Craftsy’s BIG Fall Course Sale!

Craftsy Sale Half offHave you heard Craftsy’s BIG Fall Course Sale is happening now? Learn from the world’s best instructors in the comfort of your home, when you shop up to 50% off ALL online classes! Once you enroll you can watch your classes anytime, anywhere, forever. Hurry, offer expires September 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy’s BIG Fall Course Sale and save.

I can personally recommend The Ins and Outs of Grafting with Anne Hanson. I’ve learned so much from that class that I’ve been using for my knitwear design projects. I used to travel down to LA, wasting money on gas and hotels to stay down there for a whole weekend, and I never quite felt like I was able to get much out of it. With Craftsy classes I can watch and re-watch tutorials, and if I don’t use a technique for awhile, I can always go back and refresh my memory of it when I need to, its great.

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Lacy Venus Scarf or Cowl

Venus is a new yarn from Patons with a thick and thin cotton feel to it. With 55% cotton, 40% acrylic and 5% nylon, it is very soft around the neck. This soft piece can be made as either a short summer scarf or cowl. For the cowl, just sew the ends together and wrap it around your neck twice!

Materials:
1 skein Patons Venus thick and thin yarn – 133 yards
Size 9 straight needles

Size:
5” X 44”

This scarf is so soft and cute, you’ll want one in every color!

 

Download the pattern now for $3

or get it free when you

buy the yarn from us!

Simple Crocheted ‘Now’ Poncho

This is a super easy warm poncho to wrap yourself in for those cold winter nights. Easy Crochet Poncho

You will need:

3 Skeins of Masala- Hyacinth Hues by Bernat (Yarn A) Bulky (5) 155 yds ea. skein

3 Skeins of Kooky- Fushia by Red Heart (Yarn B) Bulky (5) 108 yds ea. skein

Crochet Hook N or P

Gauge
8 DC = 4”
SC/ DC row pattern for 6 rows = 4”

Check your gauge before starting

 

Download the pattern now for $5 or

get it FREE when you buy the yarn from us!

Ci Ci Crochet Scarf

This is a super easy and fast scarf, the process and stitching is simple, it’s the yarn that adds the pizazz. So this is great for making lots of Christmas presents for the whole family! Great for beginners.

What you will need:Easy crochet scarf ci ci

Crochet Hook: “Q”

Yarns Used:

one skein each of

CiCi – Amazon
Tutu – Cabanna Blue
Allure – Sable
Fun Fur Stripes – Lime Blue
VooDoo – Sand
Incredible – Copper Penny

 

Get the pattern online for $5 or

get if FREE when you buy the yarn from us!

Lacy Drop Stitch Scarf

So normally, the last thing you want to do is drop a stitch. Well, with this lacy scarf that’s exactly what you want to do! Dropping a stitch is harder than you may think, it takes awhile to work the stitches out all the way down the scarf. This technique creates a beautiful ladder all the way through the scarf giving the scarf almost a woven look.

This technique can be used for anything from knitted curtains to let a bit of light through. Or to a plain sweater pattern to jazz it up, you can even drop the stitch different lengths down the sweater  to create a design (at the end of the ‘run’ just sew it with matching thread to keep it from running further). To get started with the technique try our latest scarf pattern.

 

Drop Stitch Sock yarn scarfWhat you will need:

Materials:
400-500 yards sock weight striping yarn. Sample is 2 skeins Mary Maxim Gemstones color #21 Peridot variegated sock yarn. (Or try Premier Yarns Wool-Free Sock Stripes, or Deborah Norville Serenity Garden Yarn for a silky satiny feel.)

Size 6 needles for main scarf, Size 9 for bind off or bind off very loosely.
9 safety pin type stitch markers

Measurements:
Before drop: 6 ½” X 59” After drop: 8 ¼” X 62”

Gauge:
28 stitches = 4” Gauge is not all that important for this project.

Buy this pattern online $5 or get the pattern free when you buy the yarn from us!

 

4th of July Weekend Special!

Happy 4th of July Weekend!  We’ll be open early on the 4th, Friday, at 10:00 am for your shopping convenience!  

 

We are just now recovering from our wonderful MaggiKnits Retreat weekend – a big thank you to all of you who participated and made this a very successful and enjoyable event!

4th of July Weekend Special!

 Just choose any red, white or blue yarn all weekend for your online order and receive 15% off!  Just put in the comments:  INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL!  Thanks so much for shopping with us!
CALENDAR:  Our July and August Calendars are ready to go – just click HERE to see what’s happening.  Paper copies are now available in the shop.
 
Thank you all for being our loyal customers!

Sincerely,

Gena, Criss, Diane, Pugsley our Official Greeter, Gouti our woolly friend, and Petunia and Georgie our Greeters in Training!
Bear Color Charts

Bear Color Charts

Bear side right color chartbear face color chartBear profile color chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get the full size charts here

We live in a rural mountain town and some of my clients asked me to create a color chart they could follow to incorporate more bears into their knitting projects, from scarves, to table runners, to sweaters bears are a pretty common theme ’round here.

The pattern includes one Bear Face, Side profile looking left, and side profile looking right.

 

Download the charts now!