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by Stitchcraft Marketing
November 01, 2018
The holidays are fast approaching and that means gift knitting is in full swing! Whether you’re creating gifts for the loved ones in your life, or just looking to relax and craft something special for yourself, we hope you’ll enjoy the season with beautiful yarns and patterns. Get inspired with some of our favorites for holiday gifting!
We just received the new Noro Magazine for Fall/Winter 2018. The cover features a gorgeous cowl made out of Noro Ito, and we have plenty of colors to choose from. Cast on today to make a wonderfully cheerful gift to keep family and friends warm on cold days!
If you’re looking for a quick-knitting gift, our friend and designer Ariane Galizzi has designed Izzy’s California Fade Hat, which coordinates with Izzy’s California Fade Shawl. The hat calls for approximately 400 yards of fingering weight yarn in three colors. The original was knit in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stealer Fingering base, but if you’ve got a stash of leftovers from previous projects, this gift could be a great stashbuster!
Impress the truly knitworthy person on your list with an eye-catching shawl - we love the Down the Road and Back Again Shawl by Megan Williams. This garter stitch shawl features interlocking arrow patterning on the top and graceful curves on the bottom using 2 colors of Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stealer Fingering base. We have so many colors in stock, the potential combinations are endless!
If you’re looking for a super luxurious project, we adore Driving on Cloud 9 by Suzanne Nielsen. This mobius cowl is knit out of Jade Sapphire Zageo 6-ply, using a 6 mini skein gradient set of 100% Mongolian cashmere that is exquisitely soft, worsted-weight, and hand-dyed in the USA. If you purchase the yarn from us, we’ll send you the pattern for free. Spoil yourself or someone else today!
Project kits make great gifts, and they’re also a great way to inspire your own gift-making efforts - the timing couldn’t be more perfect for our three newest kits from Trendsetter Yarns! Check out the Cashmere Beanie Kit, The North Star Flip Top Mittens Kit, or our Santa’s Coming Stocking Kits; each one includes patterns and yarn and will be just the thing to kickstart the gift knitting season!
For our friends who crochet, check out the Landon Slouch & Scarf pattern by Rebecca Langford. This free pattern works up quickly in a bulky yarn; we think it would be lovely in Bellatrista Milk Bulky.
We also love the new V for Vintage shawl by Johanna Lindahl. This could be a great stashbuster in lots of stripes, or you could use a gradient yarn like our Trendsetter Transitions & Transitions Tweed.
We hope these ideas have inspired to start some beautiful projects for the holiday season. We’ve also put together a Pinterest board full of Gift Knitting and Crocheting Patterns if you need more ideas. Happy crafting!
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by Susan Watkins
May 08, 2019
by Susan Watkins
May 02, 2019
In one of the knitting classes I’ve taken, I remember the instructor saying, “We often learn more from our failures than we do from our successes." Let's just say, I learned a lot from my second attempt at creating the ultimate dog sweater!