Posts by Andrea Sanchez

Andrea is a yarn crazy knitter and knitwear designer who spends more time knitting than cleaning her house. When she's not knitting, she's thinking about knitting, or working at her other job as a kindergarten teacher. She lives in Ohio with her husband and son, and two darling dogs.You can find her patterns here on Craftsy and read more about her life, crafting, and other daily musing on her blog Life on Laffer (lifeonlaffer.blogspot.com).

Give Stranded Colorwork a Try: Two Color Knitting Tips

Pretty Yoke Sweater Pattern - Tips for Two Color Knitting on Craftsy!

Knitting in two colors always seems to add a bit of extra excitement and interest into your otherwise regular knitting. If you haven't done stranded colorwork knitting before, it's easy to be scared off, but don't worry! With a few tips and perfectly picked patterns, you'll be on your way to creating the stranded knitting projects of your dreams!

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Next Steps in Knitting: Demystifying the Magic Loop

Demystifying the Magic Loop on the Craftsy Blog!

It may sound mystical, but the knitting magic loop is really so easy. Plus it makes knitting small patterns in the round oh so easy! Here's an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to knit a project with the magic loop method!

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Fall Knitting Patterns: Sweaters To Take Your Wardrobe From Summer to Fall

Mesh sweater + More summer to fall knitting patterns on the Craftsy Blog!

As soon as September hits, I'm itching to knit some new sweaters. However, the weather is often still warm, summer in full swing. Transitional knitwear is a must! I've been on the lookout for new patterns that will be wearable now, while the weather is still hot, but can transition easily into fall fashion. Read on to check out a collection of sweater patterns, perfect to knit and wear from the summer through fall.

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Knitting Intarsia: Tips to Help You Find Knitted Success

Adorable knit intarsia sweater on the Craftsy Blog!

You've probably heard of intarsia knitting and maybe even tried it yourself. But what is intarsia knitting exactly? Read on to find out more about the lovely knitting technique along with some insider tips to help you find intarsia success!

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A+ Knitting: Back-to-School Knits for Kids

My Fair Maiden + More Kids Knitting Patterns on the Craftsy Blog!

I hate to admit it, but it's time for the kids to head back to school, if they haven't already. The evidence is in the bare school supply shelves at stores every where. But let's go beyond pencils and notebooks, it's time for some back-to-school knits for kids! Knitters, get ready to cast on some fun knits for kids that will look great in the halls and on the playgrounds.

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