SMP Craft
15 Jul

Happy Pub Day!

Hooray! If you’ve been patiently waiting for the next great book by our featured author of the month, Leonie Morgan, then consider your wait worthwhile. We’re so excited to show off 100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet: 50 Original Stitches and 50 Fabulous Colorways for Blankets and Throws, on sale now!

ripple 2This is a wonderfully illustrated and easy-to-use guide to making and using ripple stitches in delightful and inspiring colorways, perfect for blankets, throws, and accessories. With 100 original stitch designs to choose from, using color and texture to create stunning zig-zags, ripples, and waves, there is plenty here to appeal to every crocheter.
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Each design has a clear written pattern, an easy-to-follow chart, and a color variation to try out. The designs range from simple to more advanced patterns and also include ripple stitches worked in the round for unusual and eye-catching projects. It even includes six great projects as inspiration for how some of the designs could go together!

Pick up this fun, fabulous book and keep some color in your life for as long as you can. After all, winter is coming!

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23 Jun

Goodreads Giveaway: Loom Knitting Afghans

If you loved Friday’s free project from Isela Phelps’s Loom Knitting Afghans, we’ve got another treat for you: A chance to win the whole book!

Popular loom knitting maven Isela Phelps is back with a new book containing patterns for afghans, blankets, and throws. Whether you’re new to loom knitting or a serial afghan knitter looking for some new exciting projects, this book has lots to delve into, from blankets featuring graphic chevron patterns or a variety of stitches and textures, to easy patchwork throws or blankets showcasing intricate cables and lace patterns. As the projects are arranged from beginner to advanced, new loom knitters can progress through the designs while learning and mastering techniques along the way.

Isela provides the clear, easy-to-follow instructions her books are known for, and shares hints and tips for how to choose the right loom and yarn for a project. An illustrated introductory chapter explains and demonstrates everything you need to know about loom knitting and serves as a great refresher course. A finishing section helps you achieve expert results and provides instructions for how to personalize your designs with a range of embellishments.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Loom Knitting Afghans, Blankets & Cushions by Isela Phelps

Loom Knitting Afghans, Blankets & Cushions

by Isela Phelps

Giveaway ends June 26, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

 

Can’t wait? Buy the book today!
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Tagged with: Afghans, books, giveaway, Goodreads, Loom Knitting
20 Jun

Freebie Friday: Chevron Throw from Loom Knitting Afghans

chevron throw Have you tossed that toasty-warm comforter into storage yet? It’s getting pretty hot and humid for us here at SMP Craft, so all we really need on our beds now is a light, colorful afghan–one just like this gorgeous chevron throw! Which is great, because it’s this week’s Freebie Friday project from the newest book in Isela Phelps’s loom-knitting series: Loom Knitting Afghans.

Whether you’re new to loom knitting or a serial afghan knitter looking for some new exciting projects, this book has lots to delve into, from blankets featuring graphic chevron patterns (like this one!) or a variety of stitches and textures, to easy patchwork throws or blankets showcasing intricate cables and lace patterns. As the projects are arranged from beginner to advanced, new loom knitters can progress through the designs while learning and mastering techniques along the way. guitar throw

Isela provides the clear, easy-to-follow instructions her books are known for, and shares hints and tips for how to choose the right loom and yarn for a project. An illustrated introductory chapter explains and demonstrates everything you need to know about loom knitting and serves as a great refresher course. A finishing section helps you achieve expert results and provides instructions for how to personalize your designs with a range of embellishments.

Eager for more? Buy the book today!
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Tagged with: Afghans, blankets, books, free, free project, Isela Phelps, Loom Knitting, throws
10 Jun

Happy Pub Day!

It’s that time again! We couldn’t be more excited to introduce another fantastic loom knitting book from Isela Phelps, this time with twenty great new patterns for those colorful accessories you curl up with while reading a good book. Introducing: Loom Knitting Afghans.

Whether you’re new to loom knitting or a serial afghan knitter looking for some new exciting projects, this book has lots to delve into, from blankets featuring graphic chevron patterns or a variety of stitches and textures, to easy patchwork throws or blankets showcasing intricate cables and lace patterns.

Isela provides the clear, easy-to-follow instructions her books are known for, and shares hints and tips for how to choose the right loom and yarn for a project. An illustrated introductory chapter explains and demonstrates everything you need to know about loom knitting and serves as a great refresher course. And a finishing section helps you achieve expert results and provides instructions for how to personalize your designs with a range of embellishments.

Inside this gorgeously photographed book, you’ll find everything you need to loom knit a cozy gift for your loved ones–or yourself! So warm up that link-clickin’ finger and…

Buy the book today!
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Tagged with: Afghans, books, knitting, Loom Knitting
2 Jun

Author of the Month: Isela Phelps of Loom Knitting Afghans

This month we sit down for a Q&A with loom knitting expert Isela Phelps, author of the bestselling Loom Knitting series, including Loom Knitting for Babies & Toddlers, Loom Knitting Socks, and new this month Loom Knitting AfghansShe is an active member of the online knitting community as well as the editor and publisher of Loom Knitters Circle, an online magazine for loomers. Find her blogging at PurlingSprite.com and giving tips and tricks on her YouTube channel.

1. What’s your craft? My craft is loom knitting; it is just like knitting, except using a knitting loom instead of needles.

2. What project would you consider an all-time best? An all-time best project would probably be the little dinosaurs I created for one of my books. They were so fun to make and they were actually something that I wanted to keep for myself.

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3. What project would you consider an all-time worst? My all-time worst project was a felted purse. It turned out too wide and the colors looked terrible once felted.

4. What tool or material could you not live without? I always have on hand some Malabrigo worsted yarn. It is my go-to yarn.

5. What’s your hidden talent? My hidden talent, well, if I knew what it was, it wouldn’t be hidden, hahaha. I don’t believe I have a hidden talent.

 

Beautiful images from Loom Knitting Afghans

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9781250049841_FCWhether you’re new to loom knitting or a serial afghan knitter looking for some new exciting projects, Loom Knitting Afghans has lots to delve into from blankets featuring a variety of stitches and textures to blankets showcasing intricate cables and lace patterns. The projects are arranged from beginner to advanced so that new loom knitters can progress through the designs while learning and mastering techniques as they go. Isela provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions and shares hints and tips for how to choose the right loom and yarn for a project.

Amazon
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Books-a-Million
Indiebound
Powell’s Books
Walmart

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Tagged with: Afghans, Author of the Month, Isela Phelps, Loom Knitting

Author of the Month

This month we sit down for a Q&A with Molly Goodall, artist, designer, creator of the unique children’s clothing brand, Little Goodall, and author of Wild Things to Sew and Wear. Originally from North Carolina, Molly earned her BFA in fashion design from Parsons School of Design in 1997, where she became focused on children’s wear. She then worked as a toy designer in New York before deciding "it would be more fun to be an artist" and moved to North Texas, where she, her husband, and son currently live.


Molly Goodall, author of Wild Things to Sew and Wear

Project of the Month

Little Monster


Perfect for any rambunctious little dude or dudette, this frighteningly cute hat, mittens, and booties set will have the neighbors forkin’ over the treats in no time. All measurements are given for sizes 6-12 months, 12-24 months, and 2-3 years. From Nuriya Khegay’s fun-packed Monster Knits for Little Monsters: 20 Super-Cute Animal-Themed Hat, Mitten, and Bootie Sets to Knit.

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