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Irish Yarn Bomb

Our publicity director, Kim Small, took her summer vacation to Ireland this year, and imagine her delight when she found this enormous, yarn bombed sculpture in the middle of Eyre Square, Galway.

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Free St. Patrick's Day Project from The Knitter's Guide to Hand-Dyed and Variegated Yarn

Although it’s been uncharacteristically warm (at least in New York) this week, the weather will return to normal on Saturday for St. Patrick’s Day. Beat the chill with a pair of adorable, Green Tea Lace Wristlets from The Knitter’s Guide to Hand-Dyed and Variegated Yarn by Lorna Miser.

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Crafternews + Vogue Knitting Live = One Great Time!

Vogue Knitting Live took place in New York City on January 14-16, and yarn lovers of all stripes took over the Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Knitters and crocheters from up and down the Eastern seaboard came to attend the gala dinner, attend classes and workshops, sample new yarns at the yarn tasting bar, and learn new skills at the beginner’s bar.

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Q&A with Melissa Leapman on Color, Inspiration, and Stashbuster Knits

It seems as though Melissa Leapman never puts her knitting needles down for a moment. As soon as she’s done writing one book, she’s off teaching, designing, and dreaming up her next big project. Recently, she took a moment to chat with us about her new book, her love of classical music, and the dangers of living with yarn.

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Boho Bangles Project from Stashbuster Knits by Melissa Leapman

Sometimes all you need to jazz up a plain outfit is a wrist full of bracelets. In her new book, Stashbuster Knits, popular knitting teacher, designer, and author Melissa Leapman offers a new spin on this popular trend that also makes use of your yarn odds and ends. Whether worn individually or stacked, these bangles are a great use of your scrap yarn (if you are willing to spare it!).

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Fall Festivals and Other Crafty Happenings

If there’s one thing we love about fall, it’s fiber festivals. Where else do you get to check out the newest yarns and the adorable animals who produce them? We’ve rounded up the best fiber festivals and other craft events—including quilt shows, jewelry fairs, and general handmade fun—that fall has to offer, from New York to Texas and beyond.

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Crochet Master Class Authors Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss on What's New in Crochet

We asked Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss, two of the most well-respected experts in crochet, to offer up their observations on what’s new in this age-old craft.

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Pomegranate Tweed Tote from The Knitter’s Guide to Hand-Dyed and Variegated Yarn by Lorna Miser

To help whet your appetite for all things color in this issue, CrafterNews is offering readers a free pattern for a beautiful tote from The Knitter’s Guide to Hand-Dyed and Variegated Yarn.

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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

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