Amigurumi Knits: Perfect Knitted Gifts

Amigurumi Knits: Perfect Knitted Gifts

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I know I’m not supposed to say this aloud, but Christmas will be here before you know it. So much knitting to knit before then. But sometimes, figuring out your knitted gifts is tricky. Not everyone wears scarves or mitts.

Warning: Baby knits may contain cuteness

Warning: Baby knits may contain cuteness

Free knitting patterns

You know what the problem is with looking at free knitting patterns for babies on the web? You’ll get sucked into the cuteness of it all, and before you know it, the day is half over. It’s like looking at cute kitten videos on YouTube. Just one more… Here are 3 picks for today to … Read More

The distant future is here!

The distant future is here!

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Yes, the distant future has arrived. And we’re all doing the Robo-Boogie. Today we’re opening up the Tricksy Chartmaker to the public, and invite you to try it out. Make, save, change your own color charts for knitting. 

RSS Knitting Patterns

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Tired of clicking all the way to this website to see the newest Tricksy patterns? For the low low price of a single click here – RSS Knitting Patterns – you can get all the patterns streamed directly to your browser. No fuss, no muss. And just because we could, we’ve made an RSS feed for … Read More

Japanese Knitting Books came today!

Japanese Knitting Books came today!

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Isn’t it nice when something like this comes in the mail, instead of another bill? Ironically, I’m on my way out the door to go to the bank to pay said bills when these Japanese knitting books arrive. So here’s a quick peek, and there will be more later!

Quince & Co Yarn

Quince & Co Yarn

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I treated myself to some new yarn (she said innocently) from Quince & Co. This lovely little company has got a great aesthetic; everything (the website, the packaging, the yarn itself) has a subdued but sophisticated air about it. 

Velvet Hippo Stitch Markers and Row Counters

Velvet Hippo Stitch Markers and Row Counters

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Sigh, another thing to covet. Stitch markers and row counters for knitters and crocheters from Velvet Hippo. Sure, you can make stitch markers out of little scraps of yarn. Nothing wrong with that. We’ve all done it. But doesn’t your knitting deserve a little dazzle? 

Sneak Peak! Free scarf pattern in development…

Sneak Peak! Free scarf pattern in development…

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When you can’t decide which yarn to use for a new project, just use two! This free knitting pattern is coming soon, and is very tricksy. It uses slip-stitch cables (no cable needle required!) for a deceptively sophisticated-looking but easy-to-work pattern. And I’m double stranding this version with mercerized cotton and lace-weight silk/baby alpaca blend. … Read More

Tricksy Knitters go both ways

Tricksy Knitters go both ways

Patterns and resources

This week is all about books books books. Here’s a great one for all the knitting bibliophiles out there: Reversible Knitting: 50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patterns . Innovative techniques and stitch patterns for reversible knits, plus beautiful patterns. 

Frost on the lawn

Frost on the lawn

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Call me a wet blanket, but I love the climate of the Pacific Northwest in the fall. Forecast calls for: mist, frost and a little rain. The colours (or colors, for most of you) are shimmering greys, greens, mauves, blues, and when the leaves start to turn, it’s pretty fantastic.

It’s a labor of tricksy chart-lovin love

It’s a labor of tricksy chart-lovin love

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I’m a lucky tricksy knitter to have an in-house programmer. “Oh honey, it sure would be nice to have an online tool to make my knitting charts,” I said in passing. And voila, he has made a beautiful online chartmaker for me. But then we thought, this is too good for just one tricksy knitter: … Read More

Berroco’s Remix

Berroco’s Remix

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I’ve noticed a few recycled or eco yarns popping up in the yarn store. Berroco’s new Remix line is a goodie, because it doesn’t just used “recycled” as a selling gimmick, it blends an interesting selection of fibers and shades.