish Washcloth and Bathmitt by Brooke Snow


Citrus Fruit Potholder by Sybil R


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: Playtime

There are plenty of creative patterns to fill a toy box! From handmade stuffed animals, to soft playsets and educational toys, we've rounded up a selection of great free patterns for the child in your life, big or small!


Ragdoll Unicorn by Spin a Yarn Crochet



Cupcakes with Swirl Frosting by Candy van Sweet




Tea Party Treats Part 2 - Biscuits and Cakes by Jean Greenhowe



Colors "Count"erpillar by Lorraine Pistorio




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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

May Classic Review: Three Irish Girls

Yarn That Is Thrice As Nice!



From rich and bold tones to a riot of colorful variegated mixes, Three Irish Girls Yarn can do it all! This team has become known for their colorful creations that we are pleased to feature this month.



Depending on your weight preference, you’ll receive two skeins of either Adorn Luxe or Springvale Worsted in your Yarnbox. Adorn Luxe is an extra smooth fingering weight blend of 85% merino and 15% nylon with 435 yards per skein. Springvale Worsted is a soft and bouncy 100% merino yarn with 205 yards in each 100 gram skein.


Brighter (left to right): Brigitta, Interlaken, Stardust



More Muted (left to right): Stonewash, Kraken, Padraig

We've got lots of pattern options for you this month! Knit designer Andrea Jurgrau created the Murasaki Infinity Scarf for Adorn Luxe, a lightweight lacy cowl with a mobius twist.


Angela Hahn worked up Springvale Worsted into the Lisdoonvarna Scarf, a leafy cabled design finished off with tassels.


Crochet designer Denise Lavoie joins us with two designs with different finishing options! Boxes and Buds uses Adorn Luxe, which can be finished as a rectangular stole or converted to a slouchy shrug.


For Springvale Worsted, she created the Moody Duo Cowl, a light openwork cowl with optional fringed edges. As a bonus, she also provides a two-color option for our subscribers who love to swap and trade!



Total Value For This Box: $67-69.50
2 skeins Three Irish Girls: $42-44.50
2 Knit Patterns: $10
2 Crochet Patterns: $15

Friday, June 9, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: Cushions

I've been doing some redecorating lately, which includes brand new throw pillows in some of our beautiful yarns. Here are some great free pattern ideas to help you get started on a new look too!


Deconstructed Granny Square w/ Windowpane Pillow by Kimberlie Goodnough
We recommend using: Elemental Affects Cormo Worsted



Ripple Stitch Cushion by Helen Kurtz
We recommend using: Rauma Garn Mitu


Bobble Stitch Cushion by Annaboo's House
We recommend using: Ancients Arts Fibre Big Squeeze


Checkerboard Cushion Cover by Julia Marsh
We recommend using: Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica


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Friday, June 2, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: Off To Market

There's nothing that signals summer like the farmers market! Bring home all your goodies in a brand new market bag using some of our free pattern suggestions:




Daisy Fields Market Tote by Dorianna Rivelli                        Market Bag by Poppy & Bliss



West Side Market Bag by Corrie Purdum                Seaside Market Bag by Carol Petersen


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May Socks Review: Backyard Fiberworks


We love visiting shows, talking to dyers and discovering indie brands to share with our subscribers. At this winter's Vogue Knitting Live, we met Alice O'Reilly, the creator behind Backyard Fiberworks. What started as an experiment in hand dyeing yarn in a pot in the backyard, she discovered a passion for playing with color and has perfected a line of rich and complex colors on the most luscious bases.


Meadow Light is a fingering weight blend of 80% merino, 10% nylon and 10% cashmere. This plump spin is extremely soft with a smooth finish, perfect for an extra special pair of socks!

Top: Pollen, Deep Creek, Arbol
Bottom: Oxblood, Rainwater, Ume

Designer Pam Sluter joined us this month with 'Early Bloom'. This cuff-down design with a short row heel is inspired by the colors of early spring flowers. It features waves of lacy accents along the leg and instep.


Total Value Of This Box: $30
Backyard Fiberworks Meadow Light $26
Pattern $4