I'm really loving this Super Easy Baby Blanket design that I keep on coming across lately (PS it's free on Ravelry). My favourite versions happen to be made with Sweet Georgia Tough Love sock yarn. These minimalist blankets are quietly revealing a hot knitting tip: If you're going to go simple with the design go gorgeous and hand-dyed with the yarns, the outcome will be brilliant.
These designs are SO do-able for the beginner knitter. I have always thought that one's first project should be with 'good' yarn, it makes the process a lot more enjoyable, and the finished product will be great no matter what.
Welcome to the Vancouver Yarn blog. I'd love to keep on top of all the amazing textile related stuff happening around Vancouver and beyond, but it's just not possible! Please contribute by submitting (via the form above) an event or new locally designed knitting/crochet pattern, or other newsworthy item and I'll post it here on the blog. Thank you! ~Janna
Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
I founded Vancouver Yarn in 2008 as a single space to hold as much of the textile awesomeness that I could find in and around Vancouver. Here on the VY blog I mostly share about local events, pattern releases as well as Community Highlights.
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