Tag - yarn

Scrub It Yarn

Scrub It Yarn is one of the most unique yarns Mary Maxim has ever produced. Scrub It is made of 100% cotton and has a fringe on each edge, creating almost a terry cloth when finished. Our Scrub It yarn is perfect for kitchen and bath projects, and using one of the many books or patterns we have available will give you a ton of ideas for Christmas...

Color Pooling

Color pooling is a trend that is on the rise. There is more to color pooling than meets the eye. It is a matter of trial and error to get the look that you wish to achieve. Not all yarns have the proper variegation to get the tartan design that is being flashed around the web. Red Heart is the most readily used for this pattern. We wanted to see...

Free Pattern Friday- Fall Pattern Round Up

We are just now getting our first cool nights here in Michigan and it is getting us all in the spirit for some cozy nights inside; with knitting needles or a crochet hook in our hands of course. We’ve put together a round-up of some free patterns perfect for Fall, from drink cozies for tailgating, warm cowls for a trip to the apple...

Crafting Trends: Elephants !

Crafting trends are constantly changing, this can be easily seen by logging into your social media accounts. On social media pictures of projects and patterns are always being shared, liked, and appearing on everyone’s Timelines, many of which follow a theme. One trend that we have seen has been all about Elephants. I decided to gander at...

Free Pattern- True Aran Afghan

This week we are bringing you a gorgeous pattern that will challenge you, an Aran blanket. This pattern combines a Honeycomb stitch with several different types of cables to bring you a finished project that will be cherished for years to come. This blanket requires a 36″ size 9 circular needle  and a cable stitch holder. The yarn we...

Free Pattern Friday- Golf Club covers

For blog readers only, we are giving you access to TWO of our downloadable patterns for FREE for one week only! These pattern would be perfect for an advanced beginner or an intermediate knitter. Depending on which pattern you choose, you will need a sport weight or worsted weight yarn. This link will be live only until Friday, July 29th so be...

Bits and Pieces

We all have them. Tiny bits and pieces of yarn. Not really enough to do much with, but we don’t want it to go to waste. There are a lot of projects you can do with just one or two yards of yarn. And what about those 2-inch pieces that you cut off after you are done weaving in ends? There are a lot of things you can do with those pieces. If...