News and a Giveaway with Stephannie Tallent

I met Stephannie Tallent years ago. She’s a regular fixture on the knitting scene. You might recognize her work from her beautiful book, California Revival Knits. I was so excited when Stephannie reached out to tell me about her new Craftsy class, Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts. Starting with a basic knit mitt pattern, Stephannie walks you through creating a custom stranded …

Ask Lindsey: Afghan Squares To Block or Not

Ask Lindsey is a weekly crochet and knit Q&A with Lindsey Stephens. Send your questions to Lindsey at support@poetryinyarn.com. Ask Lindsey posts may contain affiliate links for products Lindsey thinks you’d love. It’s Friday the 13th, but don’t be scared! I’m here to help with your stitching dilemmas. Dear Lindsey, I’m making an afghan with lots of individual squares. Should …

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Book Review: Scarves in the Round

  Book: Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves Author: Heather Walpole Since I’m moderating the neck things group for the Ravelry Gift-a-Long, I’ve been thinking about neck things a lot. So, today seems like the perfect time to post about a new book I received, Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted …

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Book Giveaway: Colorwork Knitting by Sarah E. White

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 …

Needlearts News

Crocheted Playgrounds Super Grans Come to the Rescue (and teach knitting) Crocheted Flags A Mumbai Store Gives Women the Chance to Earn Money through Crochet And last but not least….have you ever considered adding a power drill to your notions kit? It’s i-cord the speedy way!

Book Review and Giveaway: Betsy Beads

Book: Betsy Beads Author: Betsy Hershberg Publisher: XRX List Price: $24.95 Before I ever learned to knit or crochet, I learned how to make jewelry. Both my grandmother and step-mother were avid jewelry makers, and shared some of their knowledge with me. That’s why I was so excited to see Betsy Beads. It combines knitting with beads to make beautiful, …