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.

Yarnspirations Customer Creations

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

Stitch.Rock.Knit-along: Long-distance Shawlette!

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Today is officially the first day of Spring, and even though there is much of North America still experiencing very wintery conditions that doesn't mean we can't start knitting for warmer weather! Enter the next,

New Yarnspirations Pattern in Interweave Crochet Magazine

 

The Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Crochet magazine is out now! Make sure to snag a copy to get new spring-perfect patterns, including a new Yarnspirations pattern by our friend Vickie Howell.

Crocheted in light, airy Patons Lace, the "Lace About Extended Stitch Kerchief"

Caron Simply Soft - Knit Tank Tunic

New KAL - Simply Soft Tank Tunic

It's almost time for Spring! Woo Hoo!!!! To celebrate the advent of warmer weather, let's make a lovely top together, using the new FREE Yarnspirations pattern "Knit Tank Tunic".


Knit Tank Tunic by Shandeh, on Flickr

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Vintage Patons Projects

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from 

Community Update - Keeping Warm!

Yarnspirations customers are such creative souls. We are so inspired by your gorgeous hand knitted and crocheted work!

This week, we are all about keeping WARM in the midst of our North American winter.
Take a look at the projects we found on Ravelry, and in the Yarnspirations Forum:

Knitting and Crocheting for Charity!

Happy Weekend!

This past week was an important one for me. We celebrated the 7th Anniversary of our Oddball Charity Blankets! Our beginning was very humble - it all began with an idea I posted in an online knitting forum on Feb 21, 2007. I had no idea that it would grow

How to Host a Frozen-Inspired Party

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Resident Frozen Enthusiast

Our whole family's rooting for Disney's Frozen for Best Animated film in this weekend's Oscars. It's my daughter's love for the movie however, that really runs strong and true -- if she had her way

Community Update - Snowbound Crafting!

Some of us have been hit with a lot of snow recently, and this has occasionally caused us to be snowbound. This was the PERFECT excuse to knit and crochet! :) So, I decided to browse through Ravelry, to take a peek at some of your recent creations with Yarnspirations yarn. Here are some that caught

Quick Project - Arm Crochet Cowl

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Arm Crochet Cowl

 The Yarnspirations team and I are having so much fun with arm knitting, that we thought we'd try arm crocheting (this actually may not have even been a thing -- it's different

Cute & Clever Hats for Kids!

 

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Cover: Skull & Bow Hat
Yarn: 1 Ball each of Sheep(ish) Stripes in color, Homme(ish) & Sheep(ish) in color, Turquoise(ish)

 

  I'm happy to announce that after the success

The Road to Gold

Inspired by this year's Winter Games, the Road to Gold challenge is designed to help you step up your stitching skills by completing a fun and rewarding project before the Closing Ceremonies.

Want to get on the Road to Gold? Here's how it works:

First, determine your skill level:

  • If you're new to knitting or crocheting, master the fundamentals

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Finished Hoot Mitts!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from 

Valentine Dishcloth CAL, with Video Tutorial

Right now, we are having our "Be My Valentine" Dishcloth Crochet-A-Long!

Here's the FREE Pattern: Be My Valentine Dishcloth
The design calls for 4 skeins of Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn in the colors Rose Pink, Robin's Egg, Country Red, and Soft Ecru. And

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