Knitting Archive

Coastal Knits Trunk Show

Posted on October 4th, 2014 by craftygals

We’ve carried Coastal Knits, a cross-country collaboration of knitting patterns by designers Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig, for a long time. We love the cozy sweaters, gorgeous accessories, and dreamy details in this book, and we are so excited to host a month long trunk show of Coastal Knits samples! This is your opportunity to try…read more

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #14

Posted on December 14th, 2013 by craftygals

Tiny Sweaters! There’s still time to make sweaters for everyone in your family! Tiny sweater ornaments, that it. Each year, the local (Rhode Island!) yarn company Berroco releases a new pattern for a mini sweater, called Minutia. Check out the collection! These bitty guys are perfect for personalized ornaments, gift tags, gift card or money holders,…read more

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Tiny Sweaters on our Tiny Tree

JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #10

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by craftygals

Two Triangles? The best part of this gift might be making the recipient guess what they are! These funny little things are bike helmet ear warmers! They go over the helmet straps to keep your favorite cyclist’s ears toasty. Try this free pattern by Amy O’Neill Houck in a cozy worsted weight like Minnow Merino…read more

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Bike Helmet Ear Warmers

JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #9

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by craftygals

Socks! Our last few crafty gift ideas have been relatively quick, perfect if you have a bunch of knit-worthy folks on your list. But, if you want a longer project, or have one extraordinarily special person on your list, you might consider hand knit socks! (We wanted to tell you about this with enough time…read more

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Arroyo Ahoy!

Posted on November 1st, 2013 by craftygals

Check out our newest yarn, the sport weight, machine washable Malabrigo Arroyo! Like a beefier version of Malabrigo Sock, Arroyo is 100% superwash merino wool, hand dyed in Malabrigo’s ever variable, always beautiful colors. We went with mostly fall-toned hues, some colorful multis, and a pop of pink! We can’t wait to see the floaty…read more

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Crafters Interview: Ginny

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 by craftygals

In honor of our full slate of Fall class offerings (see our classes page), we are debuting the first in an occasional series of crafter interviews. Our first subject is our most accomplished product of our Afterschool Knitting Club. Meet Virginia Durcan. We call her Ginny. This is her crafting story: JPK&S: How long have…read more

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Our Newest Knitting Notion

Posted on May 25th, 2013 by craftygals

We’re pleased to announce our newest item: blocking wires! Use these when blocking projects that need to be stretched into shape while keeping straight edges. They’re especially useful for lace projects, of course, but also great for items like pieced sweaters, where each piece needs to be blocked to just the right shape. Grab a…read more

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Blocking wires