daffodil knitting patternAre the daffodils blooming where you live? They’re almost gone here, but we knitters do not have to be constrained by literal seasons.

I’m loving this knitting pattern for daffodils by Julie Taylor from Craftsy. They’re just lovely, and pretty …

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sailor mitts just crafty enoughI hear that one of the big trends for spring is nautical designs, and Kat from Just Crafty Enough has translated that trend into knitting with her Hello, Sailor Mitts.

Worked in two colors with anchors on one side …

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chicken pants drops designDROPS Design has been doing a little Easter calendar this week full of projects to inspire people to knit for that holiday or spring in general. Before today the projects were all for crochet, but today they made up for …

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girls headband craftownGirls of all ages who like flowers and simple knitting projects are sure to enjoy the Girl’s Spring Headband pattern from Melanie Smith at Craftown. This is a great stash-busting project for cotton or other sturdy yarns, because you don’t …

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happy feetCongratulations to winner Vanessa!

Sock knitting is a lot of fun, and having a variety of different kinds of socks — as well as leggings, leg warmers and other warmers for the feet — is great, especially when you’re a …

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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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