As we are a pretty new face in the fiber world, you may just now be stumbling by our blog. So, I thought today I would do a quick round-up of our Technique Tuesday (TT) posts! First, to find all our TT posts, you can click on the Category. This brings up only those posts listedRead more »

Ok all my knit and crochet design friends, it’s time for cautionary tales with Corrina. Once upon a time there was an aspiring knit designer. She had just starting publishing patterns and wanted to work with real yarn companies and magazines and do all the things. And she came across a call for submissions fromRead more »

Pompoms are fun, cute, and easy to make! Today I’ll teach you how to make the perfect pompom using my favorite pompom maker. These pompom makers are made by Clover and come in a variety of sizes. I have the small sizes here. The pink one makes a pompom about 1.5″ in diameter, the yellow, 2.5″.Read more »

One of the necessary evils of being a knitting designer is shipping out projects. Unless you stay in your own little bubble and only self-publish and take all your own photos and, and, and… Trust me, sometimes being a knit design hermit is appealing. Other times not so much. But there are some things youRead more »

Colorwork? I love colorwork. I am intrigued by colorwork! I marvel at all of the colorwork patterns available to us! Each and every designer works hard to give us patterns we want to make for our very own collection. Whether it is the first time you have tried using more than one color at a time orRead more »

In my past life I was a technical trainer. I wrote training manuals and taught computer classes to all of the employees of my company. I worked for a newspaper so sometimes I was teaching old timers how to use a mouse and sometimes I was teaching administrative assistants all the ins and outs ofRead more »

Today in the Designer’s Spotlight: Crochet. Here at Stitch Sprouts we have two fabulous designers who focus on crochet, Pam Daley Designs and Poetry in Yarn. Pam’s collection is filled with super cute accessories like fingerless mitts, hats, and cowls. Here are some of my favorites. Click on the pictures to go to the productRead more »

As many of my friends know, I have strong opinions about knitting. One thing I feel strongly about is the directive to cast on over two needles. Many patterns and/or people may advise you that in order to cast on loosely, you must/should cast on over two needles. I think this is wrong in manyRead more »

Organized – who me? Well I am a work in progress. And this year has kicked my butt – really showing me what I can and can’t do when I don’t take proper care of myself. So I’m working on all of that. But today we’re talking about how to keep track of all theRead more »

Recently I took some time to sit down with Amanda from Crabapple yarns to learn a little more about her and her business. Here’s the interview. SS: What inspires your color names? CA: All of my colorways are inspired by my apple “theme” and are named after apple varieties. There are over 200 apple varietiesRead more »