Nothing to Fear and Lots to Gain from a KAL

Nothing to Fear and Lots to Gain from a KAL

March 15, 2019

In my first-ever KAL, I learned not only how to do slipped stitch (mosaic) colorwork, but I witnessed knitters from across the globe encouraging one another to learn, to make mistakes, and to problem solve in a creative, supportive, and totally non-judgemental environment!

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Technique Time: Mosaic Knitting

Technique Time: Mosaic Knitting

March 01, 2019

Mosaic knitting is a form of colorwork knitting that makes use of simple slipped stitches to create intricate patterns and textures. While it looks complex, it’s actually very easy. We're here to confirm, there's no need to be intimidated!

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The Ultimate Dog Sweater: Take 1

The Ultimate Dog Sweater: Take 1

February 12, 2019

In my search for the Ultimate Dog Sweater, I knit this one for Miss Jazzy B in Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity DK. Learn why I chose this yarn and what I thought of this pattern in this first installment (Take One) of The Ultimate Dog Sweater.

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Even more fun with Noro yarns!

Even more fun with Noro yarns!

February 08, 2019

Our free Noro pattern giveaway has been extended through March 1st, and we've introduced a bunch of new patterns for you to choose from! Whether it's Kiri, Mirai or Ito you prefer, we have the patterns to go with...including some great crocheted items.

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Share a Little Love with Gifts from Izzy Knits

Share a Little Love with Gifts from Izzy Knits

January 24, 2019

In my opinion, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples in love. It’s for everyone. It’s an opportunity to share a little love with those we care about, whether that’s our significant others, our children, pets, family, and friends…or even ourselves!

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Do you love knitting with Noro yarns?

Do you love knitting with Noro yarns?

January 10, 2019

Noro yarns and patterns are full of fun and color and are designed to showcase the beauty of nature. This month, we’re offering free Noro patterns with every Noro Ito, Kiri, and Mirai purchase.

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Getting Crafty with Your Gift Wrapping

Getting Crafty with Your Gift Wrapping

December 12, 2018

What comes to mind when you think of holiday gift wrapping? Do you groan when thinking about the time it takes or do you get giddy imagining shiny paper, ribbon and bows? Here are some quick and easy yet fun and festive ideas for adding a crafty touch to your wrapping. 

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Holiday Gifts for Makers and Crafters

Holiday Gifts for Makers and Crafters

December 03, 2018

Last month we highlighted some wonderful knit and crochet patterns for holiday crafting and gifting. This month, we’ve got some great ideas to put under the tree (or in the stocking) for your favorite maker or crafter.

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When Weaving Gets Sticky

When Weaving Gets Sticky

November 15, 2018

One of the things I love about weaving, especially on the rigid heddle loom, is that I can combine wildly different yarns to create a truly distinctive fabric with just the right "wow" factor. But weaving with mohair proved to be a little more difficult that I expected. Here are some tips.

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Holiday Patterns to Knit and Crochet

Holiday Patterns to Knit and Crochet

November 01, 2018

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!

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Fiber Fans Will Want to Attend this Fiesta!

Fiber Fans Will Want to Attend this Fiesta!

October 10, 2018

Weavers, Knitters & Crocheters—Mark your calendars now for the 2019 Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta. Izzy Knits will be there, October 5-6th at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, California. For a run-down on all that happened at the 2018 Fiesta this past weekend, read on...

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Customizing the Turicum Shawl for Show Stealer Fingering

Customizing the Turicum Shawl for Show Stealer Fingering

October 01, 2018

The great thing about this pattern is that, no matter what yarn you choose, you can knit until it's gone, or stop sooner, as I did, when you reach your desired dimensions. Gauge is not critical here. That makes the Turicum Shawl endlessly customizable!

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