Thursday, January 29, 2009

Our fabric knitting & crochet group is featured this week on Ravelry!

Are you interested in knitting and crocheting with fabric? If so, our ravelry group is for you!
Hope to see you there soon!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vintage Knitting Images...

Nothing like hand knit underwear!
I included this one because it made me laugh:)

The funny thing about some of these *vintage* pictures is that the styles come and go...This one sure looks like sweaters you can find in the stores today! In vintage times, it was called a *stole* but today we would call this a sweater wrap...the language may change but not the style!

Yeah, just do a search on etsy of *bags* and you will see these purse handles! I love the scissors:)

Yep, here is another timeless style...These are all over right now!

I never grow tired of looking through vintage knitting images....I love this one because it reminds me of my daughter knitting!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Coming Soon...The Knit Kit!

One handly little tool...coming this spring!

From craftzine...
Lime & Violet found this knitter's kit that is due out in March 2009. The Knit Kit includes a crochet hook, scissors, tape measure, stitch counter, thread cutter and a compartment for items like stitch markers. I know I always want more tools, but this seems like the perfect kit for the traveling knitter.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I've contributed 2 free patterns on ravelry now!


New on Ravelry: Fabric Knitting and Crochet!

I'm thrilled to announce I just started my first Ravelry group, Fabric Knitting and Crochet! Come, check it out!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

heather knitz designs: BLOG GIVEAWAY: DIY Rag Bag Purse Kit!

To have a chance to win, click on the link below to check out the details! Giveaway ends this Sunday! Good Luck!

I set up my store today on Ravelry!

My first upload is a free pattern. I'm offering my own design, a simple knit and felt pattern that I call "heart strings"! I first made these years ago for my daughter who was heart and purse happy:)

Enjoy it, Heather

Monday, January 19, 2009

Book Feature: Strip & Knit with Style

by Mark Hordyszynski (Author)
Strip & Knit with Style! No, not that kind of stripping. Strips of fabric! Get your mind out of the gutter and take your knitting to a whole new place with these clever projects, each one made with strips of fabric. Start with surprising fabrics—cotton, rayon, linen, hemp, silk, wool, polyester, even lace, faux fur, polar fleece! Then start knitting, following the simple directions to make sixteen sophisticated projects. Add paint, buttons, feathers, and more to make unique garments (and home accessories) that mean you’ll never have to strip again. Not in the clothes-off way, anyhow.

Happy Reading, Heather

Alternative Yarns: Knitting with Fabric

Many of you know, I love to use unconventional materials to knit and crochet with. These are some of my recent color combinations that I have put together to use. These groupings come with 20 individual strips of fabric. Each strip of fabric is 8 yards in length, making a total of 160 yards per bundle. Each bundle retails for $15.00 for 160 yards.

My fabric yarn strips are available at, on etsy and in my lollishops store!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Welcome to my new blog!

Heatherknitz patterns is a *spin off* of my main blog, heatherknitzdesigns! Here I will focus mainly on my patterns and diy projects and all things related!
Enjoy, Heather