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Have you been admiring our beautiful Imagine yarn but can’t wrap your mind around how to knit with it? Imagine’s webbed tubing construction is what makes it unique but it can also seem tricky to work with at first. I’ve broken it down into five simple steps for you so you’ll have the confidence to try it for yourself!
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Several times a year we host a crochet- or knit-along, a virtual event in which yarncrafters come together here online to work on one pattern together, share their experiences, and to learn together. There’s no need to sign up! Simply follow along with the blog posts at your own pace as you crochet your project, and feel free to share your comments and/or photos as you progress. Want to learn more? Click here for our guide.
Over 20,000 (wow!) of you voted for our next online project, and the winning pattern for our crochet-along is the Colorfully Modern Cardigan!
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1. This week, download the pattern (click here for the pattern) and read it through so you have a sense of how the project is going to take shape. We’ll be walking you through a different element each week, so don’t worry if you see anything you’re not familiar with!
Every once in a while we like to highlight the great project submissions that have been uploaded to our online Customer Gallery, and today I’ve got 9 great projects to share with and inspire you. It’s always fun to see our patterns come to life by others, especially when made with modifications. Take a look at the projects below, and see if something you created made a guest appearance!
Modified Snowstorm Hat Pattern
By: Myra Gabriel
Pattern: Snowstorm Hat
|Baby Throw with Toy Car Appliques
By: Myra Slatkoff
Pattern: Sunshine Day Baby Throw
|Perfect Crochet Cardigan
By: Mary Cast
Pattern: Perfect Crochet
Writer and avid knitter Selma Moss-Ward joins us for a series of blog posts about becoming a first-time grandmother.
Many years ago, expecting my first child, I focused my knitting on baby clothes. I saw these small projects as ideal canvases for learning complex techniques—Fair Isles, Arans, and other fancy work—and the garments I made tended to be, so to speak, labor intensive.
After my first and then second son outgrew them, the tiny sweaters, caps, and sundry garments were wrapped up and saved for The Future. Now I’m delighted to report that a special baby will arrive in late November, when I become a first-time grandma. The heirloom knits will go to him.
For this reason (and also because he’ll live in LA, where heavy clothing isn’t required), I decided to knit him something else…something unique…and something fun. Combing through the Lion Brand pattern database, I found a trove of adorable designs for stuffed toys.
Unsurprisingly, I couldn’t limit myself to just one. My first pattern choice, though, is a real winner. A blast to knit, it took me less than three hours from start to finish including stuffing and embroidery, and is so adorable that I must make a companion for WILLIAM the HEDGEHOG in the very near future. (There’s enough leftover yarn for this.)
Here are some photos of the finished William, and in my next post I’ll tell you about his creation.
Selma Moss-Ward is a freelance writer who combines her love of writing and of knitting in her columns, stories, and blog posts. Selma is also an active classical musician and the caretaker of five wonderful pets. She lives with them and her husband in Rhode Island. Read a monthly fiction story by Selma in our Pattern Journal newsletter.