November 2012

Step It Up Knits

It's official: my 7th book, Step It Up Knits: Take Your Skills to the Next Level with 25 Quick and Stylish Projects, is on shelves now! In this book I present all the techniques needed to become an accomplished knitter, plus 25 gorgeous projects. From cabled wrist warmers to slouchy

Thankful Thursday Dishcloths

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

It's time for this week's Thankful Thursday pattern! Designed by Vickie Howell and crocheted in warm, earthy shades of  Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, these dishcloths are pretty and practical gifts for the stylish hosts and hostesses in your life.

Movie Monday: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Since I mentioned it in my last Movie Monday post -- and because it's a great choice for family viewing this Thanksgiving -- I thought I'd revisit a MM post from 2010 (only updating the pattern recommendations). Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox

Community Update

While waiting in line for a cup of coffee the other day, I took a look around at the other people in the shop. Some were reading books, and others were staring at their computer screens. And I was pleased to see that some people were knitting and crocheting!

They were experiencing the relaxation and pleasure which can be found

Thankful Thursday Men's Scarf

Happy third Thankful Thursday! This week's free project is perfect for the men in your life -- you know, those great guys who deserve a little extra gratitude this time of the year. A classic, textured scarf in our self-striping yarn Bernat Mosaic.

Community Update #14

Some of us experienced some scary weather last week - which has caused quite a few of us to be without power.  Luckily, we don't need electricity to knit or crochet!

For those of us with chilly feet, knitting a quick pair of easy slippers is just the ticket.  The pattern is designed for Bernat Super Value yarn,

Designer Project: Pompom Headband

Personalizing the Pompom Headband headband is the perfect quick project to make for - and with - the kids in your life! Pair coordinating ribbon and Bernat Satin Sparkle pompoms together for an adorably fun accessory.

Pompom Headband

Learn how to make a pompom with a cardboard

Thankful Thursday Wine Cozy

It's time for another Thankful Thursday! All month long, we'll be bringing you new patterns for quick projects that make great Thanksgiving gifts for friends and family!

Thankful Thursday Wine Cozy

Designer Project: Skate Pompoms

It's Pompomapalooza here in Bernat-land -- which as the daughter of a crafter and a child of the 80's, suits me just fine. Each day this week, us designers are posting simple ways to incorporate yarn puffs into our daily lives. Gift-giving, accessorizing, crafting, home dec-ing -- there are

Designer Project: Pompom Gift Decoration

We asked our intrepid pattern designers to create new craft patterns featuring pompoms, and every day for the next five we'll be posting one here on the blog!

Pompom Gift Decoration

Turn any gift into a personalized work of art with the Pompom