Behind the stitches with Shayna Rose

Join Yarnspiration’s intrepid new reporter, Shayna Rose, and get the scoop on what’s new at Yarnspirations this January.

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Nothing beats the fresh perspective a new year brings. That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of Shayna Rose, an inquisitive 13-year-old part-time reporter with a fresh take and a love of all things yarn! Shayna will be going behind the scenes of our Happy You Year pattern collection to show how the Yarnspirations Design Team gets inspired and transforms an idea into a ready-to-stitch pattern! Then, cast on and knit with Shayna as she shows you how to stitch up her favorite Happy You Year project.

Meet Your guide behind-thescene at

Shayna Rose is a full-time middle schooler and a part-time reporter who loves reporting on all her favorite activities, especially knitting! Shayna started her own newspaper, The Rose Reporter, when she was just 8 years old. Shayna has interviewed many celebrities like Gene Simmons of KISS, Julie Andrews, Mayim Bialik, LeAnn Rimes, Rob Gronkowski and many others. Among her many skills and talents, Shayna is also an avid knitter and crafter. She especially loves crafting for charity and has sewn masks, knitted chemo caps, and stitched up baby toys and accessories to donate to those in need.

Shayna Rose

Shayna Rose

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See how Julia Madill from the Yarnspirations Design Team comes up with project ideas, revises plans, and pieces together a pattern that is ready to share with stitchers like you. In this video, Shayna and Julia chat about the Waffle Stitch Dishcloth pattern, made with Lily; Sugar’n Cream;.

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Cast on and knit with Shayna as she shows you how to make the Waffle Stitch Dishcloth. This pattern makes a simple and colorful cloth that stitches up quickly, making it a great starter project for beginner knitters or a quick and satisfying stitch for the seasoned pro. Its deep texture is perfect for scrubbing things clean. The Waffle Stitch Dishcloth also makes a great project for charity knitting; whether it’s knitting a bunch to donate or selling them to raise funds for a worthy cause.

After a busy holiday season, you deserve focus on yourself. As the new year dawns, relax with Yarnspirations and set aside some time that’s just for you. Explore all the shades of Lily; Sugar ‘n Cream; and pick a few to brighten up your kitchen for 2021, then cast on and make an assortment of dishcloths for the whole year. Spark your inspiration by exploring more than 300 free dishcloth patterns, including the Waffle Stitch Dishcloth, on!

Lily Sugar'n creme Original

With the many colors of Lily; Sugar ‘n Cream;, you can make a new dishcloth for every month of the year! Lily; Sugar ‘n Cream; is a natural, 100% cotton yarn. It comes in every color under the sun including neutrals, brights, and pastels (and it’s machine washable and dryable for easy care).

We’re so excited that Shayna Rose is bringing her love of knitting and her sharp reporting skills together on Yarnspirtations this month. Together we’re going to make this a Happy You Year! To see more of Shayna, check out her many interviews on The Rose Reporter YouTube and Facebook pages.

Make sure to show us what you’ve stitched up by tagging @Yarnspirations when you share your projects on social media. And don’t forget to join our community of avid crafters in the Yarnspirations Stitch Squad Facebook Group!