Friday, July 28, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: Superhero Knits

Summer and superhero blockbuster movies go hand-in-hand. Feeling inspired after Wonder Woman? Keep the super fun going with these free patterns!




Batman Scarf and Beanie by Justine Vo






Captain America Knit Hoodie by Beth Kluckhohn (Note from the designer: It helps if you are already familiar with Elizabeth Zimmerman's Seamless Yoke sweater. Beth is happy to answer any questions!)





Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning



Superhero Finger Puppets by Kamila Krawka Krawczyk






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Friday, July 21, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: Tote-ally Summer

Happy Free Pattern Friday! Need a project for your weekend?

This week, we're helping you out with one of summer's most needed accessories...the tote bag. From markets and beach days to festivals and weekend trips, the tote bag is a staple all summer long.

Here are four gorgeous options to get you started:



Market Tote Bag by Rebecca Langford






Beachy Keen Tote Bag by Jeanne Steinhilber




Give Me Variety Tote Bag by Goddess Crochet



Wrapped Ombre Tote Bag by Tamara Kelly









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Friday, July 14, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Happy Friday! We are well into Summer, and we're celebrating with a roundup of A Midsummer Night's Dream-inspired patterns. These whimsical, airy patterns are reminiscent of fairies in the woods and nights spent under the stars. They're the perfect designs to celebrate endless, dreamy summer days with just a hint of magic.

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” ― William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's Dream



Kanata Kerchief Tank by Jennifer Ozses



Spring Fairy House by Allison Hoffman





Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen





Flower Necklace by Kara Gunza






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Thursday, July 13, 2017

June Classic Review: Big Bad Wool

 Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?


Certainly not us! Donna Higgins set out to design a line of easy care, soft, natural fiber yarns in a traditional yet trendy color palette perfect for babies and kids. She created Big Bad Wool, a yarn and pattern line which can be enjoyed by the entire family!



You’ll receive either the fingering weight Pea Weepaca or worsted weight Weepaca, depending on your weight preference. Both are a blend of 50% super wash merino and 50% baby alpaca in 50 gram skeins. Big Bad Wool have put together a five color palette with a total of 875 yards of Pea Weepaca or 475 yards of Weepaca for your next colorful project!

Pea Weepaca Sets (left to right):
Set #6 (Bright): Canoe, Fried Egg, Orange, Stop, Girly Girl
Set #1 (Bright): Canoe, Stop, Orange, Coral, Plum
Set #4 (Either): Tree Frog, Leaf, Girly Girl, Minty, Night Owl
Set #3 (Either): Coral, Koi, Fried Egg, Water, Night Owl
Set #2 (Muted): Teal, Water, Leaf, Tree Frog, Night Owl
Set #5 (Muted): Charcoal, Ashes, Linen, Fried Egg, Canoe

Weepaca Sets (left to right):
Set #5 (Bright): Plum, Linen, Coral, Bleach, Stop
Set #4 (Either): Tree Frog, Leaf, Minty, Charcoal, Mustard
Set #1 (Bright): Charcoal, Coral, Bleach, Girly Girl, Blue Bird
Set #3 (Muted): Linen, Raw, Canoe, Ashes, Fried Egg
Set #2 (Muted): Blue Eyes, teal, Lilac, Water, Minty


Big Bad Wool owner and designer Donna Higgins created the multicolor Yarnbox Cowl, a 4-in-1 design which can be converted to either knit or crochet for both weights!


Amanda Pratt also created the Hipster Argyle Scarf as bi-monthly free bonus pattern for loom knitters! You can find it on our blog here.


Total Retail Value of the Box: $72-82
5 skeins Pea Weepaca or Weepaca: $65-75
Convertible Knit/Crochet Pattern: $7

Your Cost: $36.95


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: Comfy Cozies

Cold or piping hot, we love our beverages. That first cup of coffee in the morning, a chilled beer at a sunny summer barbecue...even a wrap for your favorite summer treat. Here is a roundup of free patterns to keep your drinks at an optimal temperature in style:

Cozy Coffee by Heather Wapole













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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June Luxe Review: Anzula



For our latest Yarnbox Luxe offering, we’re traveling back in time to draw inspiration from the mid-nineteenth century British Empire, full of technological innovation, bright new colors and rich textures of imported fabrics. Like a visitor to the Great Exhibition, we hope you discover something new and awe inspiring to bring a bit of luxury into your life.



This month, we welcome Anzula Luxury Fibers, a California-based company specializing in the finest yarns hand-dyed in a rainbow of semi-solid colors. Each box includes three skeins of their DK weight yarn Croquet, a slinky smooth blend of 50% merino wool and 50% tussah silk. With generous 114 gram skeins, you’ll have 690 yards total for your project.


Left to Right: (Muted) Madam, Nimbus, (Bright) Mariana, Violet


We’re featuring two beautiful designs to showcase your yarn at its best! Knit designer Afifa Sayeed created the ‘It’s Alright Shawl’, a giant, cozy design featuring dropped stitch details among a garter body, finished off with a fringed edge.


Melissa Leapman designed the ‘Croquet Shawl’, an asymmetrical design with a classic double crochet pattern and picot edging.


To finish your project to perfection, we’ve included a ruler for checking gauge and a teapot measuring tape to help you block your completed piece. For a final personal treat, use the included unscented lotion bars from Love + Leche to keep your hands soft and smooth while you work with any delicate yarn project.


Total Value of This Box: $129
3 skeins Anzula Croquet: $99
Knit Pattern: $5.50
Crochet Pattern: $5
Lotion Bar: $15
Measuring Tape: $1.75
Gauge Ruler: $2.75

Your Cost: $69.95

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