Friday, July 3, 2009

Knitting In the Sun: 32 Projects for Warm Weather

Knitting in the Sun, is a new pattern collection from Kristi Porter. Published by Wiley, this paperback collection boasts 32 patterns, many of which are knit in Berroco yarns.

Kristi is a California based designer who has compiled a selection of sweaters that won't make you swelter in summer heat. Porter pairs warm weather yarns with sensible stitch patterns to create highly wearable garments.

You'll find patterns to keep your needles clicking whether you're lounging by the pool or taking a break at the beach:

  • 5 sleeveless tops
  • 4 short-sleeved tops
  • 4 lightweight long-sleeved tops
  • 6 summer-weight cardigans
  • 2 skirts, a sleep set, and a wearable bathing suit
  • 9 accessories ranging from a beach hat to a cotton wrap to a beach chair

LB Collection Pure Wool

Meet the newest addition to Lion Brand's LB Collection of affordable luxury fibers. Pure Wool is an undyed wool roving yarn in natural cream. Made in America, from fiber from American-raised sheep, this yarn is perfect for experimenting with felting and hand-dyeing.
This is the seventh line of affordable luxury fibers from Lion Brand.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New YarnCraft episode - Easy Ways to Sell Your Knit & Crochet Goods Locally

On this week’s episode of YarnCraft, Liz and Zontee talk about easy ways to get started selling your knit and crocheted items. They talk about what types of items to sell and where to sell your creations. This episode focuses on small, simple, local ways to get started.

Audio download

Show Notes
00:12 Intro
01:17 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles
02:43 Selling your crafted items
14:22 Interview with Tamie Snow at Bazaar Bizaare
17:46 Interview with Cindy Liu at Bazaar Bizaare
19:04 Thanks

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bamboo Baby and Bunnies

Patons® presents a new pattern book for babies: Patons® Bamboo Baby and Bunnies. It features twelve new patterns to knit up in the also new Patons® Bamboo Baby.

With everyday classics and creative takes on your favorite baby items, there are knits for everyone to love.

From adorably stylish Mary Jane-style booties, to cables, to fair isle, the options keep coming.