Annie’s All Craft Festival!

Annie's Craft Festival

Annie’s Craft Festival

Good afternoon!

Jaclyn here and I am pleased and excited to tell you about a new venture for Creative Knitting and our sister magazines…

Annie’s All Craft Festival!

You may have noticed the ads in your recent Creative Knitting issues and hopefully those piqued your interest, but I’m here to give you the scoop on what to expect out of our inaugural festival and why you should be going!

On October 30- November 1st the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, IN will be hosting Annie’s All Craft Festival for its inaugural year!

Offering 100+ classes in crochet, sewing, quilting, knitting, beading, floral arranging, cardmaking, painting, cake decorating and more with industry leaders, this is an event any crafter won’t want to miss!

We will also be having demonstrations on the convention floor along with make-and-takes and learning how-tos!

Get your magazine signed by the editor at our magazine area where you can check out the many magazines Annie’s offers from a broad range of crafts.

In the mood to shop? We got you covered with our Annie’s marketplace along with dozens of outside vendors for all your crafting needs!

Want a taste for some of the classes being offered? Here you go!

  • Learn to Knit Socks with Lisa Carnahan
  • Chart Smart with Melissa Leapman
  • Introduction to Lace Knitting with Brooke Nico
  • Fantastic Cast-Ons & Bind-Offs with Patty Lyons
  • Draping a Pattern with Lily Chin

And many more! To see the full list of classes simply click here!

Want a sneak peek at some of our independent vendors? I have that info too!

  • 2 Guys Yarn Company
  • Artisan Knitworks
  • Artisanal Yarns
  • BunnyBadger Fibers
  • Wool & co

And many more being added constantly!


Aside from the crafting, we know you like to meet fellow crafters and for that reason, we have some great social events as well!

On Friday, October 30th, we have a Gala Dinner from 7-9 pm with keynote speaker Debbie Macomber, New York Times best-selling author and creator of Hallmark’s Cedar Cove series where thousands of dollars worth of prizes will be raffled off throughout the night!


Then ring in Halloween with us on Saturday night at our Crafts & Cocktails Halloween Party!  There will be make-and-takes, carnival games, and take some memorable photos to share in our Social Media Corner!


This festival has everything a crafter could want! So what are you waiting for? Register now and join us this October for a weekend that will be unforgettable!


Click here to learn more about the festival and to register!


I can’t wait to see you there!

Jaclyn Sign off


The Wait is Over! The Knitalong is Here!

Hooray! Today is the day!

I have been hyping up and talking about this upcoming Knitalong for months now and the wait is finally over!

Our Autumn KAL has officially started!

Head on over to our Ravelry page and get in on the fun!

See you there,

Jaclyn Sign off


It’s Almost Time… Autumn Knitalong is a Week Away!

Good afternoon and happy Friday to all my loyal knitters and readers out there!

About a month ago (I consistently remain stunned at just how quickly time can fly by) I wrote about our new Autumn KAL which you can see here.

Well now it’s almost time! Our Autumn Knitalong starts one week from today!

So if you haven’t already, get on over to our Creative Knitting KAL page to get the pattern here.

This KAL will be featuring two parts:


The coasters for our knitalong!

The coasters for our knitalong!


  • The first will be a series of coasters featuring different designs and methods of colorwork.




Week 2's Lapghan/Afghan!

Week 2’s Lapghan/Afghan!




  • The second part will consist of you choosing one of those coasters and then supersizing it to be a lapghan or afghan!








To sweeten the deal even more, this Knitalong will be lead by designer Beth Whiteside who designed the patterns and will be there with you every step of the way to answer your questions!

Our knitalong instructor, Beth Whiteside.

Our knitalong instructor, Beth Whiteside.

Are you excited? You should be!

Print out that pattern and then go to Annie’s Yarn Shop to get your yarn: Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted or simply click here!

Yarn and pattern in hand, mosey on over to our Ravelry page on July 31st to join me in kickstarting our KAL (and coincidentally, my birthday) with Beth Whiteside!

I can’t wait to celebrate my birthday with all of you lovelies on July 31st for our Autumn Knitalong!


See you there!

Jaclyn Sign off


The Editor Wants to Know! What Project from Creative Knitting Autumn 15 Are You MOST Excited to Try?

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

From cardigans, tops, baby apparel, coasters, to even toys, Autumn Creative Knitting has something for everyone to enjoy!

So my question to you is this: What project from the issue are you MOST excited to try?

Me personally?

I’m chomping at the bit to get to work on Sleepy Hollow found on page 50.

Leave a comment and let us know what design YOU are dying to try or post your pictures of projects on our Facebook page here!

Don’t have the Autumn issue yet? Well don’t miss out on the fun! Download your digital copy today by clicking here or pick one up at your local newsstand!

Stay tuned for exciting news next week!



Autumn Highlight- Cast On to Cast Off Chemo

Cast Off Chemo!

Cast Off Chemo!

Good morning and welcome to part three of our Autumn Highlight Reel!

Today I want to talk about an important issue; one we have all been affected by either with ourselves or someone close to us. I’m talking about cancer.

But more than that, I’m talking about what we can do to help FIGHT CANCER.

Knitters have long been the charitable sort- always happy to donate their time and skill to worthy causes such as hats for chemotherapy patients, but what if there wasn’t a need for those hats because chemotherapy was a thing of the past? That’s the goal of Dr. David Krag, a research surgeon with  the University of Vermont in Burlington who hopes to use a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer without the use of damaging chemotherapy.

Dr. Krag’s research is focusing on breast cancer, the second leading cause of death in women, but he hopes this research can translate to ALL cancers.

This all sounds great, right? One little problem- chemotherapy is a big business and Dr. Krag can’t receive funding in the traditional manner for clinical trials.

That’s where we come in.

Linda Krag, Dr. Krag’s sister-in-law, has raised $185,000 from sales from her business Denise Interchangeable Knitting & Crochet and Cat Bordhi has raised $50,000 from the sales of her e-book, The Art of Felfs, sold on her website.

But how can you help, you may be asking?

Well, let me tell you!

If you go to Cast Off Chemo’s website, there is a lovely page filled with ways we can help! From yarn shop owners, designers, stitchers, and those of us who just love to knit and want to help, they have a way for you to pitch in! To check it out, just click here!

Don’t forget to take a look around at all of the amazing research and learn even more about the cause!

So join me in picking up our sticks and casting on to Cast Off Chemo!

Jaclyn Sign off