The news from Stitch Sprouts designers this week: From Barbara Benson: Once a month Barbara Benson receives a package full of knitting surprises from a Secret Shopper and makes a video of the “unboxing”. This week she posted on her YouTube channel From Kristen TenDyke: I posted an in-depth explanation of the construction of myRead more »

Today we live in a world dominated by social media. As entrepreneurs our online interactions are as important, or perhaps even more important, than our in-person interactions. Therefore, developing your online persona is vital. Who you portray to the public shades your product and can mean the difference between good sales and great sales. CustomersRead more »

There’s lots of news from our Stitch Sprouts designers this week! From Stephannie Tallent: A new pattern: Sand Ripples features a lovely bi-colored cable pattern, complementary lace edging, and short-rowed garter stitch body. The edging, worked as a combination of stranding (for the cables) and intarsia (for the lace), is worked first. Stitches are picked upRead more »

Just last week I had a marvelous conversation with a woman in group I belong to who’s career is a midwife through a hospital in my area. She wants to retire in a couple of years and she was proud to mention that she has approximately 2,500 babies under her belt so to speak. Just the look on her face wasRead more »

Have you been noticing Stitch Sprouts yarn in the wild lately? We have! Most notably, Yellowstone was featured on the COVER of the Summer 2016 issue of Knitscene! This beautiful piece is the Cordia Tank from designer Kerri Blumer. Yellowstone has the perfect stitch definition for all over stockinette and for making those neckline cables pop!Read more »

What’s going on with Stitch Sprouts designer’s this week? From Bonnie Sennott: Lace is the theme for a new knitalong in the Ravelry Blue Peninsula group. The Yarn Over KAL starts April 24 and ends May 29. Any of my patterns with lace—garments and accessories—can be made for this KAL. We’ve also started a Sweaters KAL. Come joinRead more »

What’s the typical day for a knit/crochet wear designer? That’s actually a difficult question. As a profession, I’d say there are two types of professionals, the full-time and part-time designer. Part-time For part-time designers, design is largely a secondary job, which means this work is usually squeezed-in whenever there is some free time. Most designers IRead more »

What’s Sprouting? Hey! Here’s a new column from Stitch Sprouts! Every Friday I’m going to tell you about some exciting things that our awesome designers have going on. Here’s the news this week: From Angela Tong: Natural Stitches in Pittsburgh, PA is hosting a 2016 Shawl Adventure Knit-Along for 6 months. For April, my Kouyou Shawl,Read more »

Ladies and gents, girls and guys, I have to tell you that there is nothing better or more satisfying than making your own socks. Socks that actually fit your feet perfectly are the bomb! There are a ton of knitting patterns to choose from, from headwear all the way down to footwear and everything in-between but my mainRead more »