Caron's United yarn helps kids of fallen soldiersCaron has launched a new yarn, called Caron United, that aims to help the children of soldiers who have died in the line of duty as well as providing a good experience for knitters.

The yarn is 100 percent …

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knit mittens inspired by delft potteryKat at Just Crafty Enough is going strong with her challenge to design and knit a pair of mittens every month this year. The June installment was inspired by the Delft pottery she saw during a recent trip to the …

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alice springs beanie festival winnerFunky hats abounded in Alice Springs, Australia, with the Beanie Festival and Exhibition that took place late last month. (This article says it goes on through mid-July but I’m not seeing that anywhere on the event’s website, but …

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CreativeBug, Edie Eckman and Red Heart's 12-week cable afghan knitalong courseEdie Eckman, Red Heart Yarn and CreativeBug have teamed up for a 12-week free knitalong course to make a cabled afghan, and the first lesson launched today.

It begins with a discussion of the materials needed — it calls for …

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knit some fun hair to spice up a costumeMary Scott Huff recently shared a fun free pattern for knit doll hair with a bow (sided for an adult) over at the Craftside blog. This was a leftover project from her book Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, and …

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who is britain's next top knitwear designer?I’d been on the lookout for this one but somehow missed the official announcement. Back in March I told you about the knitwear design contest being held by LoveKnitting looking for the next great knitwear designer in the UK. Hopefuls …

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win a copy of the knitter's notebookIf you’ve ever wanted to design your own garments or just want to keep your knitting records better organized, then this giveaway is for you.

The Knitter’s Notebook is a portable journal, sketchbook and reference for knitters that includes tips …

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check out this amazing knit circuit wristband!I will never say that I’ve seen it all when it comes to knitting, because people are endlessly creative when it comes to uses for knitting, ways to knit and things to knit that I don’t think there’s an end …

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Check out these quick knitting patterns for the Fourth of July!The end of June kind of snuck up on me, but there’s one more weekend you can knit some red, white and blue accessories in for use on the Fourth or for any summer celebration.

Check out my Fourth of

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This chevron eyelet scarf is worked in two different yarnsThis week’s free pattern from Classic Elite Yarns is the lovely Chevron Eyelet Scarf, a great project for summer when you need something to throw on in cooler moments.

In addition to being pretty and easy, this scarf offers …

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seams in seamless garmentsA couple of weeks ago I shared with you a post from Audrey Knight about her process for adding seams to a seamless sweater for extra stability and durability.

Since last we checked in with her she’s now written about …

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I-91 Shop Hop mystery tourThe fourth-annual I-91 yarn crawl is happening this weekend, with 12 yarn shops from Vermont to Connecticut participating.

All participating shops will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from noon to

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What knitting looks like in stock photographyLots of websites use stock photography to jazz up their sites without having to pay a photographer, but there are a lot of problem pictures out there for people who are really in the know. And sometimes even for people …

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I’ve been meaning to write for a while about a post from Pam MacKenzie about mistakes in knitting books and the state of the industry as more people self-publish and sell individual patterns rather than traditional print books.

I haven’t …

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10 shawls to knit this summer

Just because the dog days of summer are upon us doesn’t mean your knitting needles have to go on summer break.  Knit up one of these gorgeous shawls, perfect for a cool morning commute or warding off a chilly evening.  …

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