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Look What YOU Made!

Welcome to a new feature of CrafterNews: “Look What YOU Made!” As much as we love inspiring you to make beautiful and inventive crafts, we also get a kick out of seeing what you’ve made –especially when it’s something from a free pattern we’ve posted previously or from one of our books! This month, we’re showing pictures from two CrafterNews fans: Janet C. made the Bellissima Mittens from Vampire Knits and Lauren S. made the Hippo from Knitted Wild Animals. Send us photos of YOUR projects to crafternews@randomhouse.com.

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Project of the Month: Bouquet Socks

Sock knitting is fast, portable, and fun—plus socks make great gifts! Knitting instructor, designer, author, and blogger Wendy Johnson—of Wendy Knits—is a sock knitting expert, and her new book, Toe-Up Socks for Every Body: Adventurous Lace, Cables, and Colorwork from Wendy Knits shows knitters—whether they’re knitting their first or hundred-and-first sock—how to use the toe-up technique to get the perfect fit.

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Free Patterns From the Archive Pt. 3: Princess Mitts

Continuing to look back through the Potter Craft News archive and find some recent classics that our fans loved and offer them up again to CrafterNews readers (is that a full sentence?).

This beaut is the Princess Mitts pattern from The Knitter’s Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes (of KnittersReview.com)

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Project of The Month: Susie Hoodie from More Big Girl Knits

Try the Susie Hoodie from More Big Girl Knits: 25 Designs Full of Color & Texture for Curvy Women by Jillian Moreno and Amy R. Singer (Potter Craft, October 2009), founders of Knitty.com. With just the right amount of vertical cabling and a sweetly detailed hemline, this sweater will have all your friends—even the not-so-big girls—clamoring for your secrets.

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