2013 Temperature Scarves Completed!

Last year, our forum members participated in a year-long project, where we knitted or crocheted a scarf or blanket, using different colors to represent daily temperatures. Now that the year is over, it's time for us to show off our completed works! Of course, some of us (myself included) are still finishing our projects.....and that's okay too.

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!
 

#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

Best of 2013: Top 5 Hats

From a whimsical dino hat perfect for cool kids to elegant cloches and berets for ladies and casual cool beanies for gents, these are your most-loved hat patterns of 2013!

#5

Beanie There, Done (T)hat, crocheted in Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie

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.
 

#5

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

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

Another Fun Patons Pattern!

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 Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog my progress along the way.

Stitch.Rock.Knit-along: Bernat Alpaca Legwarmers!

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Happy holidays, everyone! Ready to kick-up your sticks for another Knit Simple Stitch.Rock.Knit-along? Well then, join us on Facebook and/or Ravelry as we make my Bernat Alpaca Drop Kick legwarmers! The KAL officially starts 12/18, but feel free to jump on either place at

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.

Community Creations with Patons Yarns!

The new Yarnspirations website has such an amazing amount of yarny goodness. So many gorgeous yarns to choose from! By the way, remember you have a chance of WINNING $500 worth of yarn on the Yarnspirations Facebook page! Check it out: YARNSPIRATIONS FACEBOOK SWEEPSTAKES
Act fast, because the deadline to enter is Nov 20, 2013.

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

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Another Finished Project!

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 Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog my progress along the way.

Community Update: Temperature Scarves!

Back in January of this year, we started a fun KAL/CAL making scarves, blankets, etc - using the daily temperature as our guide for choosing colors.

Some of us have chosen to make a VERY long scarf, displaying the average temp for each day.
Others have decided to make a blanket

This Weekend at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago!

Friday I'm headed out to the gorgeous Palmer House Hotel in Chicago to take part in the Vogue Knitting Live conference. As always, we'll (me, the volunteers and my designer buddy, Julia) be providing all you need to learn how to get started on your first knit or crochet project. This time however, (thanks to the Yarnspirations.com, the new

Free Pattern: My Little Guys Beanie

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

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