Introducing Patons Glam Stripes

Meet the newest addition to the Yarnspirations family of yarns, new Patons Glam Stripes! This lightweight self-striping metallic yarn is great for sophisticated garments and accessories.  It's available in 14-statement making metallic shades to suit any mood.

At $5.99

Patriotic Project - Red, White, and Blue Hearts

Yarnspirations Web Graphic Designer Amanda worked up these quick, patriotic crochet hearts to help celebrate the launch of our new Caron United yarn! Some of you might remember them from our Valentine's Day Heart yarn bombing project, and others of you will have seen them on our Caron

Distressed Denim-y Knits!

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I was a teenager when Seattle grunge fashion was born, so seeing the distressed denim trend make a (much chicer; less grungy) comeback has me feeling nostalgic for some torn jeans and

Week #1 - Knit Doily Dishcloth

Happy Summer! It's time for our first dishcloth of the season. If you read my last article, you will remember that I plan on making a dishcloth every week this summer. My choice for this week is the Knit Doily. It's fast and beautiful....just like me. Ha! :) It is knit in the round

International Yarn Bombing Day Photo Recap

To celebrate International Yarn Bombing Day (June 8th, in case you missed it), we decided to spread the yarn bombing love around our neighbourhood here at the Design Studio.

Designer Nicole came up with this fun knob cozy pattern, and we all crocheted and decorated the knob cozies into little animals (and a few fruits, and one adorable monster) to

Introducing New Patons Venus!

We're so excited to welcome the newest member of the Yarnspirations family, Patons Venus! A lightweight, easy-care cotton-blend blend with a stylish thick and thin texture, Patons Venus is an ideal yarn for summer stitching. Plus, it's available in a range of 14 standout summer

One Dishcloth A Week

If your summer is as hot as mine always is, you prefer knitting and crocheting small projects. This summer, I plan on making a dishcloth a week, just for fun. I will be choosing a different Yarnspirations project every week - sometimes knit, sometimes crochet. And I would like to know what YOUR favorites are, to help me make my

Tee up for Dad's Day!

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Golf Club Cozy
 
With dad's day coming up I thought I'd dig up a pattern from the archives of a golf club cover I made for my father-in-law a couple few years ago. Admittedly,

DIY Arm Knit Necklace with Vickie Howell!

Looking for a fun and fashionable summer project? 
Join our Google Hangout Summer Camp and learn to make an arm knit necklace with Vickie Howell!  
 
Vickie will take you through step-by-step and at the end of

Come On Yarnspirations, Light My Fire!

Lately, I've had a dry spell with my knitting and crochet. I've lost my mojo. I think it all got started when I had that wrist injury a couple months ago, and I couldn't knit or crochet for six weeks. Now, I am finally able to do yarn crafting again, but none of the projects I've already started are keeping

10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Knitters and Crocheters!

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1. Make mama a pretty, tote bag to hold her latest project in!

2. Create a package of beautiful yarns --- like Patons Lace, Cotton-ish or Simply Soft Light -- in mom's favorite colors. Accompany

Yarn Musings

You've been knitting or crocheting for a while, and have made some simple projects. Maybe a granny square or two, or some dishcloths. Sometimes, you're interested in learning some new stitches, so that maybe you could actually make a cardigan or a hat. But, you're just a little intimidated. You don't want to spend time and money on something you

D.I.Y. Prom!

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Prom season is almost upon us, so whether you're a kid on the committee or a parent prepping a party here's a round-up of ideas to add a little D.I.Y. to the dance experience! --Vickie

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Yarn Reviews by Shandeh

One of the perks of working for Yarnspirations is getting to try out lots of fun yarns. I just love it when I see a new box of fibery goodness at my doorstep! One of the first things I do when I get new yarn is make a video, showing my first impressions of the yarn.

Happy Wreathster!

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Spring has sprung (at least in parts of North America), and we could all use a little pop of color to get us into the spirit of the season. A quick and crafty way to do that is with a good ol' yarn-wrapped wreath! Cotton is the perfect choice for a

Stretching Skills with New Stitches

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by a pattern instruction, that you just gave up, and switched to a different pattern? I used to do this, when I was first learning to knit. Most of my projects were just squares or rectangles.

Then, I decided that I was tired of making dishcloths and blankets, and wanted to create a garment.

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Made by You: Baby Projects

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It appears many of you have been happily creating lovely items for babies and children. Your projects have definitely caught our attention!

From left to right, top row: HerterDesign Sunhat - Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn, sa3p Baby Sweater - Bernat Baby, HerterDesign Millie

Knitters Set to Yarn Bomb Ontario's Discovery Harbour

A group of Canadian knitters are on a mission to yarn bomb Ontario's Discovery Harbour! Originally built as a British naval and military base to guard upper Canada after the war of 1812, Discovery Harbour is celebrating its 200th anniversary this summer.

To help then get started, we (Spinrite)

Photo Recap: Vogue Knitting Live Seattle '14!

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Panoramic shot of the Yarnspirations Lounge, nestled within the VK Live Market Place

Over the past 4 or so years that we've been a part of Vogue Knitting Live (VKL) conferences the Yarnspiration (formerly Beginner's) Lounge has evolved a bit. We started with the singular goal of being

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