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Makers' Minute - How to Cast On with Neko Needles

By Katie Rempe 3 days ago 68 Views No comments

You've asked and we've listened! In this video, Katie demonstrates how to cast on using these unique DPNs. The Neko Needle mystery is now solved! Enjoy!

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Fridays with Franklin - ​The Adventure of the Transparent Excuse to Show You More Pictures of My Adorable Dog, Part One

By Franklin Habit 3 days ago 4144 Views

We’ve yet to see snow (he whispered, nervously) but winter has arrived in Chicago. This means that my friend Rosamund, shown here...has taken to sleeping at night wrapped in both the duvet and the electric blanket with her cold nose buried in my warm armpit.* I can’t blame her. I have more fur on my chest than she does, poor darling...

Makers Minute - Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday Deals!

By Katie Rempe 10 days ago 261 Views No comments

Come to our Brick and Mortar store THIS SATURDAY (11/26/16) to enjoy 20% off almost every item in the shop!

Not local? No worries! We'll be running the same deal on MakersMercantile.com on Cyber Monday!

Ask Me Monday Tutorial by Vickie Howell - addi Express Kingsize with Free Yarn!

By Jodi Roush 13 days ago 418 Views No comments

Makers' Minute - Zauberball Family of Yarn

By Katie Rempe 17 days ago 439 Views No comments

Katie goes into detail about Zauberballs! What does it mean? How do you pronounce it? Just how many variations are there? Wonder no more!

Shop Zauberwolle

Shop Zauberball

Shop Zauberball 100

Shop Zauberball Crazy

Shop Zauberball Starke 6

Shop Lace Ball

Shop Lace Ball 100

Shop Edition 3

Shop Edition 6

Fridays with Franklin - The Adventure of the Fallen Flowers, Part Four

By Franklin Habit 17 days ago 6230 Views


My friend Euclid is always going on about how a straight line is the shortest distance between two points. I usually just tune it out, but staring at this length of free-form crochet really brought the point home to me...

Makers' Minute - addi® Express King

By Katie Rempe 24 days ago 2681 Views No comments


This Makers' Minute covers the awesome addi® Express King knitting machine! It's the perfect way to get items like hats, scarves, flat panels and more done in a hurry!

With your purchase of this machine, you'll also receive your choice of one of our specially chosen yarn kits for no charge!

Purchase an addi® Express King.

Additional yarn kits can be purchased here.

Check out the 30 minute hat video from Skacel here:

Makers' Minute - Chocolate Chip Cowl Kits

By Katie Rempe 1 month ago 526 Views No comments

This Chocolate Chip Cowl is featured in the Winter 2016 issue of Knitscene Magazine. Katie tells you which HiKoo® yarns are used to make this cute and super snugly cowl that is sure to become your go-to cowl this winter.

Pick up a kit here!

Fridays with Franklin - The Adventure of the Fallen Flowers, Part Three

By Franklin Habit 1 month ago 4867 Views

By freeform standards, my form was not all that free. I was using one motif; albeit in two different weights with two different yarns, the finer of which (Schoppel Wolle Zauberball®) was gradually changing color. Even so, I struggled. My earliest blossoms were lopsided and scrunched, with a tension that could be kindly described as clenched...

Ask Me Monday Tutorial by Vickie Howell - addiQuick Felting Tool and Free Roving!

By Jodi Roush 1 month ago 670 Views No comments

I just LOVE what she did with the cookie cutters, and I want to go home and try to make some gingerbread men for Christmas! A garland of gingerbread men, christmas trees, and candy-canes! Oooh, maybe I will felt a flower onto the Zumie Gloves from the skacel Minilog! So much potential, and just enough time :)

Thank you for the awesome demo, Vickie! We're excited to be sending out these addiQuicks and seeing what you all come up with with your big bag of free wool!