Project Ideas - December 27, 2016

NOT Quick Project Ideas
Now's the time to start something fabulous!  
Here are some project ideas to get some yarn in your fingers and improve your technique or your wardrobe!
 
1. A CustomFit Sweater  Many of you came for our fit night and the CustomFit trunk show but, if you haven't seen it, please stop by and I'll get you fitted.  Amy Herzog has created this ingenius sweater program.  I'll tell you more in person but the basics are this.  Rather than making your gauge swatch fit an existing pattern and changing the pattern to fit your body, Amy's program will take your measurements and your swatch and generate the sweater pattern custom for you.  This way you'll have exactly the fabric that your want, in the yarn that you want, to fit the body you have!  Ingenious, right?  There are over 60 designs to choose from.  Stop by or get more info here:  https://customfit.makewearlove.com/home/
2. Your First Sweater If you haven't knit a sweater before, now is a great time to start.  You have no gift obligations and warm wool in your lap will be welcome on winter nights.  We're here to help when you need us.  Here's some ideas for sweaters that can be made of gorgeous yarn and give you the basics for sweater construction while adding something fashionable to your wardrobe.
  • Basic Crew-neck Pullover  Everyone should have one, pick a gorgous hand dyed yarn or a classic wool and alpaca blend.
  • V-Neck Cardigan Everything you need to know about sweater construction in a piece every wardrobe needs. 
 
3. A New Technique Here are some ideas but we'd love to find something for you that incorporates what you want to learn.
4. An Afghan 
  • Great American Aran Afghan This heirloom afghan is an incredible undertaking but will teach you countless new techniques.  I have several of the squares finished in the shop and have notes for all the squares.  
  • Crocheted Sophie's Universe or Mandala Madness These gorgeous crocheted afghans will expand your crochet abilities exponentially. I have started Mandala Madness.  I've only made it to row 5 and I've already learned new techniques.  They are stunning and I can't wait to see how it progresses.

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