Knitting

150 Knit and Crochet Motifs: Anything-but-Square Shapes for Garments, Accessories, Afghans, and Throws

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  • Jul 05, 2012
150 Knit and Crochet Motifs: Anything-but-Square Shapes for Garments, Accessorie

150 Knit and Crochet Motifs is a fun and eclectic mix of patterns in both crafts, with shapes that go beyond the traditional square. Geometric and circular shapes are featured along with asymmetrical motifs like shells, stars, and even paisleys. The patterns include colorwork, texture, dimension, and interesting outline shapes for innovative applications.


Fearless Fair Isle Knitting: 30 Gorgeous Original Sweaters, Socks, Mittens, and More

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  • Jul 04, 2012
Fearless Fair Isle Knitting: 30 Gorgeous Original Sweaters, Socks, Mittens, and

Why “fearless”? In the past, knitters have considered Fair Isle knitting, or stranded knitting as it’s also known, to be an advanced style that involves the frightening task of taking scissors to your hard-won work. As intimidating as this may seem, the cutting process, or steeking, is actually not something to worry about.


A Knitting Wrapsody: Innovative Designs to Wrap, Drape, and Tie

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  • Jun 13, 2012
A Knitting Wrapsody: Innovative Designs to Wrap, Drape, and Tie

Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in this collection, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns—five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts—that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie.


Tampa Upcycle

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The use of recycled or post-consumer materials to create different types of art or handcrafted goods is growing, but independent artists don’t always have a consistent source in the Tampa Bay area to find those supplies that they are in need of at an affordable price. Yet there is an abundance of usable material being added to landfills every day, often times just because individuals don’t know what else to do with it.


Destination Yarn 2012

Destination Yarn 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:00am to Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 11:45pm

WHO: Outstanding Local Yarn Shops in the Puget Sound region.

WHERE: From Birch Bay to Burien, from Renton to Whidbey Island, in cities and suburbs and towns.

WHEN: Thursday May 17 through Sunday May 20. Extended hours: Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 8:00pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00 pm.

WHAT: Yarn crawl! 21 shops and fun at every one.

HOW: Pick up your LYS Tour Passport at any participating shop, get your friends together and plan your route in advance.

WHY #1: Visit all 21 shops and be eligible to win one of eight gift certificates worth $1500 from the LYS of your choice.

WHY #2: Free one-skein project patterns, different at every shop, plus 10% off that specified yarn that weekend only.

WHY #3: Yarn crawl! Once a year! What’s not to like about that?


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