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My Life In Yarn

Every crafter has a yarn story. Maybe it’s the first time you successfully bound off a scarf, a memory of the person who taught you how to double crochet, or even the first time you attempted intarsia. We all have stories like that, but we rarely have a chance to share those stories with fellow…

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Show Us Your Bundle of Joy! A PHOTO CONTEST!

We love getting the chance to see all of your photos every day. Your projects make us smile from ear to ear. This is especially true when it comes to seeing pictures of your baby projects and accessories! Many of you have been hard at work creating baby projects for your loved ones and the…

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2020 Yarn Color Of The Year: Succulent

We are thrilled to tell you about our newest year-long initiative, Yarn Color of the Year! Every year we work hard to pinpoint the colors that are inspiring you. Pulling together the most influential colors of the upcoming year to make sure we are bringing you the yarns you want to see. In past years…

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The Archie Effect

As 2019 came to a close most of us took a moment to reflect on the past year. Instagram was full of “year in review” videos but one of the top posts was actually of someone who isn’t even walking yet. The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry posted their year in review…

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Knives Out, Cable Knits In

According to knitting twitter, Knives Out is a new romantic comedy about Chris Evans and his cable knit sweater. Knives Out hit theaters November 27th and one thing became clear almost immediately… the cable knit sweater that Evans wears in the movie was the real star of the show. Here’s how you can make one for yourself!

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Ready to KNOT? Lion Brand Yarn Has Landed at AR Workshop!

The trend of super chunky knit blankets continues this season and you can get in on the fun with AR Workshop and Lion Brand! We’ve teamed up to created a super soft, jumbo chenille yarn that’s perfect for arm knitting or hand looping. No needles or prior knitting skills required to whip up your own…

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10 Christmas Themed Kits to Brighten Your Holiday Crafting

February, July, October… It’s never too early to begin crafting for Christmas. Starting on December 12? Don’t think of it as late, maybe you’re 12 months early! Any way you look at it, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Christmas themed sweaters, amigurumi, and accessories that are sure to brighten up your holiday…

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Faux Fur Trend: Knit This Free Cowl Pattern in A Night!

Looking for a nearly instant project? This cowl knit in the CYC#7 jumbo Go For Faux Thick & Quick might be exactly what you need! It works up in just a few episodes of your favorite show. I made mine one night and wore it out the next day. I made my cowl nice and…

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The Journey Collection: 8 New Kits From Two of Wands

Say hello to Fall crafting with these 8 designs from Two of Wands! I started knitting one of these designs as soon as we got the patterns in! (It’s a perk of working for a yarn company and a nightmare if you’re striving for project monogamy. Just try sticking to one project at a time…

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9 Free Afghan Patterns You’ll Want To Make Now!

Aside from scarves, I think afghans might be the project that attracts people to knitting or crochet. You can create these projects with just basic skills since many don’t require shaping. All you really need is to start, stitch, have some patience for the size of the project, and finish off. Besides just being functional,…

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