Lookbook Roundup

So far this year, we have created 11 look books ranging from doilies to dolls and bright colorful decor. We hope that these guides filled with patterns and product suggestions have helped inspire you.

Explore our 2017 collection of look books here:

Year of Three Colorful Ways
Year of Three Colorful Ways Look Book
Soft Esentials
Soft Essentials eBook Michaels
Color Pooling
Jump into Color Pooling Look Book

Shawls for All
Shawls for All Look Book
Create with Color
Create with Color Look Book
Joy of Doilies
Joy of Doilies Look Book

Dress Your Doll
Dress Your Doll Look Book
Happy Place
This is Our Happy Place Look Book
Hygge Look Book

Winter Style
Winter Style Look Book
Joyful home
Joyful Home Look Book

We started the year with bright colorways that pop and then gave a special look into our soft essentials yarn line. From there we started to explore color pooling with little help from Marly Bird and we wrapped up with some stunning shawls. Spring kicked off with brightly colored home decor, doilies and doll outfits, while our Happy Place look book emphasized brightening your home with fun and useful everyday items. As summer turned to fall, hygee took the spotlight showcasing the comfy and cozy textures. We rounded things out with a winter wardrobe style guide and a sneak peek into our holiday decor ideas.

With the holiday season just around the corner, these look books can serve as a catalog for gift giving and beyond.

Don’t miss our last two look books of the year. Just a hint: one will help you with your holiday gifts and the other will help with cleaning up some messes.

Two Techniques, One Great Brioche Fabric

Brioche ribbing fabric has a beautiful drape and can create stunning color effects when utilizing two colors.

The history of the brioche knit stitch is a little obscure, but a description of it appears as early as the mid-19th century in The Handbook of Needlework written by Francis Lambert in 1846.  In this edition of her work, Miss Lambert details the technique of working brioche knitting and says that it is good to use for “sleeves, comforters, petticoats, night socks, linings for foot baskets, quilts, cradle covers and various other purposes.”

Miss Lambert then details how to knit “A Brioche” which is a puffed, stuffed tufted pillow of about 8 inches across and a few inches high and resembles “the well known french cake of that kind.”

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Welcome to the 12 Weeks of Christmas CAL 2017

by guest blogger Maria Bittner of Pattern Paradise

This year I’ll be partnering with SIX super-talented blogger friends and Red Heart Yarn to sponsor the CAL!

We are in our third year of the #12WeeksChristmasCAL event and I’m even more excited than I was the first year! This year I’ve added two more super talented designers, for a total of 6 guest bloggers! Like past events, this one will focus on having fun! Along the way we hope you learn some new techniques, play with some new yarns as well as old favorites and most of all make some like minded friends! The added bonus is that when you are all done, you’ll have some holiday decorations and gifts too! Thank you to Red Heart Yarns for sponsoring this CAL and the weekly and grand prize raffles once again! Continue reading “Welcome to the 12 Weeks of Christmas CAL 2017”

How to Fix a Hole in Your Knitting with Embroidery

You worked on that project for hours. It was used and loved but now you’ve found a hole! Never fear. You can fix a hole!

There are a lot of techniques that can be used to fix a hole in your hand knitting, but we’re going to focus on the 2 techniques most related to knit stitches. Both techniques are a way of creating duplicate stitch over the offending hole.

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