Archive | April, 2012

YarnCraft Episode 115 :: 21 Projects for Weddings, Proms & Formals

24 Apr

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On this episode of YarnCraft, we get in the mood for formal events, whether that’s galas, weddings, or proms, we have some wonderful project ideas for you! Find out which yarns and fibers are best for day and evening events.

We also share a listener call; Emily shares her suggestion of the Dragonfly Shawl from Kristin Omdahl’s book, Crochet So Fine, as a great option for weddings.

Patterns discussed include:

Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee share some recommendations for their favorite garment pattern books, going beyond just pullovers and cardigans into dresses, skirts, jackets, and tops.

Books discussed include:

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YarnCraft Episode 114 :: Tips on Picking Warm Weather Yarns, PLUS 5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

10 Apr

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On this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee talk about warm-weather-friendly fibers and yarns. Not only do they talk about fiber qualities that make certain fibers more cool to the touch, but they also talk about how you can adapt certain patterns to use lighter weights of yarn to create garments that are less bulky and more comfortable.

Find out how you can re-write a pattern using the original schematic and your gauge swatch.

Yarns discussed include:

Patterns discussed include:

Again, we want to congratulations to Joyce, who won our random giveaway for episode 113!

Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we share ideas for Mother’s Day presents you can finish in the next month. Patterns discussed include:

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