IT’S BACK! KNOOK EXPANDED BEGINNER SET
Remember the chip commercial telling you to crunch all you want because they’d make more? Well, now you can start looking again for the Knook Expanded Beginner Set, because we’ve got more coming in the next few days! What’s so great about the expanded set is that it has more hook sizes and cord lengths so you can work with more styles of yarn and make larger projects, such as the bulky weight lap robe shown here. For more information, how-to videos, and some great free projects, check out the Knook at LeisureArts.com!
Enticed by all the spring plants emerging, everyone is coming outside now, planting flowers and sprucing up their yards. Sounds like a good excuse to throw a party! How about planning a simple celebration of spring fever with "Please Take a Seed" party favor bags like the ones in this month’s Free Project, an all-occasion party ensemble to papercraft. You could even serve the pretty green mint fudge that our blog featured for St. Patrick’s Day. More themes can be found in our new Party Ensembles book.
Easter is April 8 this year, so you still have time to make some quick and easy crafts. Check out our Easter Promotion for project ideas at bargain prices. To see what else is on sale right now, scroll down to the Current Promotions list at the end of this newsletter. Our Facebook page and our Everyday Life at Leisure daily blog are other fun places to get inspired. Keep an eye on our New Arrivals page, also, for some gorgeous quilt books that will be here soon. Happy Spring!
Editor’s Corner: KNOOK EXPANDED BEGINNER SET
In the beginning, the Knook came in three hook sizes, all for medium weight yarn. Now there’s an Expanded Beginner Set with five hook sizes (E-3.5 mm, G-4.0 mm, H-5.0 mm, I-5.5 mm, and J-6.0 mm) that let you knit with light, medium, and bulky weight yarns. The set also includes five cords in graduated lengths so you can make small, medium, and large projects, and there are clips to keep your work secure, plus yarn needles for finishing. A 24-page book provides step-by-step beginner instructions for both right- and left-handed users, plus patterns for three easy projects: a cowl, a baby blanket, and the lap robe shown above. There’s never been a better time to try your hand at Knooking, the new easy way to learn to knit using specialized crochet hooks!
In the Spotlight: VARIETY IS KING!
Who can resist looking at page after page of inspiring patterns, or getting new tools that will let you make endless projects! This month’s new book, 1,000 Any-Size Quilt Blocks, will bring you countless hours of fun just dreaming about all the wonderful quilts you can make. And once you’ve decided which pattern to make first (maybe the Pinwheel Flower shown here?), the CD of templates and foundation patterns will make your quilting so much easier! Also featured is the instruction book that comes with the Knook Expanded Beginner Set, which equips you to knit with a wide variety of yarns.
1,000 Any-Size Quilt Blocks (#5593)
Quilters, start your engines (sewing machines, that is!), because this new book and its accompanying CD will have you racing through quilt after quilt! Not only does it have 1,000 block patterns, but each one comes in multiple sizes to fit your needs. Some blocks use templates and others use foundation piecing, and the CD lets you print out as many as you need, with no tedious tracing. The patterns offer an amazing variety, grouped as Four-Patch Blocks, Five Patch Blocks, Stars, Nine-Patch Blocks, Curved Blocks, and Foundation Blocks. For more patterns, see 100 Any-Size Applique Blocks.
Knook Expanded Beginner Set (#5845)
Here’s a peek at the front and back covers of the instruction book that comes with the Knook Expanded Beginner Set. Whether you are right-handed or left-handed, it has everything you need to know to start Knooking and to make three easy projects: a breezy cowl, a sweet baby blanket, and a comforting lap robe. To learn more about how to use the Knook to create true knitted fabric without traditional knitting needles, see our online how-to videos and other information.
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