Projects

The Elise Tank Top

May 1, 2013

Tanks Are So Easy To Knit For The Summer Dawn A. Shaffer This was a very easy tank top to knit up.  I love these kinds of tank sweaters, but I have gotten myself into the habit of sticking to a simple, one style fits all design. Honestly,  I was getting bored with the simple, […]

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Showing Off My Knitted Stella Tank Top

May 1, 2013

My Stella Knit Tank Top Using Elsebeth Lavold’s Silk/Wool By Dawn A. Shaffer I fell in love with this’ sapling green’ from the Elsebeth Lavold’s  wool/silk yarn collection.  There were only 2 skeins left in this LYS store located in the Poconos. I quickly swiped them up and this tank top was born. I wanted […]

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Episode #2 Learn How To Double Crochet

May 1, 2013

Episode #2 Learn How To Double Crochet Dawn Shaffer Were you able to understand the single crochet? Each crochet stitch is a building block and foundation for the next.  Once you understand the basics you will understand the rest. The double and single crochet used in combination with each other create funky textures.  Once you […]

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Episode #1 Learning Single Crochet

March 7, 2013

Episode #1 Learn How to do Single Crochet Dawn A. Shaffer When I first started teaching my girls to crochet this is the stitch they learned.  Once you get this one, everything else falls into place and is very easy to understand. Are you ready to be crocheting before this video is finished? Get your […]

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Knitting Project: Finishing the Sweet Sunset Sweater

August 3, 2011

I had a great time knitting up this sweater.  The color was playful and the cotton was so soft.   I have never done a yarn over pattern (yo) before, so I chose to stick with this very simple diamond pattern. Now I have fallen headover heals for yarnover lace patterns.  Once you get the […]

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Knitting Project: Sweet Sunset Sweater

July 18, 2011

I found this beautiful yarn, Antuco,  at my LYS for $3.00 a skein.  I fell in love with the colors and the fact that it is 100% cotton.  I am a natural fiber buff.  When I saw the yarn I had a sweater design already in mind, but  I did not have a pattern chosen. […]

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How To: Double Crochet – A Must Know For Any Person That Crochets

May 3, 2010

There a lot of  information to help you crochet, there are many important things to know to do it correctly, but one of the most important to know is how to double crochet. This is a must know for anyone that enjoys crocheting because you won’t be able to make many things until you do […]

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Important Information About “Knit A Longs” Every Knitter Needs To Know

May 1, 2010

If you are knitter that likes to make many different things, then you need to know about knit a longs. You may have heard of them before, but are not sure exactly what they are or what it can mean for you as a knitter. A knit a long is basically a group of people […]

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How To: Knit Scarf – Basics Steps Needed To Knit Your First Scarf

April 29, 2010

Do you want to learn how to knit scarf, but don’t know the basic steps needed to do that? Then you are in luck because this article is going to tell you the basic steps that will allow anyone to knit a scarf for the first time without a lot of problems. Here are the […]

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How To: Knit A Cell Phone Cover

April 24, 2010

There are many people that want a cell phone cover to protect their phone, but they want one that is unique. One of the best ways to get a unique cover is to learn how to knit a cell phone cover. Knitting a cover for your cell phone is not as hard as most people […]

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