Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Heart

Want to create something special for your friends or loved ones on Valentine's Day? Whip up a few of these crocheted hearts from Bella Dia. They're great for decorating, or tuck one into a pocket as a cuddly reminder of how much love and affection knitters have to give.

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year's Renewal

As we enter the new year possibly a bit drained after the holiday season, a great way to recuperate is with a personal project. Knit something sparkly and dazzling for the cool months ahead. After all, what's better than tucking in and having a good knit? Take a little time to focus on yourself as we jump into 2009.

This super-chic hairpin lace shawl pattern from Vogue Knitting might put you in the mood to tackle something fun and flaunty.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Taking Socks to the Next Level

The latest graduates of Soul Spun's Sock Knitting class (a two-part session taught by Judy on October 25 and November 12) have produced some beautiful treasures. The results include a fabulous Christmas stocking and several pairs of super cozy socks.

Sock knitting is fun, and much easier than it might look to those who are checking it out for the first time! Check out the Soul Spun Yarn course listing on the store's website for the next class on this topic.

Meanwhile, for those who have already knit pair after pair of fun stripey socks, it's time to expand your skills. Check out this fun Socks 102 article from Knitty.

*Photo by Janice Kang with Roger Steen, from the Baroque sock pattern on Knitty.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Great Beanie Pattern!

So by now we can all tell I'm a little obsessed with They have so many great patterns. Ribbed beanies are great because they stretch to fit and keep their shape over time. 

free knitting hat pattern

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sit Back, Knit and Relax

With the holiday season right around the corner, stress levels are climbing. But there's one type of holiday gift-giving that has all the relaxing benefits of a trip to the spa -- KNITTING.

We've all heard how knitting is the new yoga, but did you know that knitting can also relieve stress?

So make your wish list of perfect knitted gifts for friends and family, and visit Soul Spun Yarn for a break from holiday madness!

*Felted Tea Cozy pattern from Knitty

Lace Beanie Pattern

Gorgeous Beanie Pattern

Two Skein Hat Knitting Pattern

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Favorite Sweater of the Season!

This sweater is my absolute favorite sweater that I've seen all season! Check out the site link below. You can download the pattern directly from the site. We have many great choices for yarn that is perfect for this project!

                            Chic Cowl Neck Sweater Knitting Pattern
This sweater is from, a great resource for current knitting and crochet patterns.