10 Jun Summer Knit Along! The Francis Tee

Francis has been in my queue since Kristine made a version while I was working at A Verb For Keeping Warm.  Olga’s unique design aesthetic and mastery of knitting makes this sweater a challenging and interesting knit.  When Genevieve and I were deciding on the next KAL, I knew I wanted to present the participants with a nice Summer-y top that...

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20 May KAL Update: Prize Parade

JP knit & Stitchers and Knit-Alongers, how is your FunFunFun Shawl going? Are you knitting stripes, eyelets, or seed stitch? Are you already planning your next one (maybe in a fingering weight)? The next KAL meeting is this Saturday, May 23rd, and we can't wait to see how all these shawls are shaping up. (Don't forget to tag us @jpknitandstitch...

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08 Dec Gift Guide #2: FAST One-skein Projects

  Sure, technically a pair of fingering-weight socks is a one-skein project, but with the holidays fast approaching, we went looking for one-skein projects that are fast but are still fun to make and a joy to receive. Nearly all of these patterns are available on Ravelry, and we've got enough yarn to make one for everybody on your list. 1) Put...

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04 Oct Coastal Knits Trunk Show

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 on the Rocky Coast Cardigan,...

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Manos sweater pattern and Silk Blend

22 Dec JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #22

Promises, Promises! Today is the last day JP Knit & Stitch will be open before Christmas! (Don't worry; we'll be open on Saturday and Sunday, December 28th and 29th, so you can bring by all your visiting relatives.) And there's only a couple of crafting (and wrapping, and baking, and traveling, and eating) days left before the holiday! So what do...

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Tiny Sweaters on our Tiny Tree

14 Dec JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #14

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, or even a hint of something...

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The Cup Sleeve

11 Dec JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #11

A Sleeve for Your Cup The Cup Sleeve by Brook Croley is quick to knit up, and could  also be made up with no cables, just ribbing. Make one for every latte or tea drinker on your list! You could even pair it with a mug or gift card (how about JP Licks or City Feed?) for extra specialness. Made with...

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Bike Helmet Ear Warmers

10 Dec JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #10

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 or Malabrigo Worsted. They'd be especially cute...

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09 Dec JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #9

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 to finish them!) Malabrigo Sock (for awesome...

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Susan's Tiny Pines

08 Dec JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #8

Pint Sized Pines! This may go more in the category of decorations than presents, but if you have an early December gift exchange or holiday party coming up, why not whip up these little guys? (Free pattern by Julia Tarsha.) You could make your own little forest, or give as gifts with your favorite bottle of wine! I started out making...

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