BIG NEWS! Craftsy cat is out of the bag!

Over the next few weeks, and for a while after that too, you’re going to hear me talking a lot about Craftsy. Maybe you haven’t heard about Craftsy before, or it sounds vaguely familiar but you didn’t really look into it. What’s a Craftsy? Craftsy is the fastest growing crafty community on the web with over 5 million members in …

Beaded Lace Knitting: Book Interview and Giveaway

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Beaded Lace Knitting: Techniques and 25 Beaded Lace Designs for Shawls, Scarves, and More is a brand new book out by my friend, Anniken Allis. Anniken resides in the UK, so her fantastic book has only recently become available in the United States. Anniken was kind enough to “stop by” and answer some questions about her new book. When did …

Book Giveaway: Colorwork Knitting by Sarah E. White

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As mentioned in Poetry in Yarn Video Podcast episode 5: Colorwork Knitting: 25 Spectacular Sweaters, Hats, and Accessories Author: Sarah E. White This book is a great survey of the various knitting techniques for colorwork. Instructions and patterns are included for striping, striping with self-striping yarn, slip stitch, stranded, and intarsia. I loved the tips for knitting stripes in the …

Poetry in Yarn Podcast: Episode 3 + Coupon Code

On crocheters learning to knit and disqualifying my husband. Click here for the audio only version. Main Topic:  Crocheters learning to Knit Episode Notes Links: Milk + Honey lotion bars are now Love + Leche Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season Hiya Hiya Knitting Needles Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles Go to the Poetry in Yarn Ravelry store …

Poetry in Yarn Podcast: Episode 2 + Giveaway

Click here for the audio only version. Main Topic: Combination Knitting Episode Notes Links: New England Yarn and Spindle Classes Colorwork Knitting: 25 Spectacular Sweaters, Hats, and Accessories Milk + Honey lotion bars are now Love + Leche To enter the giveaway: email prize@poetryinyarn.com with the special code word. Entry must be received by midnight ET on May 9th.

Villanella Cowl – A New Crochet Pattern

My newest crochet pattern, made with just 1 ball of Good for Ewe Chord yarn, just went live yesterday. It’s the Villanella Cowl: Crochet the Villanella Cowl to adorn your neck in cozy style. Worked from the bottom up, the upper edge is trimmed with jaunty picots. Openwork fans are graphically bold without being overly warm. Made with just 90 …

Sneak Peek

Check out the new knit pattern and new crochet pattern coming soon: