Category Archive: Knitting

Look Inside a Local Yarn Shop: Criativity Ranch in Largo, Florida

Criativity Ranch in Largo, Florida, is a yarn store (by demand!), owned and operated by Alicia Chivers, a fiber artist and alpaca breeder. Happy Fuzzy Yarn: What did you do before you opened a yarn store? Alicia: I was (and still am) an alpaca breeder. HFY: How did you get into the business of owning …

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Beautiful Handknit Shawls

Here are some lovely shawls I saw on Ravelry done up in Happy Fuzzy yarns. KeKcreates’ Canyon Shawlette YARN: Merino-Tencel fingering, colorway “Canyon”, 1 skein PATTERN: Ashton Shawlette by Dee O’Keefe (she’s having a B1G1 sale through the end of July!) When I was still very new to Happy Fuzzy Yarn, I saw this beautiful shawl on Ravelry and …

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Knit a Spring Valley Shawl for Fall

The last of the patterns we debuted at TNNA, Carol Ullmann’s Spring Valley Shawl features a deep lace border along one edge of a large funky striped triangle. Three semi-solid colorways of DK Merino make it scrumptious and soft. it’s like wearing your favorite blanket, only it looks way cooler! Buy the PDF now on …

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Cata cata cata cata Caterpillar Girl

Caterpillar Girl, a shawl pattern by yours truly, is our first pattern with our recently introduced Merino Mono. I love its squishy softness and its singles texture, and I wanted to design something that would take advantage of that. A shawl! Caterpillar Girl can be worn three ways. You can wear it draped over your …

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Heal Thy Soles Sock Pattern by Rachel Russ

Anyone who knits knows that not all socks are created equal. Handknit socks are, of course, the best — made with love, wool, and someone’s bare hands, they embrace your hardworking tootsies like no commercially produced sock ever will. Knitwear designer Rachel Russ took it one step further.  While undergoing chemo for breast cancer, Rachel’s feet …

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It’s a Scarf, It’s a Stole…It’s Hypotenuse!

Hypotenuse is a knitting pattern that uses a reversible triangle lace pattern created by Riin Gill.  You can knit the scarf sized version from one skein of slinky Merino Tencel fingering weight yarn, or go big with the two skein stole version.   Our samples, pictured here, were knit up in Colorado River (scarf) and …

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Free Fabulous Fingerless Fmitts, er, mitts pattern

We have a new pattern available, and this one is free! Carol Ullmann’s Fabulous Fingerless Mitts are super easy to make and use just one skein of our DK Silk. They would make wonderful holiday gifts! (Yes, it’s only June, but time flies.) But be sure to make yourself a pair first! You can download …

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Trecolori Shawl Pattern Now Available

I am so happy to share my first paid pattern, the Trecolori Shawl, with everyone. Trecolori is an asymetrical shawl striped in three Happy Fuzzy Yarn colorways using an adapted Fibonacci sequence. The sample I knit for this pattern used Corrie Sock fingering weight yarn in “Peony,” “Granny Smith,” and a multicolor named “Jane” that …

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New Yarns!

Hey! I started writing this post a week ago, but then I got the plague and had to sleep 20 hours/day. I’m not completely over it, but I’m a lot better than I was, so let’s see if I can finish it today! I’ve been wanting to introduce some new yarns for a while now, …

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Look Inside a Local Yarn Store: DocKnits in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada

DocKnits, on the shores of Lake Huron, is a cheerful, friendly local yarn store for the beach community of Port Elgin in southern Ontario — a great place to take a vacation and buy some vacation yarn!  Owner Dr. Sue Gundrum shares her LYS story with us today. Happy Fuzzy Yarn: What did you do …

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