Vickie Howell

Stitch.Rock.Knit-Along: Classic Wool Bulky Mittens!

Grab your needles and get ready for another Knit Simple Stitch.Rock.Knit-Along with Vickie Howell!
The "Mitts and the Tantrums" bobbled mittens are worked up using 2 balls of new Patons Classic Wool Bulky for extra warmth and speedy stitching. They'll make a great project to give as a

Glam Stripes Wrap in Interweave Crochet!

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Wrap shown in: Patons Glam Stripes, color: Navy #09114  

The Summer issue of Interweave Crochet is out now, which includes a really fun, ode to glamping (glamorous camping) spread. Since this term definitely falls in line with my

Distressed Denim-y Knits!

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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

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,

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

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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Happy Wreathster!

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Spring has sprung (at least in parts of North America), and we could all use a little pop of color to get us into the spirit of the season. A quick and crafty way to do that is with a good ol' yarn-wrapped wreath! Cotton is the perfect choice for a

Photo Recap: Vogue Knitting Live Seattle '14!

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Panoramic shot of the Yarnspirations Lounge, nestled within the VK Live Market Place

Over the past 4 or so years that we've been a part of Vogue Knitting Live (VKL) conferences the Yarnspiration (formerly Beginner's) Lounge has evolved a bit. We started with the singular goal of being

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,

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"

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

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

Cute & Clever Hats for Kids!

 

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Cover: Skull & Bow Hat
Yarn: 1 Ball each of Sheep(ish) Stripes in color, Homme(ish) & Sheep(ish) in color, Turquoise(ish)

 

  I'm happy to announce that after the success

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.

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

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

Quickest Gift: Arm Knit Eternity Scarf!

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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,

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