magic sleeve jordana paigeI enjoy knitting sweaters and tops, but I will admit that I’m not a huge fan of knitting sleeves. For one thing, I always seem to knit one a few rows longer than the other, even when I’m counting carefully. …

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wasabi hat classic eliteI don’t really wear hats in the spring, but this year I’m finding myself really attracted to spring-like hat patterns. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I’m overdue for a haircut and feel like every day …

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aztec scarf jordana paigeOne of the big trends in fashion lately has been geometric shapes and a sort of Native American feel. Jordana Paige combines both of these in a fun but easy colorwork project, her Aztec Infinity Scarf.

The whole thing …

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arm knit spring infinity scarfOne thing that bothers me a little about the arm knitting trend is that a lot of the projects tend to come out looking them same. They’re big, bulky scarves or cowls that may be great for winter but are …

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diamond cap classic eliteJust as cowls are nice in the spring, it can be good to have some spring hats to keep your head warm on windy days (or dry on sprinkly days).

This lovely Diamond Cap from Classic Elite Yarns should be …

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drop stitch cowlI like to wear cowls throughout the spring (and even have a couple I can wear in the summer) because I’m the kind of person who is pretty much always cold and wearing a cowl makes a little bit more …

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graphite sweater berrocoLightweight sweaters are great to have around this time of year (whether it’s spring or fall where you live). They’re easy to slip on when there’s a little chill in the air and to shed when it gets warmer.

I’m …

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pinwheel dishcloth craftownI’m a sucker for a good dishcloth or washcloth knitting pattern, and especially this time of year it’s fun to make cloths you can use in your spring cleaning.

The Pinwheel Dish Cloth from Craftown is really cute and it’s …

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knitted mitts and mittens

Congratulations to our winner Joyce!

This week I’m kicking off the blog tour for Amy Gunderson’s new book Knitted Mitts & Mittens both here and at About. That first link is to my review of her book; you’ll also find …

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I usually wet-block my knitting projects, if I block them at all, but there might be reasons that you wouldn’t want to do that. Perhaps you’re working with a delicate fiber, or the project is huge and would stretch unpleasantly …

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animal talk afghan lion yarnI saw this one the other day in the Lion Brand newsletter and I knew I just had to share it. The Animal Talk Afghan, designed by Amy Bahrt, is a super cute blanket featuring a pig, sheep, duck …

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chick in egg purl sohoLast week I shared some fun chick knitting projects with you, and over the weekend my colleague Linda sent me this new one from the Purl Bee.

The Chick-in-an-Egg is an egg-shaped chick with a funny expression that you …

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chick knitting patternsIf you’re celebrating spring, you might be in the mood for a little chick-inspired knitting. Here are some great projects to get you going, regardless of whether it actually feels like spring where you live.

Spring cleaning can be a …

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kntiting anxiety depressionIt seems like every few months there’s an article that gets a lot of notice about how great knitting and other crafts are for people’s health.

The latest one is from CNN. “This is your brain on knitting” opens by …

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knit bunny red heartI think all of us are ready for spring, even though not everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is feeling springlike just yet. At Red Heart they’re celebrating with a dozen fun knitting and crochet patterns that capture the spirit of …

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