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Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 1: Facebook

By Craftsy
Social media tips for pattern designersLooking for tips to promote your indie pattern designs, craft business or just get more social on social media? We're kicking off a series of blog posts to help you get started on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. We'll take a look at how to cater to your audience and start a conversation! Read more »

Free Video Tip: How To Join Yarn Ends, With Ragga Eiríksdóttir

By Craftsy
It's a hassle to weave in the ends after one ball of yarn runs out and you start a new one. That's why we're giving you this awesome free video tip where Ragga Eiríksdóttir (instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater) shows you how to splice the last of your old ball of yarn on to the beginning of your new ball of yarn. It's seamless, leaves no ends, and it's simple and easy to do! Read more »

Free Video Tip: Knitting Buttonholes for Your Cardigan

By Craftsy
Let Ragga Eiríksdóttir (instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater) show you how to create buttonholes for your steeked front cardigan sweater. Her technique will have you whipping them up (to the correct size) in no time. Just watch this free video tip! Read more »

Free Video Tip: Steeking with Ragga Eiríksdóttir

By Craftsy
Learn How to SteekSteeking lets you knit an entire sweater in the round, and then open it up to add sleeves or turn it into a cardigan. In this free video tip Ragga Eiríksdóttir, instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater, teaches you the simple, and quick crochet method for steeking. Read more »

Fun Friday: The Kids Knit All Right

By Kathy Mancall
Teach Kids to KnitKathy Mancall, owner of San Francisco-based yarn store Princess Animal, offers up her guest blogging skills in this wonderful segment about teaching kids to knit. Read away and, before you know it, you'll be itching to share knitting techniques with your favorite children, too. Read more »

Craft Wars: Let the Battle Begin!

By Craftsy
Craft Wars is a super fun new show on TLC that we've been hearing about for weeks. We were so eager to see what this televised craft competition had in store that we figured many of you had to be, as well! Thankfully Craftsy team member Katie is here to recap the very first episode for us and let us know what this series is going to be all about. Read more »