Here’s What’s Sprouting this week and last! The scheduled post from last week didn’t post…so you get two weeks in one! From Bonnie Sennott: Bonnie has a new sweater pattern in the spring 2018 Interweave Knits. A drop-shoulder design with a casual, relaxed fit, the Evergreen Mountain Pullover features striking sculptural lace on back andRead more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Angela Tong: Angela just published her new shawl pattern Mermaid Dreams. It is part of Miss Babs Winter 2018 collection. She uses 3 colors of sock weight yarn in this striped shawl. It’s easy to knit and the edging adds a striking detail to the shawl. From Stitch Sprouts:Read more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Bonnie Sennott: Bonnie’s just released her first pattern for 2018: Waverleigh, a feminine cowl featuring a lovely mix of twisted ribbing, lace, and cables. Knit in the round in DK weight yarn, Waverleigh is available now on Ravelry. To celebrate, she’s having a big sale! All Blue Peninsula patternsRead more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Bonnie Sennott: A new knitalong is starting soon in Bonnie’s Ravelry group. The Treat Yourself KAL is a chance to relax after the holidays and knit something special just for you! You can knit any of Bonnie’s designs for this KAL, as long as you’re making it for yourself.Read more »

Every year Pantone picks a color of the year and some harmonious color palettes to go with it. This year the color is Ultra Violet. All year you’ll see ultra violet pop up again and again in fashion, design, makeup, home decor, etc. In the past I haven’t paid much attention or haven’t liked theRead more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Jen Lucas: Jen released a new bulky hat pattern this week, perfect for a last minute gift. Kingsbury is now available on Ravelry. Jen’s has a new tutorial video on her YouTube Channel. Check out her Garter Tab Cast On video. From Angela Tong: Angela recently reviewed the ModRead more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Bonnie Sennott: Bonnie released a new sock pattern this week in her Ravelry store. The Rowhouse Socks feature a sweet colorwork design of little houses circling the calves. Worked top down in three colors of fingering weight/sock yarn, they’re a great introduction to stranded-color knitting. SaveSave

Let’s shift gears this week and talk about Yarn Support. Yarn support is one of those “perks” of the designer. I say perk, but is it really? Some people think of it that way. In essence you are asking for and getting “free” yarn. But is it free and what are you giving in return?Read more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Barbara Benson: Barbara Benson is super excited to have released a new pattern this week. Meet Unheeded Warnings! It is a two color shawl featuring a simple striped texture, fun slip stitch Mosaic style color work, and a small and easy mosaic & lace section. If you are interestedRead more »

This week on Tips 4 Designers I’m going to talk about advertising. I’ve written about advertising before, almost exactly a year ago in fact; so I thought this would be a good time to revisit the topic and talk more about what works and what doesn’t. For the last year I’ve taken some time to exploreRead more »

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