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Arm Knitting Tutorial

Most knitters know how to knit using all types of needles, whether it be straight or circular needles, long or short, small or large. But did you know you can knit with your ARMS?!When you find yourself lacking a pair needles you can still make awesome creations using just some chunky yarn and your body. [...]

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Free Hat Pattern -- Nordic Mart Does the Wurm

This is a great project to make during the month of MAY! Both yarns listed are on SALE! Drops Delight is just $2.30 / 50gand Drops Alpaca is only $3.15/ 50gIt just takes one skein of each for this hat.  We saw this hat on the home page of Ravelry a few weeks ago and immediately knew we had [...]

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Crazy for our Chic-a Bags

Chic-a The perfect pouches for your projects! We love Chic-a bags because they're durable and have super cute prints.   Explore Chic-a bags and find your favorite :)                       Needle Cases: Whether you need to hold your circular sets, your interchangeable tips, or your straight needles, there are a variety of Chic-a options for you! We love how [...]

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The Washcloth That Changed My Life

The Washcloth That Changed My LifeFor some, winning the lottery is the life-changing event to wish for but I’ve discovered that learning to knit can be the first step towards changing your life.I love textiles: the vibrant colors, the textures, the almost immeasurable combinations that can be born. I’ve sewn garments, quilts, doll clothes, purses, table cloths and loved every minute but there [...]

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Wonderful Free Schachenmayr Patterns for Knit and Crochet

Super Schachenmayr Patterns...For FREE!Schachenmayr is known for high quality yarns in some really trendy colors for each season.  We love their (everyone's favorite type of pattern: free) patterns using these yarns, from socks to hats, baby booties to wristwarmers. Try out some of these yarns using the patterns we've featured below! SMC Boston - A classic [...]

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Fabulous Felting

Felting can seem scary, but it's actually quite easy, and because of the felting process, any mistakes you make in your work can be covered up.Why not try out one of these cool felting projects!A great video to start you out is this tutorial on Felted Wool Balls. When you make these you can turn [...]

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Watch Elf, Make Elves

One of our favorite holiday movies to watch is Will Ferrell's hilarious "Elf" Make these cute Elf Patterns while you watch Elf!Amigurumi Elf by Jackie Lang Elf Socks by Drops DesignSanta's Little Helper by Stephanie MasonElf Hat by MeiMei RoepckeElf Slippers by Drops DesignElf on the Shelf by Sydney DuenasPointy Elf Hat by Drops DesignHave fun! Elf [...]

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Creating Your Own Color Work

How to chart your own Color workColor work on knitting can seem challenging, but it’s actually quite simple! It's really fun to chart out your own images or words to add to almost any knit project.Want to add little bunnies to your hat? Want to put some words on a scarf? Want to add an image to [...]

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Alpaca Inspiration: Patterns in our Alpaca Yarns

With this year's Alpaca Party sale, you may find yourself wanting to start a new project, but unsure of what to make! Here we have collected some of our favorite patterns around the web that can be made with one or more of our sale yarns. Find all our sale yarns here Make this adorable little [...]

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A New Look for Nordic Mart

We are SO EXCITED about our new look.  We believe colorful yarns are best viewed against neutral backgrounds with simple and easy to navigate pages.  While you're browsing, take advantage of the "Compare" feature to decide on color combinations or choose between colors.  Leave a review on your favorite yarn so others know how great [...]

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