Tag - knitting

Socktober Fest – Week 2

We have seen some wonderful photos in our Facebook groups of some of the first socks coming out.  We have also decided to extend our timeline for our knit along.  We will be knitting a new sock every month instead of a new sock every 2 weeks, that will give everyone some more time to work on their projects.  We also know that in our experience...

How to Make a Sock – Socktoberfest

  Negative ease is the key to making a well fit sock.  When a garment has negative ease it is smaller than the wearer.  There are two sock measurements to consider when evaluating the fit of your garment, according to Alice Yu, author of Socktopus. Foot Circumference Foot Length To do this, we measure the foot circumference by measuring...

New Crafting Videos

We are excited to bring you a new “style” of video featuring what comes in the kits and products we carry! These have been so fun to work on and we hope that you enjoy them. Our goal is to give you a quick glimpse not only at the materials that come with the different types of craft kits we carry, but also to show you a “sped...

Knit and Crochet Design Contest 2017

Have you ever created a pattern of your own out of knit or crochet? Now is the perfect time to show the world and enter our Knit and Crochet Design contest! Winners not only receive a cash prize, but they become published designers in our catalog and on our website.  We judge on four categories: Knit Afghan, Crochet Afghan, Baby Blanket (knit...

Mary Maxim Fresh Yarn

Mary Maxim Fresh is a 100% acrylic yarn with the feel and look of cotton. Fresh is available in 8 solid colors and 3 variegated colors, which blend perfectly with the solids. This yarn is considered a DK weight with the suggested needle size of 6 (4.0 mm). Being machine wash and dry-able makes Fresh an excellent choice for baby and child...