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Easy Finger Crochet Tutorial

You can make the latest trend in accessories, the bulky cowl, in no time! Finger crochet is easy and fast. All you need is some super bulky yarn, or multiple strands of a lighter weight yarn, and this video. Within the hour you will have a stylish cowl. Be careful though, once your friends see it, you'll be making them for everyone!

For specific instructions, see Valley Yarns Pattern 594, Finger Crochet Cowl. It's a free pattern!

Yarn used for the cowl in this video is Valley Yarns Berkshire

How to Arm Knit a Scarf

 Arm knitting is easy, fun and all the rage! Try it out with your favorite bulky yarn, multiple strands of a lighter weight yarn, or even roving. In no time at all you will learn an interesting new knitting technique and have the latest accessory!

For specific instructions see Valley Yarns Pattern 593, Arm Knit Scarf. It's a free pattern!

Yarn used for the scarf in this video is Valley Yarns Berkshire.

Surface Crochet on Knitted Fabric

Crochet can be used to embellish all sorts of projects. Do you have a plain sweater or a plain pair of mittens that could use a little color? Learn how to surface crochet on knitted fabric and explore the possibilities! It's easy, and can completely change the look of a project. Once you get the hang of it, you might not be able to stop!

This technique is used in Valley Patterns 589, Sprig Scarf and Mittens. The yarn used in the pattern is Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky.

Surface Crochet on Crochet Fabric

Learn how to crochet on crochet fabric! This technique is great for adding interest to a crochet project that might need a little something more, and for an inventive way to join squares together.

This technique is used in Valley Yarns Pattern 592, Nordic Tiles Scarf and Fingerless Mittens. The yarn used in the pattern is Valley Yarns Northfield.

Once you've got the hang of it, the possibilities are endless!

Classic Elite Yarns Spring 2014

Classic Elite Yarns Spring 2014 collection is all about blends and great patterns to knit!

Cerro is the dyed version of last year's popular yarn, Canyon. This cotton/ alpaca blend has a soft, beautiful drape and plenty of pattern support, with patterns written for both Cerro and Canyon. Cerro comes in a range of summery hues that can be knit on their own or mixed with the natural colors of Canyon.

Bella Lino is a lightweight linen blend with long stripes that blend harmoniously from color to color. It's perfect for that light, warm weather sweater or shawl.

Classic Elite's Meadowlark fills the need for a lightweight, all year round tweed. It has a range of beautiful colors and will knit up in a flash.

To easily search for patterns for any yarn on our website, simply click on the related patterns tab at the top of the yarn page!

Rowan Spring 2014

Every Season we wait for the arrival of Rowan's new yarns. The Spring collection brings five new inspiring yarns in linen, silk and blends that have us ready to cast on for warmer weather!

Rowan's Pure Linen is 100% linen and ideal for warmer weather, with drape and elegance that can take you from casual to dressy.

Rowan's Truesilk is a sumptuous 100% silk yarn, perfect for that special summer sweater you've been wanting to knit.

Rowan Silkstones blends both linen and silk in gorgeous color ways that shift subtly from tone to tone.

Rounding out the collection is Rowan's Cotton Glace and Pure Wool Worsted. Cotton Glace is a wonderful 100% cotton DK weight yarn that holds pattern and lace beautifully.

Pure Wool Worsted is a 100% superwash yarn that will surely become a favorite with 50 colors to choose from!

Rowan also adds new colors to some favorites like Baby Merino Silk DK and Kidsilk Haze! To browse Rowan's full collection click HERE.

Berroco Spring 2014 Collection
Take a look at Berroco's new yarns for Spring and Summer. Berroco adds three fabulous yarns to their already classic collection of knitting and crochet yarns. 
Get ready to knit or crochet beautiful garments and accessories with Folio, a DK weight blend of Alpaca and Rayon, or make children's garments and warm weather sweaters with Modern Cotton. It's a machine washable blend of Cotton and Rayon that's so soft to the touch. Linus has a airy, crepe texture perfect for sophisticated garments and accessories. To browse Berroco's full collection of yarns click HERE.
Berroco has also added new colors to some of our favorites for Spring 2014 too! 
As always, Berroco has great pattern support both for knitting and crochet.
To easily search for patterns for any yarn on our website, simply click on the related patterns tab at the top of the yarn page!
There's Still Time

There's still time for Handmade Holidays! There's nothing like a handmade gift. Grab your needles, knit up a quick hat, put a pompom on it, and you're done! These hats are fast, fun and perfect for everyone.

Hats shown are Valley Pattern 580, Last Minute Hat (Free Pattern) knit in Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky.

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