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Kickstart Monday: Crochet Alligator Pencil Case

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! Some of you may remember this feature from the Bernat blog. If you're not familiar, here's how it works: Every Monday we'll bring you a quick and easy free pattern to kickstart your week. If there are specific types of patterns you'd like to see more of, let us know! 

This week's Alligator Pencil Case

Caron United Mystery Adventure Scarf Knit & Crochet-Along!

Are you already signed up for the Caron United Mystery Adventure Scarf KAL/CAL? It's going to be the most adventurous KAL/CAL you've ever participated in, so you won't want to miss it! 

The Yarnspirations Web Team's got our yarn ready, and we're so excited to start knitting and crocheting-along with

Trendspotting: Geometric

If you're signed up for the Yarnspirations newsletter or if you've stopped by the homepage in the past few days, you'll know that we're all about geometric projects right now!

With geometric patterns and shapes popping up everywhere from home decor to fashion, there's no denying that this stylish trend is super hot this season. 

Stitch.Rock.Knit-Along: Classic Wool Bulky Mittens!

Grab your needles and get ready for another Knit Simple Stitch.Rock.Knit-Along with Vickie Howell!
The "Mitts and the Tantrums" bobbled mittens are worked up using 2 balls of new Patons Classic Wool Bulky for extra warmth and speedy stitching. They'll make a great project to give as a

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

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

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

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)

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"

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 

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

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 

Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2014

The Yarnspirations team and Vickie Howell headed to NYC last weekend for Vogue Knitting Live, and as usual, a fantastic, yarn-filled time was had by all!
This year we shared our love of arm knitting with visitors, making the Yarnspirations Lounge the go-to destination for everything to do with the yarn world's hottest new technique.

Choosing the Right Yarn for Arm Knitting

I went to my local craft store and noticed that stock for great, super- bulky yarns like Patons Cobbles are quickly depleting. It's possible that I've single handedly caused this to happen whilst whipping out an arm knit

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