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 »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Bonnie Sennott: Bonnie has just published Mount Pollux, a cozy, tunic-length pullover knit in worsted weight yarn. Worked in the round and (mostly) seamless, it’s one of those “go to” sweaters you’ll reach for again and again all winter. The pattern is 25% off through Sunday, November 19, withRead more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Barbara Benson: Barbara Benson uoaded a fun new Favorite 5 video around the theme of Gifts to Knit for Men! Get a jump on your holiday crafting and check it out on Watch Barbara Knit! From Stitch Sprouts: Stitch Sprouts is giving away a Connacht Cowl Kit on theirRead more »

This week’s Tips 4 Designers is about Keeping your Focus without Limits. Without focus designing can be a job that can seem overwhelming at the best of times. Designing requires you to wear so many hats; creative, technical, layout, publisher, marketer, etc. It’s hard to manage everything without getting lost. How do you stay focused?Read more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Stephannie Tallent: Stephannie Tallent released her fourth Winery Knits¬†pattern, the Willow Creek Mitts. These fingerless mitts combine cabling and stranding for a gorgeous result, wearable by both men and women. From Jen Lucas: Jen released the first pattern of her Nifty Gifty 2 eBook. The eBook is currently justRead more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Bonnie Sennott: Bonnie’s new shawl pattern, Ischnura, is now available on Ravelry. Named after a genus of damselflies, Ischnura is a cozy crescent lace shawl knit in bulky weight yarn. It’s 25% off through 10/29 with the coupon code SHAWL25. Ischnura is the third and final design in Bonnie’sRead more »

Here’s What’s Sprouting this week! From Barbara Benson: Barbara is signing her book Mosaic and Lace Knits at Rhinebeck this weekend! She will be at the Merritt Books booth in Building B both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30-12 and 1:30-4. Stop by and meet her, get your book signed, and see the beautiful samples fromRead more »

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