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Drop Stitch in Denim -- Azure Kimono
Drop Stitch in Denim -- Azure Kimono
Design by Patty Lyons
This understated jacket will be your favorite go-to item this season.
Drop Stitch in Denim -- Palladium Scarf
Drop Stitch in Denim -- Palladium Scarf
Design by Kara Gott Warner
Brilliantly simple drop stitches, paired up with sizes 3 and 15 needles, create a dramatic undulating effect.
Drop Stitch in Denim -- Sapphire Dreams
Drop Stitch in Denim -- Sapphire Dreams
Design by Sandy Huff
This swanky little body-skimming skirt sits comfortably on the high hip rather than at the waist for a more relaxed feel. It's easy to throw in a suitcase or overnight bag. Wear it out and about, or as a bathing suit cover-up.
Drop Stitch in Denim -- Summer Skies Shrug
Drop Stitch in Denim -- Summer Skies Shrug
Design by Che Lam
This lightweight bolero shrug is knit sideways, using dropped stitches between the cable and eyelet stitches to create extra spacing in an intricate knit fabric.
Drop Stitch in Denim -- Wrap It Up
Drop Stitch in Denim -- Wrap It Up
Design by Margret Willson
Just by adding dropped yarn overs, simple garter stitch is transformed into beautiful openwork.
Click here to learn more about the yarn used to make this project.
Elongated Stitches -- Graphic Arts
Elongated Stitches -- Graphic Arts
Design by Beth Whiteside
Elongated stitches don't have to stay straight up and down! Worked in a contrasting color and slipped for several rows, when these stitches are eventually worked, they cross the front of the fabric diagonally left and right to create arrowhead-stripe patterns across the front of this cowl.
Elongated Stitches -- The Beauty of Long Stitches
Elongated Stitches -- The Beauty of Long Stitches
By Beth Whiteside
The width and height of our stitches are determined largely by the size of the needles we use. But there are some neat tricks that we can use to make stitches bigger, to elongate them, either across an entire row or in isolation on a stitch-by-stitch basis.
Fiber Fusion -- Knit Meets Crochet
Fiber Fusion -- Knit Meets Crochet
By Jackie Daugherty
Crochet World Editor Jackie Daugherty introduces you to the beautiful world of yarn crafting and explains how to easily use a variety of media to complement your knitting. In this article, you'll learn how adding a touch of crochet to your knits adds more depth and introduces a new kind of texture. Open your mind and your world!
Fiber Fusion -- Knit Meets Crochet Tote
Fiber Fusion -- Knit Meets Crochet Tote
Design by Jackie Daugherty
Adding new skills to your knitting bag of tricks means that you'll be able to use the right technique for the right project. Using raffia yarn and the simplest of crochet stitches, you'll end up with a sturdy tote that's perfect for all your summer adventures!
On the Fly -- Arrowhead Necklace
On the Fly -- Arrowhead Necklace
Design by Adrienne Krey
Make a bold statement with arrows, stripes and all things geometric. This necklace is knit from side to side in one piece. Garter stitch sections in bright colors are stacked on top of each other for a modern look.
On the Fly -- Make Your Mug Happy!
On the Fly -- Make Your Mug Happy!
Designs by Lena Skvagerson for Annie's Signature Designs
Start every day with a color boost! Why not give a friend a set of these colorful mug rugs and the cozy along with a cute mug and her favorite tea or coffee?
Click here to learn more about the yarn used to make this project.
On the Fly -- Supersize Pincushion
On the Fly -- Supersize Pincushion
Design by Liz Gipson
Sized to hold your embroidery, darning, double-point, cable and other large needles at the ready, this pincushion -- and its stuffing -- can easily be made with yarns from your stash. This project takes full advantage of the fringe so there is almost no loom waste.
On the Fly -- Weave, Warp, Weft & Blast Your Stash!
On the Fly -- Weave, Warp, Weft & Blast Your Stash!
By Liz Gipson
We all have them -- little bits of yarn, half balls, sample skeins that we can't use in a project, but we also can't bear to part with them. Put your lovely little bits to use with weaving. A simple, inexpensive frame loom allows you to work up small weaving projects quickly.
Sustainable Stitches -- Island Winds
Sustainable Stitches -- Island Winds
Design by Sandi Prosser
Make a timeless classic with this earth-friendly openwork tee made with an organic cotton/wool-blend yarn.
Sustainable Stitches -- Lace Cable Cover-Up
Sustainable Stitches -- Lace Cable Cover-Up
Design by Lois S. Young and Pamela Kotila
This lace, cables and openwork tunic creates visual intrigue and offers layering options that will help your wardrobe transition from spring to summer.
Sustainable Stitches -- Simply Sweet
Sustainable Stitches -- Simply Sweet
Design by Fiona Ellis
The open lacy pattern used in this summer top gives an airy feel but remains modest. Shoulder-baring straps are worked in a feather-and-fan pattern to produce a scalloped edge.
Sustainable Stitches -- Summer Breeze Tank
Sustainable Stitches -- Summer Breeze Tank
Design by Sandi Prosser
With just a hint of lace at the sides, this stylish tank will be your go-to top this summer season.
Yarn Company Spotlight -- Captivating Gradients: Freia Fine Handpaints
Yarn Company Spotlight -- Captivating Gradients: Freia Fine Handpaints
By Tabetha Hedrick
As a photography student back in the 1980s, Tina Whitmore discovered an insatiable appetite for color experimentation. Spending hours in the darkroom color-correcting photos by tinkering with filters and exposure time to achieve the perfect saturation and hues in her prints was an addictive process that she couldn't quite get enough of.
Yarn Company Spotlight -- One Step Sideways Stole
Yarn Company Spotlight -- One Step Sideways Stole
Design by Meghan Jones
Get ready for a refreshing approach to the traditional lace shawl with this not-so-traditional vibrant ombré fingering-weight yarn from Freia Fine Handpaints.
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