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Archive for April 17th, 2009


Nili Demos Machine Knitting with Michelle of Craftzine.com

April 17th, 2009

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When we started carrying the LK-150 knitting machine, lots of people asked us what it was like — although machine knitting has been around for a long time, many yarncrafters have never tried it or seen it, but it’s a wonderful (and fast) way to create.

Click below to watch our video demo!

The yarn being used is LB 1878, a fingering weight 100% wool yarn on cones (making it easier for machine knitters), but you can use any yarn up to category 5 (bulky) on this machine. The LK-150 comes with a user’s manual and all the parts you see here.

AND if you’re in the NYC area, call or visit to find out how you can take lessons on the machine at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio.

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5 Eco-Friendly Patterns from YarnCraft Episode #38

April 17th, 2009

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In episode 38 of YarnCraft, our bi-weekly radio-style podcast, Liz and I prepare for Earth Day with eco-friendly yarns and projects! We also answer some great questions asked by our listeners. Learn more about great products like The Knitter’s Block, our Stitch of the Week, and great listener websites like WooWork! In our regular segment, Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we share some useful techniques for using leftover yarn.

Here are 5 fabulous eco-friendly patterns:

To listen to this episode, click here [MP3]. For more information about the podcast or this episode, visit the YarnCraft blog. Join us next Tuesday for an episode all about Mother’s Day gift ideas!