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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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6 Free Patterns For Cupcake Yarn

Cupcake yarn is calorie free and deliciously sweet! If you’re a fan of Mandala® yarns then you’re sure to love Cupcake as well. Just like its name, everything delicious is in one cake of this CYC 3 100% acrylic yarn. Beautiful color combinations, great stitch definition and enough yardage to make a baby blanket, shawl,…

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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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Kick Off Your Holiday Crafting With Our 12 Weeks of Christmas Kit Collection!

September is in full swing. School is back in session and Fall festivities are taking place. Before you know it those Jack’O’Lanterns and candied apples will be sparkly lights, cookies, and wrapping paper. I’m all about this time of the year, “Sweater Season,” if you will. I love the coziness, the activities, and planning events…

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6 Favorite Blankets to Snuggle Up In This Fall!

The snuggle is real. The snuggle is here! I don’t know about you, but this cooler weather has me itching (bad choice of words??) to get started on projects in thicker or cuddle-worthy yarns. These 6 blankets to knit and crochet are in my never ending queue. For The Knitters The Signature Blanket This blanket…

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5 Shawls to Wear from Summer to Fall

Shawls are the perfect accessory to have throughout the year. They’re perfect to throw on during those chilly summer nights or in an air conditioned restaurant, or to throw on over a jean jacket during the fall! There are so many options out there for shawls, so here are our 5 favorites to bring your…

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Live In Layers: Spring Must Haves to Queue Now!

Warmer weather is officially here…well, coming depending on where you are! Here on the East Coast, the weather has been pretty nice (a whopping 60 degrees) the past few days and I am LOVING it! via GIPHY Dressing for spring can be hard! You never really know what type of weather you’re going to get,…

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The Craze: What Is A Temperature Blanket?

First, what is a Temperature Blanket? Over the last few years, temperature blankets have been taking the crafting world by storm (pun intended). And it’s easy to see why! They’re fun to make, can incorporate lots of colors, and have the potential to be a truly unique gift or heirloom piece. To make one, the…

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