Giant Chunky Knit Blankets to Buy or DIY for Your Coziest Winter Yet

by Rachel Jacks

A few years ago, super chunky knit blankets started popping up on blogs and Pinterest, and I immediately knew I wanted to knit my own. Mine knit up quite quickly and easily, and I've been enjoying its cozy embrace ever since. Now I'm even considering putting one of these kits to knit another on my Christmas list, partly because my cat thinks that the one I made should be reserved soley for her use. But also because I'm really not sure you can have too many of these luscious chunky knit throws. Ready to test that hypothesis? Here are a variety of options for buying or making your own chunky knit blanket. 

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Giant Chunky Knit Blankets to Buy or DIY for Your Coziest Winter Yet

by Rachel Jacks

A few years ago, super chunky knit blankets started popping up on blogs and Pinterest, and I immediately knew I wanted to knit my own. Mine knit up quite quickly and easily, and I've been enjoying its cozy embrace ever since. Now I'm even considering putting one of these kits to knit another on my Christmas list, partly because my cat thinks that the one I made should be reserved soley for her use. But also because I'm really not sure you can have too many of these luscious chunky knit throws. Ready to test that hypothesis? Here are a variety of options for buying or making your own chunky knit blanket. 

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How To: Arm-Knit a Blanket in Just One Hour!

by M.E. Gray

Arm knit blanket

Do you ever wish you could make a blanket yourself, but don't feel like you have the time to? Then a DIY arm knit blanket might be just the project for you! A chunky knit blanket can be completed in about an hour, and it's PERFECT for beginners. But what is "arm knitting," you might ask? Basically, it's regular knitting, but instead of using needles, you use your arms. As you can imagine, arms in needle terms are big. Really big. And that's exactly why we can whip up a DIY giant knit blanket in under an hour.

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Fall Style Guide: The Cutest and Coziest Fingerless Gloves

by Amber Dickson
Fingerless Gloves
Source: Martha Stewart

When the air starts to crisp up, wearing layers is key to being comfortable.  Fingerless gloves can be a fun and practical addition to your fall wardrobe.  They add warmth, style, and keep your fingers free for devices and other dexterous tasks.  Read on for a roundup of DIY, buy, and up-cycled options.  You will want to get this kind of cozy into your life.       

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10 Cozy DIY Knitting & Crochet Home Decor Projects

by Faith Provencher

10 Cozy DIY Knitting And Crochet Home Decor Projects

If you're into fiber arts, then you'll probably be as excited as I was to find these fun projects for your home. If you're not so good at knitting or crocheting, WAIT! Some of these projects are super easy, and you can always look up the basic stitches on YouTube (that's how I learn almost every new skill!). Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite yarn-based home decor projects.   

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Knittastic: Make Your Own Designer-Inspired Pouf

by Capree K

Knittastic: Make Your Own Designer-Inspired Pouf

Knitted poufs have been huge, huge, huge lately and while I fully embrace the trend, I don't really care for the accompanying price tags.  From Christien Meindertsma's $2400 Urchin Poufs to Ferm Living's $268 knitted floor pillows, they seem a little more than steep.  If you've got the skills - or a grandma who loves you dearly - you can make your own for a fraction of the cost!  

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Curbly Gift Guide: Best Crafty Gifts for Fabric and Yarn Junkies

by DIY Maven

Curbly Gift Guide: Best Crafty Gifts for Fabric and Yarn Junkies

Crafts. There are SO many to choose from, it would be virtually IMPOSSIBLE to put together a gift guide to cover them all. So, for the sake of space (and my sanity), we've pared 'crafts' down to the big three: Knitting, crocheting and sewing. 

Now, gift cards for yarn shops, craft stores and fabric boutiques make great gifts for knitters, crocheters and seamsters, but for something a bit more personal, check out these ideas we've amassed for the fiber junkies on your Christmas list.  

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ManMadeDIY.com - crafts and DIY for guys!

by Bruno Bornsztein

I'm happy to introduce the latest member of the Curbly family of sites: www.ManMadeDIY.com

 

ManMadeDIY.com - crafts and DIY for guys!

 

ManMade comes from Curbly's own Chris (Chrisjob) Gardner, who was tired of being told "guys can't knit!". It's a blog that focuses on crafty, creative, artsy and authentic projects that guys (and gals) everywhere will love.

Here's some of what he's covered so far:

  1. Super Crispy Homemade Pizza!
  2. How To: Fused Plastic Belt
  3. Food of the Year: Fried Chicken
  4. Magnetic Coffee Sleeve
  5. Top Ten Most Useful Kitchen Tools

You can also hook up with ManMade on Facebook and Twitter:


 

Please help us spread the word about this awesome new site!

 

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DIY Nesting Felted Bowls.

by Chris Gardner

felted bowls

It's incredible what a washing machine can do!

Ordinary knitted goodies, with their chains and geometry, become something different entirely with a run through the wash cycle. A wonderful case-in-point - these great felted nesting bowls.

felted bowls

"i decided to try to make a bowl using a hat pattern heather gave me a few years ago. after a couple of modifications and prototypes, i’ve come up with a really easy pattern for a felted bowl for beginning knitters, or those who are scared of circular needles, too!"

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Recycling Yarn

by DIY Maven

Recycling Yarn

Have you outgrown that favorite sweater? Found a cool sweater at a rummage sale or Good Will that's not exactly your size but the yarn is beautiful? Well, with a little time and patience, you can unravel them and reuse the yarn. Neauveau Fiber Arts talks us through the process and makes it seem not so scary!

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