YarnCraft Episode 136 :: 15 Stylish Patterns to Make for Your Wardrobe

5 Mar

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YarnCraft Episode 136 :: 15 Stylish Patterns to Make for Your WardrobeLooking for inspiring projects to take you into spring? Well, look no further! Today on YarnCraft, Zontee and Michelle highlight their favorite free patterns from LionBrand.com, perfect for cool, early-spring weather.

Patterns discussed include:

[Pictured: Crochet Afternoon Breeze Shawl]

Learn more about designer Lily Chin and Kristen Griffin-Grimes‘ book French Girl Knits Accessories.

Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we focus on no-knit/crochet craft projects from jewelry to home decor. Patterns discussed include:

Join us in two weeks when we talk about favorite projects for babies and children. What are your must-make projects for kids? Leave a message on the blog or email us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in and leave a message at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276. 

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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.

00:10 Intro & welcome
01:06 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles
05:20 15 patterns for spring
17:24 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life Intro
26:20 Thanks to our listeners

  • http://twitter.com/rainah rainah

    ZOntee I used to make flower pins with my flower loom for the past 2 years with all my scrap yarn .. this year I sent all my scrap yarn to my mother so she can make the flowers for me .. thought of making kid hats out of the rest of the scrap yarn I kept

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com/ YarnCraft Podcast

    Thanks for sharing, Rainah!

  • Kelly Ann Antalek


  • Kroshaykel

    I have given this advice to everyone that I can who crafts and wants to make this for babies/toddlers. As a mom, I cannot stress how important color is. DARK COLOR. Soft, sweet baby colors in pastels is very pretty and cuddly, but also stains. Any mom can tell you that baby stains (spit-up carrots, anyone?) can ruin a lovely light afghan. My recommendation is to think outside the box with color. Go with something bright! I made my son the Spring Ripple Baby Throw in LB Collection Superwash Merino and swapped out the Peony for Cayenne. Such lush, bright colors and baby stain safe!

  • Kroshaykel

    IF you choose to go the light color route, let the receiver of the gift know that sun bleaching works wonders on baby stains… And is much more gentle on the fiber!

  • Kroshaykel

    Oh, another thing I thought of while listening to this podcast was a stash busting afghan that was donated to a charity group of blanketeers I run for my company. This woman used up her stash by doing a child’s size afghan and holding 3 strands of worsted weight yarn together. When one color ran out, she’d substitute it with another color, also worsted weight, over and over.

    What this created was a beautiful “fading” effect. So, let’s say she started with red, yellow, blue. Then red ran out. Picking up green, she then was doing green, yellow, blue. Yellow runs out. She swapped for white, and was doing green, white, blue, and so on. So clever, and pretty and it worked up fast, using 3 strands and a large hook. Wish I had thought of that sooner! I plan on doing this with some Vanna’s Choice – I think it will come out beautiful because those colors were made to all mix together effortlessly!

  • Laura

    Hi, Zontee and Michelle!

    Thanks for another inspiring podcast. I noticed a minor glitch in this post. In the podcast you call for ideas for baby projects, but the post says next episode is about spring ;).

    Anyway, I wanted to share with you my Newborn sleeping bag that I initially designed on request for a friend. You can find the pattern here on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/newborn-sleeping-bag-2) and more background info on my blog (http://knitswithknopf.wordpress.com/).

    There, you will also notice that I love making baby items, too. My favourite patterns are the Seamless Baby Sweater by Sarah Stanfield and the Hunca Munca baby sock pattern by Beth LaPensee.

    I’m looking forward to your podcast next week! Regards from Germany,


  • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

    Good catch–thanks for pointing it out. Thanks for sharing the pattern recommendations too!