twist collective fall 14The newest issue of Twist Collective has been released, and it’s full of great projects for fall. There’s a lot of heavy cabling, stranded colorwork, textured stitches and other details that make for fun, warm and striking knitting.

In addition …

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knit striped socksSocks are so fun to knit, and if you’ve never tried them before, these striped socks from Mellywood’s Mansion are a good place to start.

They call for 8 ply yarn (she’s in Australia), which is usually called a light …

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enchanted knits special issueThe latest special issue from Interweave, called Enchanted Knits, recently launched, and from the look of things it’s a lovely collection inspired by fairy tales and other fantastical stories.

The magazine offers 27 projects in four themes: Ordinary in …

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very shannon's summer sweater knitalongI love a good knitalong (though I’m notoriously bad at finishing things for knitalongs), and Very Shannon’s Summer Sweater Knitalong is a good one. It encourages people who’ve never knit garments before to give it a try, and for everyone …

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learn to knit love to knit giveawayRemember the other day when I said I was going to catch up on giveaways? It was a total lie.

I’m a few weeks behind on picking winners, and even longer behind on mailing things, so please be patient and …

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caron united facebook contestI told you earlier this month about Caron’s new yarn United, which is a made in the United States yarn (though made of imported fibers), a small portion of the sale price of which goes to the Children of …

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change of heart cowl knittyIt’s hard to believe these are the fall surprises when it’s not even August yet, but the two surprise patterns just released by Knitty are great to knit now and use later (or, in the case of the socks, to …

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knit a cute red jumper for a little girlI’m pretty sure I told you before about Red Heart’s Christmas in July pattern collection. A lot of these are crochet, but I saw a new one this week that caught my eye for knitters.

The Red Jumper is a …

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yarnmarket sold to love knittingAccording to a notice on their website and an email sent to subscribers, Yarnmarket has closed its doors and its remaining stock has been sold to Love Knitting.

Yarnmarket was an online yarn, pattern and notions store that was in …

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knit a pair of mittens in mottled stripesKat at Just Crafty Enough set herself the goal of knitting a pair of mittens each month this year, and she’s taking it easy for July with a pair that uses stripes rather than her usual more complex colorwork.

The …

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mosaic blanket and yarn giveawayBlogger Donna over at Fiber for Thought is giving away an afghan pattern and enough yarn to knit it over at her site.

The winner will get a copy of her mosaic baby blanket or lap afghan pattern and three …

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knit a simple necklace of chain linksWant to knit a cute accessory that you can make from start to finish in an afternoon or so? Look no further than the Chain Scarf Necklace from La littérature gourmande.

Each of the links is a knit rectangle (work …

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vintage lace hat free knitting patternThe free Sweater Babe pattern of the month this month is the Vintage Charm One Ball Hat, a cute little lace leaf patterned hat worked with one skein of a super soft chunky 100 percent baby alpaca yarn.

This …

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new vintage lace giveawayI hate the phrase “not your grandmother’s knitting” and yet I’m tempted to say the patterns in New Vintage Lace by Andrea Jurgrau are not your grandmother’s doilies. Except they might be. Sort of.

These projects are inspired by vintage …

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If you’re a lover of coffee or tea, accessories related to your caffeine-fueled obsession are both fun and useful to knit. Here are some great ideas to get you started. check out these coffee-related knitting patterns

Hooker Leo has a cute coffee cup square motif that …

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