Adventures in Nerd Knitting

Stuffed Totoro by Lucy Ravenscar Check out these awesome knits (and crochet) I found while trolling the interwebs for stuff! If you’re a Harry Potter, Dr. Who, Super Mario, or Lord of the Rings fan type of knitter, then here’s some great ideas for your next project. Many include full patterns and for free! Browse […]

Free Patterns: From Interweave

Here are some free patterns to gear up for the Fall Season from Interweave. For both Knit and Crochet. Some projects even feature both Knit and Crochet in the same pattern. Interweave publishes Knitting Daily and Crochet Me! Above are Crochet patterns. Below are Knit patterns. All downloads are available in handy e-book format. You […]

Free Patterns: By Blue Sky Alpacas

Finally Blue Sky Alpacas released some free patterns. And look how lovely! Most look like Intermediate Level. All patterns in this post by Blue Sky Alpaca Yarns. And are free! Aunt Aggie’s Trivet, Suri Hat, Java Cloche Hot Water Bottle Cozy, Savannah Bow, Sporty Mittens ZigZag Mittens and Hat. Shadow Capelet, Icehouse Hat

Fiber Futures: Qiviut Yarn

Qiviut Yarn. Photo by Emily Benson What is Qiviut Yarn? It is a yarn made from rare Qiviut fibers. Supposedly the softest fibers in the world, Qiviut is a special wool that comes from musk oxen. It can be used to make yarns which happen to be softer and warmer than Cashmere and light as […]

Free Pattern: Heirloom Baby Patterns

Are these patterns gorgeous or what?! I was looking for scarf patterns and got sidetracked. These were too cute to pass up. Love DROPS Design. They’re Scandinavian so the patterns are sometimes hard (for me) to decipher. But if you’re confident in your Knit or Crochet skills and/or are Intermediate to Advanced it should be […]

Free Pattern: 11 Baby Blankets

Are these blankie patterns especially gorgeous or what?! Some are classic modern, some nostalgic, some fancy. All lovely designs whatever your preference. Love DROPS. All are free and in either Knit or Crochet depending on the pattern. All patterns in this post by DROPS Design. Read on for more lovely patterns.

Free Pattern: 9 Heirloom Baby Toys

Love, Love, LOVE all these patterns by Garn Studio AS! . They are my favorite Knit or Crochet designers around hands down. Free or paid! Sometimes the patterns are a bit hard to follow (Scandinavian) and their yarns aren’t carried anywhere in the U.S. … However, if you’re an Intermediate/Advanced Knitter or Crocheter you’ll be […]

Free Patterns: Summertime Knits

LOOK at this Awesome Knit Tie !!!! ======> This tie can take your guy (or smartly dressed gal) from Summer right into Fall! The Lace Collar is gorg and the little Reversible Bag looks perfect for slipping your Mac Air and some files and folders in before tucking into your actual bag. The cable pattern […]

Free Patterns: Summertime Crochet

Happy June 1st! Kick off your summer with some crochet. Here are some summertime quick crochet projects for home and market featuring Cotton or Hemp yarns. All are free and all are from Ravelry.com. You must be signed up on Ravelry to view and download the patterns. If you have not discovered Ravelry yet or […]

Dreamland: Forgotten Fashion Of Far Off Cultures

The Ladakhi of India photographed by Jimmy Nelson Check out these stunning portraits of tribal cultures from all over the world that still exist today by Jimmy Nelson. From taiga and tundra to prairie and grassland, mountain and valley to stark desert and jungle falls. They provide a snapshot of secluded and unique cultures, relatively […]