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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

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

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,

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

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!

 

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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

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