This week, Kelley taught us three ways to block your knitting and crocheting projects. You can learn more about blocking in our blog, Three Ways to Block Your Knits.
Mandie MacDonald won our giveaway last week, a skein of Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering. Congrats, Mandie!
Today's giveaway is a set of sock blockers in your size of choice.
Blocking Wires, Worsted Size (This is the size Kelley uses.)
Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers (We LOVE these!)
Berocco Vintage Worsted, used in the Thin Blue Line Afghan (Kelley said Vintage Chunky, but it's actually Vintage Worsted).
Building with Lace by Michelle Hunter
Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter
Pattern coming soon!
Knit from Adriafil Knitcol
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We've been seeing faux-fur pom poms everywhere lately—they're so cute! They add a touch of chic to any knit hat pattern.
Shop owner Kelley figured out how to make faux-fur pom poms at home, easily and inexpensively, with faux fur from the fabric store and items she had around the house. She's so clever.
Here's a video of the process.
I discovered the Norrland Hat pattern on Ravelry and decided to take on the challenge. I love the trees and snowflakes, and I have never done colorwork and cables at the same time. Since I love learning new things, I bought the pattern immediately and cast on.
I made some modifications, including turning the hat into a slouch instead of a beanie, and I wanted to explain those in case you want to modify your project, too.
Hats are the knitting trifecta: small projects that are useful and make great gifts. You can most hats done in a short time, and many are one-skein wonders.
Here is a variety of free hat patterns, from beanies to slouches to earflap hats, that are guaranteed to suit your gift-knitting needs this season and for years to come.
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.