knitting

Enter giveaway for chance to win copy of 'Cozy Knits'

It’s that time of year when you probably want to knit warm accessories, and “Cozy Knits, 50 Fast & Easy Projects From Top Designers” (Interweave/18.95) offers a unique collection of simple patterns to make it all so ‘easy.’ The book’s author, Tanis Gray, former yarn editor for “Vogue Knitting,”  has included a range of patterns for shawls, … Continue Reading →

'Twelve Days of Christmas Savings' at The Wool and The Floss

Be sure to get in on the “Twelve Days of Christmas Savings” sale for knitters and needle pointers at The Wool and The Floss!!! This exciting sale, which started today with Lumpy Bumpy yarn at 50% off, continues through Dec. 20th. There will be a different sale item each day! Store hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. … Continue Reading →

Enter giveaway for chance to win 'New American Knits' book

“New American Knits” (Interweave/F+W/$24.99) by Amy Christoffers, designer of the Savory Knitting patterns, is a wonderful collection of “classic sportswear patterns” that might just take you down memory lane if you’ve ever worn casual close-fitting sweaters, and who hasn’t? Featured patterns include cardigans, pullovers, a shrug, a wrap, hats, fingerless gloves, a cowl, a hooded … Continue Reading →

Bernina Dealer previews long-arm machine at American Sewing Expo

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines recently announced that its Ann Arbor Sewing Center will showcase the BERNINA Q 20 Long-Arm Machne at booth 329 this weekend at the American Sewing Expo to be held at Suburban Collection Showplace. (The machine is not yet available for purchase.) It’s reported … Continue Reading →

Artists needed for 'Made in the Mitten'

Made in the Mitten currently has a call out for Michigan artists for its Oct. 4th event, scheduled for 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Orion Community Center, 1335 Joslyn, in Lake Orion. Only handmade items produced in Michigan will be considered for the show. Available spaces are priced at $50 (10 x 10, maximum two tables) and … Continue Reading →

Don't miss 'Stitch N' Pitch' at Comerica Park Sept. 28

The seventh annual “Stitch N’ Pitch,” co-sponsored by Mittens for Detroit and the Black Sheep Knitting Guild, will be held at Comerica Park Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. for knitters, crocheters and other needlearts enthusiasts. Wendy Shepherd, executive director of Mittens for Detroit, says participants are encouraged to bring a pair of “new, unused men’s mittens or … Continue Reading →

Make '60 Quick Luxury Knits' with Cascade Yarns

If your knitting skills are at the intermediate or advanced level and you enjoy making and wearing high-end knitted items, then “60 Quick Luxury Knits (Sixth & Spring Books/$17.95) has “easy, elegant, projects” that’ll make you the envy of fellow knitters this fall and winter. The featured patterns are designed with “The Venezia Collection from Cascade … Continue Reading →

Make 'Happy Feet' with knitwear designer Cathy Carron

Known for her skills as a fashion-forward accessories designer, Cathy Carron now shares her assortment of unique sock creations in her latest book, “Happy Feet, Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off” (Sixth&Spring Books/$19.99). She’s designed a collection of fun-to-wear socks, slippers, legwarmers, knee-highs and lots more. Some are embellished with paillettes at the ankles, pom … Continue Reading →