Knitting

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

Distressed Denim-y Knits!

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Photo source (clockwise): HowtoChic.blogspot.it, AFakeArtist.blogspot.ca, EldysPocket.com, LaughingLatte.com, CaptainandtheGypsykid.com

I was a teenager when Seattle grunge fashion was born, so seeing the distressed denim trend make a (much chicer; less grungy) comeback has me feeling nostalgic for some torn jeans and

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

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,

10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Knitters and Crocheters!

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1. Make mama a pretty, tote bag to hold her latest project in!

2. Create a package of beautiful yarns --- like Patons Lace, Cotton-ish or Simply Soft Light -- in mom's favorite colors. Accompany

D.I.Y. Prom!

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Prom season is almost upon us, so whether you're a kid on the committee or a parent prepping a party here's a round-up of ideas to add a little D.I.Y. to the dance experience! --Vickie

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Yarnspirations Customer Creations

Made by You: Baby Projects

March 27

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)

Stitch.Rock.Knit-along: Long-distance Shawlette!

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Today is officially the first day of Spring, and even though there is much of North America still experiencing very wintery conditions that doesn't mean we can't start knitting for warmer weather! Enter the next,

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:

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

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

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 

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

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 Dishcloths

Our fan-favorites countdown continues with your Top 5 Dishcloth patterns of 2013! These much-loved patterns include vintage-inspired projects, adorable ribbon details, nautical flair, and stylish stitches that added fun touches to your kitchens.
 

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Vintage Blossom

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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