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I have been teaching from home for 7 weeks. SEVEN WEEKS! Some days it feels like I saw my kids a couple days ago and other days I feel like I haven't seen them in a year. Anyway - I bring that up because I feel like I need part of my normal routine back. Every week at the store we would gather on Thursday nights or Saturday mornings to create together. I want that back. Thankfully Zoom has the option for recurring meetings. This means if you ever want to join us for Knit Nights on Thursday or the Saturday Stitching, you only need to get the links from Love & Stitches one time. You don't have to ask every week to join. You also aren't obligated to join us every week either. Life gets in the w

Our Fave Crochet Shawl Patterns

Many of us are home during this global pandemic or at least have had our normal routine disrupted. So I thought I would share more patterns that we love at Love & Stitches. I thought it would only be one blog post. Then as I was looking through my Ravelry library, I realized this needed to be broken up into smaller chunks. So every week for the next few weeks we will be sharing some of our favorite patterns that we have made at the shop or are on our maker wish list along with yarn suggestions. Looking for knit patterns? Check out this post. Virus Shawl by Julia Marquardt Let's start with the virus shawl! I figured this pattern needs to be in this list partially due to its name and our curre

Our Favorite Knit Shawl Patterns

Many of us are home during this global pandemic or at least have had our normal routine disrupted. So I thought I would share more patterns that we love at Love & Stitches. I thought it would only be one blog post. Then as I was looking through my Ravelry library, I realized this needed to be broken up into smaller chunks. So every week for the next few weeks we will be sharing some of our favorite patterns that we have made at the shop or are on our maker wish list along with yarn suggestions. Looking for crochet patterns? Check out this post. Dotted Rays by Stephen West Stephen West is an amazing knitwear designer with truly innovative and colorful designs. He calls this fingering weight s

Looking for something to make?

Looking for something to make? The pile of WIPs just not doing it for you? Or have you worked down your WIP pile and need to start something new? Here are some awesome patterns that can use yarn from Love & Stitches... Stay Home & Knit Hat Perfect design for our current predicament. The Stay Home and Knit hat is only $1 and that money will then go towards hospital workers. They need all the help they can get right now. My lovely yarn rep, Erlinda, made this hat with 220 Superwash. She even added a cute pom pom! Find the pattern on Ravelry. Materials US 8 16" circulars and DPNs yarn needle Yarn Recommendations 220 Superwash, Effects, or Waves Anthem Encore Loveland Shawl The Tunisian Crochet

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