I always love seeing the creative things that people do with Lion Brand yarns, whether it's making something based on a pattern or doing something entirely out of the box--pizza box, in this case. Craftzine's blog recently featured this great crocheted pizza scarf by Starcee. It's crocheted out of Cotton-Ease and Vanna's Choice, and it looks good enough to eat!
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In episode 19, Working with Looms and More, we discussed loom-knitting and spool-knitting, and the benefits of these crafts. They're great for people with joint pain, for whom knitting and crocheting might be too painful. They're great for beginners who may find knitting and crocheting tough to get started on. They're especially great for children, as an introduction to all the possibilities of yarn. Here are 5 kid-friendly patterns for various looms and spool-knitters:
Slouchy Leggings - This pattern uses the round Knifty Knitter (available at your local craft stores) and is great because it is a beginner pattern that's perfect for introducing kids and teenagers to loom-knitting.
Fair Isle Cap - For many people, color-work is easier on a loom than it is on hooks or needles because both hands are free to manipulate the yarn. This baby cap is a great way to practice loom-knitting.
Bee Bopper Bag - This great purse makes a great present. Practice color-work and shaping.