Donna’s Dozen Fringe your Ends

Not that fringe has ever really gone out-of-style, but right now it is hot. I see it everywhere. Have you ever finished a project and thought that it needed a little something else? Try adding fringe next time. It will completely change the look of a boring scarf or shawl. Fringe can be added to scarves, ponchos, shawls, cowls and even afghans/throws.
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12 Ageless Knit Designs

When we photograph the samples of our free pattern designs, we show them on women that are usually not too young and not too old. We’re hoping that you can visualize the design for yourself or for someone that will get it as a gift, no matter what the age. Sometimes the age of the model or a color can influence whether you see the piece on a teen, a millennial, a boomer or whatever generation. But wearables are often a reflection of personal style, not age. The way the item is accessorized and worn can greatly change the way it looks.

I have chosen 12 of our knit designs with simple lines and ageless style. They can be worn easily by all ages, from teen to any decade of your life. This is just a sampling….I’m sure there are many more designs that go easily from generation to generation.

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February Doily of the Month

Welcome to the February Doily of the Month! Each month in 2016 we will share a new doily pattern for you to make in Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. We challenged the top doily designers to create innovate designs that coordinate with the feeling of each month. Plus, every month we will select five winners to receive an Aunt Lydia’s prize pack.

For February, we have a Valentine Heart Doily. With a center swirl and hearts around the outside, it’s the perfect piece to decorate for the holiday.

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Lacy Cowl 3 Colorful Ways

This month we are featuring one of my favorite cowls in 3 Colorful Ways. It was first designed by Nancy Thomas in our new Sparkle Soft yarn in White. Everyone in the office oohed and aahed when it arrived. So it was a natural choice for wanting to see it worked up in other yarns. We re-knit it in Unforgettable in Petunia (that looks great on everyone) and then also in the new Papaya shade of With Love (an on-trend color that is in all the fashion reports). It an easy lace pattern that is perfect for those wanting to try a small project with lace – which is really just a pretty name for making holes in your knitting. You’ll find separate patterns for each of the 3 cowls linked to their photos below. The patterns are written out and charts are included that are nice to follow for the lace patterns.

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Ultimate Guide to Basketweave Crochet

The basketweave crochet stitch is a beautiful textured stitch that creates a woven fabric rich in density and beauty. It can be worked in any type of yarn although it looks especially beautiful in a classic worsted weight yarn such as Super Saver Economy Yarn because of the structure of the stitch. This guide will teach you all about how to crochet basketweave stitch. including the most popular version of the stitch and a set of variations to play with.

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Team Color Projects for the Big Game

Are you excited for the upcoming 2016 Super Bowl 50 game? We are! So we designed these patterns for you to make to cheer on your favorite team. We have a Panthers-inspired knit hat and a Broncos-inspired crochet cowl. We used Super Saver for the hat and Team Spirit for the cowl. Feel free to switch the yarns and the projects to make your favorite project for the team you support.

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