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Brioche Knitting Pattern – Striped Brioche Blanket – Part 2

    It’s Part 2 of our multi-part series on Brioche Knitting, and we are featuring the Striped Brioche Baby Blanket.  Make sure to purchase the kit or download the pattern and follow along. In Part 1 of this series, we demonstrated the basics of knitting brioche with one color on the flat.  We knitted a quick swatch using size 6...

How to work a Ripple Technique

The Ripple Technique is one that every skilled knitter and crocheter should know.  Use a ripple to show off the motion of your stitches.  In this post, you will learn how to work the Ripple Technique, and learn about ripple variations that really show off your creativity and style.  To follow along with this technique overview download the...

Christmas Countdown – Day 12 – GoodKnit Kisses Free Pattern

Are you ready for a fantastic Christmas Countdown? Each day we are releasing a free pattern from Mary Maxim. It’s ONLY Free for 24 Hours! We are also introducing you to many talented artisans, check back to previous posts and visit some of our favorite independent designers.  Today we have a very special artisan who is featuring a Knit...

Christmas Countdown – Day 10 – Plastic Canvas FREE PATTERN

Are you ready for a fantastic Christmas Countdown? Each day we are releasing a free pattern from Mary Maxim. It’s ONLY Free for 24 Hours!  We have a special treat today with another BONUS 24 Hour FREE PATTERN. We are also introducing you to many talented artisans, check back to previous posts and visit some of our favorite independent...

Christmas Countdown – Day 8 – Christmas Home Decor Free Pattern

Are you ready for a fantastic Christmas Countdown? Each day we are releasing a free pattern from Mary Maxim. It’s ONLY Free for 24 Hours!  We have a special treat today with another BONUS 24 Hour FREE PATTERN. We are also introducing you to many talented artisans, check back to previous posts and visit some of our favorite independent...

Christmas Countdown – Day 7 – Free Patterns for Baby

Are you ready for a fantastic Christmas Countdown? Each day we are releasing a free pattern from Mary Maxim. It’s ONLY Free for 24 Hours!  We have a special treat today with another BONUS 24 Hour FREE PATTERN. We are also introducing you to many talented artisans, check back to previous posts and visit some of our favorite independent...

Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

homemade holiday gifts

The holidays are a time for cheer, family get-togethers and festive activities — but they are also a time when shoppers frantically rush to stores, wait for hours in line and spend a large amount of money on mass-produced gifts. Homemade gifts for the holidays are on the rise again, even in the midst of the trend of store-bought gifts. According...