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Archive for August 1st, 2013

Video: How to Use Stitch Markers in Knitting & Crochet

August 1st, 2013

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Both knitters and crocheters may find stitch markers helpful for many reasons. They can help you…

  • keep track of your stitch count (place them between every stitch repeat in a lace or cable pattern!)
  • mark mistakes that need fixing (split ring markers work best for this)
  • indicate the beginnings of the round on in-the-round projects

Learn more with this short video.

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Afghans in August! 6 Knit & Crochet Patterns to Get You Ready for Fall

August 1st, 2013

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It’s the first day of August, and you’ve probably already seen some “Back to School” advertisements reminding you that the summer is slowly winding down. ¬†While we still want to enjoy the last month or two of this wonderful weather, it’s also a perfect time to think about those bigger projects you may want to start to have ready for the cooler weather – like afghans.

I’ve rounded up a few afghan patterns that are warm and cozy, and also serve as great home decor projects. Make your friends jealous when they come over and see your beautiful handiwork!

Crochet Americana Afghan
Crochet Americana Afghan
in Heartland
Weekend TV Afghan
Knit Weekend TV Lapghan
in Wool-Ease Thick & Quick