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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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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:

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

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

Valentine Dishcloth CAL

Valentine's Day is almost here! To help us celebrate the event, Yarnspirations has provided LOTS of fun, free knitting and crochet patterns with heart themes.

Here they are: VALENTINE PATTERNS, HEART PATTERNS, LOVE PATTERNS.

SO many choices! Wow!

One pattern in particular has really captured my heart (tee-hee), so I am

Vickie Howell & the Yarnspirations Team Teach Arm Knitting in Anaheim

Vickie Howell and the Yarnspirations team headed to Anaheim, California last week to join in the fun at the Craft & Hobby Association Conference & Trade Show.

We couldn't resist taking the time to teach some eager students how to Arm Knit! Fast, easy and fun, the group

Be-pommed: Arm Knit I-cord Scarf!

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Who doesn't love a good pompom? Seriously, it's hard not to smile when you see one. That's especially the case with Bernat Faux Fur Pompom -- they're so cute and fuzzy, they make me want to put a

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Santa Gift Tags - Quick & Fun Crochet!

As promised, I'm sharing a new Video Tutorial with you this week. I'm using the FREE Santa Gift Tag pattern - a Lily Sugar 'n Cream design, and the yarn is Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. Just like last week, this is a QUICK project, fun to make as a family for the

Quickest Gift: Arm Knit Eternity Scarf!

Arm Knit Eternity

Here we are in mid-December. How. Did. This. Happen? Next week is the last full school and work week for most people who celebrate Christmas, so if you're planning on making gifts for teachers or office mates it's time to haul holiday hiney! Not to panic though,

Best of 2013: Top 5 Baby Blankets

From cozy, pompom textured blankets to a whimsical butterfly motif and stunning crocodile stitch details, these are your most-loved baby blankets of 2013!
 

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One Skein Baby Blanket, crocheted in Caron One Pound

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Crocodile Stitch Baby

Best of 2013: Top 5 Cowls and Scarves

Our Best of 2013 countdown continues with today's roundup of your favorite scarves and cowls from the past year! From scarves with trendy neon accents to cozy, chunky cowls, here are our most popular scarves and cowls of 2013!

 

#5

Twirling Cowl, knit in Patons Cobbles

 

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Best of 2013: Top 5 Afghans

Our roundup of this year's most-loved patterns starts with your Top 5 Afghan patterns! From charming country-inspired blankets to modern, geometric designs, these are our most popular Yarnspirations afghan patterns of 2013!

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Cozy and Quick Blanket, knit in Patons

Holiday Ornamental Bells

Hello, and Happy Holidays! :D

vintage christmas train by Shandeh, on Flickr

If you're like me, you don't have much time available for making big projects during the holidays. But, we want to make SOMETHING festive! Thanks to the Yarnspirations website, we have

Having Fun with Patons Big Boucle

Have you seen the new Patons "Big Boucle" yarn?
I recently got 6 gorgeous skeins in the color "Pretty Patch", and started playing with it right away. So fluffy and warm and cushy!

Since it's a boucle yarn, I decided to just stick with garter stitch, and

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Left your holiday stitching to the last minute? Not to worry! We've got you covered with quick handmade gifts for everyone who's left on your list!

 

For Ladies

From elegant shawls to on-trend accessories, these projects are sure to make perfect gifts for the ladies in your life.

Photo Recap: Vogue Knitting Live, Chicago '13!

VKLChi13LearnVolunteers helped teach new knitters and crocheters at the Yarnspirations Lounge.

As always, Vogue Knitting Live was a blast! This year though, the Caron-turned-Bernat-turned Yarnspirations Lounge was a wee bit different, and not just because of the name change -- in addition to a learning section, we also brought

Free Pattern: My Little Guys Beanie

 
Main Colors (MC) L-R: Citrus(ish), Punk(ish), Night(ish)
 

Shandeh's Pattern: Fleurettes/Satin Shawl

Hello there!  
I am so honored to be part of the new Yarnspirations team, representing Bernat, Patons, Caron, and Lily Sugar'n Cream yarns!
 
For the past four years, I have been forum moderator and blogger for Bernat yarns.  Now, my world has just become a lot bigger, and more exciting!  I can't wait to work

Free Pattern: Remembrance Poppy

Remembrance Poppies

This November citizens of countries all over the world will be donning bright red poppies as a symbol of remembrance. Whether you're observing Remembrance Day or Veterans Day, crochet this quick poppy to give the symbol your personal touch. You can get a poppy

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