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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

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

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

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

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

Yarn Musings

You've been knitting or crocheting for a while, and have made some simple projects. Maybe a granny square or two, or some dishcloths. Sometimes, you're interested in learning some new stitches, so that maybe you could actually make a cardigan or a hat. But, you're just a little intimidated. You don't want to spend time and money on something you

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.

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)

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"

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

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

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.

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!
 

#5

One Skein Baby Blanket, crocheted in Caron One Pound

#4

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

 

#4

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