Seed Stitch Coaster Pattern

Do you have a stash of yarn larger than you’d like to admit? Don’t be shy, go ahead and raise your hand. I’m right there with you! Last year, I purchased a lot of yarn, assuming I would use it for product replenishment during market season. Unfortunately, I had a pretty slow market season this…

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Where Does Inspiration Come From?

This week on the blog, instead of sharing a free pattern, I thought I’d talk briefly about inspiration for patterns. And, more broadly, inspiration for art and creativity in general. It’s a topic that I’ve been thinking about a lot recently, because I’ve felt particularly uninspired for a while, and I haven’t done a lot…

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Gauge: Why It’s Important

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I recently started teaching knitting classes at my LYS (local yarn shop). To prepare for my first class, I started to think about what I wish I knew when I first started knitting. What came to mind? The importance of gauge! Gauge is such a…

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Free Pattern – Polar Purlin’ Beanie

Want a matching hat to go with your Polar Purlin’ Cowl? You’ve come to the right place! This hat is a fun, easy knit available in a variety of sizes, so you can make matching hats for your entire family! This pattern is also great for stash-busting. If you’d like an ad-free, printable version of…

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Polar Purlin’ Cowl Pattern (Bulky Version)

This pattern is suited for any knitter with advanced beginner skills or above. It’s a relaxing knit due to the repetition of rounds, but the result is an intricate design that looks much more complicated than it actually is! This pattern made me really fall in love with the purl stitch – the ripple of…

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Loch Raven Beanie

This beanie pattern is still one of my favorites – the rows of texture and the super bulky yarn make for a quick and satisfying knit. I’m excited to share tihs pattern with you for free on the blog! If you’d like an ad-free, printable version, you can grab it from my Ravelry shop here.…

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SELF-CARE FOR MAKERS

The term self-care has become something of a buzzword in recent years, and for good reason – an increasing number of people spend longer amounts of time working, and report higher stress levels as a result. However, self-care has morphed into an idea that elicits eye-rolls from many, because it has turned into a synonym for taking a bubble bath and sipping wine, or spending hundreds of…

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Choosing Colors for a Project

If you’re anything like me, one of your biggest sources of inspiration is COLOR. Whether you love vibrant shades or more muted, soothing tones, the color you choose for a project can really impact the feel of the project, and how you feel when wearing it or using it day to day. That said, sometimes…

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The Importance of Handmade

No matter the medium, that inspiration, and subsequent process of making, is undeniably personal. That’s time, energy and effort you are putting into making that item. And that item is one of a kind, unique to your process and your hands! How special is that?

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