Spring is the time to knit with cool cotton instead of warm wools…my Baby Brit Sailor is the perfect project for spring knitting. This pattern is knit in my lovely CottonTail yarn, a cabled cotton produced in one of the finest mills in Italy. There are myriad colors to choose from, and because it is cabled it doesn't split as many cottons do. Happy spring!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
One of my fellow knitting designers, Kristin Nicholas has a new book out, Crafting a Colorful Home…check it out on her charming blog, Getting Stitched On the Farm. Kristin lives in a charming, colorful home on a sheep farm in Massachusetts where she also holds workshops. Enjoy!
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Our Rafflecopter Give-aways are very popular, and this month we are offering a Learn-to-Knit Pom Pom Scarf Kit…the kit comes with the scarf already cast on – so by the time the new knitter has completed the scarf she will be able to easily work the knit-on cast-on, always the trickiest o learn. Leave a comment here or sign up for my MinnowNotes to enter. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Spring is here, after a long winter of many snow storms. We are happy to see the snow drops coming up, and spring is the time for shearing the sheep. My darling Sheep pauper kit, Lambikins, is available at your local yarns shops, at many shops’ online stores, and through my distributor, www.classiceliteyarns.com, via shop-a-tron. You work a very easy to learn loop stitch that creates the sheep’s coat – great as a gift for young and old alike. Enjoy!
Every now and again we offer a free pattern to subscribers of my enewsletter, MinnowNotes. Sign up to receive this charmer and email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure you get the pattern!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
If you don’t already know about this charming knitting magazine, take a look. Published quarterly, it contains myriad patterns that are chic, charming and easy to knit. Perfect for beginning and intermediate knitters, many of the designs are fabulous for experts as well – who doesn’t enjoy a simple, stylish project once in a while?
I write a feature column in KnitSimple, called “Ask Jil”, where I answer questions from knitters around the country and in Canada. Send me your knitting questions – maybe we will publish it!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Given the enormous popularity of our monthly giveaways, we are offering a new combination giveaway for the month of March: A Learn-to-Knit Pom Pom scarf kit and a copy of Jil Eaton’s Knitting School. The Pom Pom Scarf kit comes with the project already cast on, which makes for easy learning of the craft, and Knitting School is a complete hand-knitting compendium. To enter, post a comment or sign up for my MinnowNotes!
"Jil Eaton's sense of color and style shines through again in this unique collection of knitwear designs for the entire family. Using a variety of top quality yarns, including her own wonderfully soft wool, "MinnowMerino", Jil has designed projects for a learn-to-knit compendium with clear and precise How-To visuals, which makes this book a must-have for knitters of all skill levels. C'est magnifique!"
-Carla Scott, Editor In Chief, Knit Simple
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
My latest pattern project, Elfin Stripes, is available soon…One row stripes make this sweater and hat a charmer, and it comes with a matching blanket. The yarn is Jil Eaton CottonTail, in 7548 Lagoon and 7501 Bright. CottonTail is machine washable and dryable, perfect for babies and toddlers.