Monthly Archives: November 2016

How to Enjoy Your Handmade Holiday

Sweater Ornaments

Are you starting to think about making gifts or decorations for the upcoming holidays? Maybe you work on these projects steadily throughout the year? The team at Kraemer Yarns wants you to enjoy your handmade holiday! In this blog we are sharing a few ideas that work for us!

Use An Easy Care Yarn

For items that may need to be cleaned every now and again, like a blanket or garment, make it easy on the recipient and use a yarn like Perfection! This easy-care yarn is able to be machine washed and dried and is available in a variety of weights. It even comes with a touch of sparkle in Lights! Consider including a gift tag with the item, not just to say To and From, but to include an easy reminder to the recipient of how to care for their gift! On our Holiday Pinterest board, we have several gift tag ideas that are easy to print out at home!

Knit and Crochet Gift Ideas

Pattern Ideas for Kraemer Yarn Super Bulky

There are two ways on our website you can find patterns for your next project. First, start with the yarn you would like to use, then click on the “Recommended Patterns” button on the right side of the yarn page. Shown above is the Recommended Pattern page for Perfection Super Bulky.  Alternatively, if you know what type of item you would like to make, check out the free pattern page pattern categories to get a filtered view. A portion of the Hats category is shown below. Clicking on the “Yarn Matcher” button underneath the pattern will take you to the called-for yarn page.

Hats patterns for Kraemer Yarns


Plan Your Time Wisely

November and December can be quite hectic between the regular day to day activities and holiday events. Consider how much time you have to work on the projects you want to make. Knitting and crocheting are supposed to be fun activities, that’s why we do it, right? In a time crunch, you may end up feeling stressed and not enjoy the making of the project.

Stay tuned, our next blog post will spotlight last-minute one-skein wonder patterns and projects!

Weaving with Kraemer Yarns

You may already be familiar with the joys of knitting or crocheting with Kraemer Yarns, but did you know that many of our yarns are also fantastic for weaving?

Woven by Southernemma

On Ravelry, the projects woven by user Southernemma have caught our eye. Shown above are her pink Cotton Blend Woven Scarf in Tatamy Tweed Worsted, the Cotton/Bamboo Blend Woven Wrap in Tatamy Tweed DK and Southwest Fiber Company Terra, and most recently the Tennessee Alpaca Merino Woven Scarf that uses Kraemer Yarns Sterling Silk and Silver with an alpaca yarn.  


This is a neat example of machine knitting where Kraemer Yarns Perfection Lights is used in combination with another yarn as the background. (Photo credit: Machine Knitting Inspiration)


Shown above is Ben’s First Blanket, woven by our Ravelry friend Spunsilver, using the “It’s a Boy” colorway of Tatamy Tweed DK. When you are in need of a coned yarn for your larger machine or handwoven projects, like baby blankets and garments, take a look at our Tatamy / Tatamy Tweed yarn now available in 1lb cones. Tatamy is a cotton / acrylic blend. Of course, you’ll want to treat those special handwoven items with care, you can rest easy knowing that this yarn fine to toss in the washer and dryer!

If you weave a project of any size, we’d love to see your photos! We encourage you to share them with us on your favorite social media channel, we’re on them all: Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry, and Twitter!