STITCHES Midwest 2015: Yarn, Trends, Classes and Fashion Roundup


As soon as you enter the doors to the convention center, you can feel the excitement of Stitches Midwest.  Everyone you see is wearing a wonderful knit shawl, funky knit socks, bright colored sweaters and carrying giant tote bags ready to tackle the marketplace sales with.  A few of the editors from AllFreeKnitting and StitchandUnwind […]

New Lion Brand Patterns: Plus Size Crochet & Knit Patterns

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If you have curves and hips like I do, you know the frustration of trying to find a free plus size knitting pattern that will fit and flatter your body.  To help with this, Lion Brand patterns have released two new free plus size crochet patterns and two free plus size knitting patterns written specifically […]

Charity From the Heart: Knit Prayer Shawls


Our friends at Rush Medical Center here in Chicago have recently reached out to us to let us know about their need for Knit Prayer Shawls.  The Palliative Care section of the hospital would like to help add a sense of comfort to the sickest of Rush’s patients.  In this case, these patients are bound […]

#springmeadowKAL Week 7: WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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Can you believe that our fabulous knit along is over?  I can’t hardly believe that it has been over 6 weeks since we started working on this great free knit lace scarf pattern!  I have really enjoyed watching everyone work on their own Spring Meadow scarves.  Watching everyone discuss yarn choices, ask each other questions, […]

#springmeadowKAL – Week 6 is now LIVE

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Here we go, folks!  Week 6 of the Spring Meadow Knit Along is ready to go.  Heidi of Hands Occupied has come to the studio once again to demonstrate this weeks stitches.  Grab that WIP and follow along, you’ll be ready for week 7 in no time at all.  Don’t forget that there is a […]

#springmeadowKAL – Week 5 is now LIVE

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WOW!  Can you believe that we are already on WEEK 5 of our Spring Meadow Scarves?  The newest section of the pattern is now live, and Heidi of Hands Occupied has another wonderful video demonstration for you.  In case you are just joining us, I have posted the instructions on getting started and where to find […]